Start with you
You have more links to the entire world than the average Victorian had to surrounding villages. Via keyboard, phone or aeroplane, you can contact anywhere. The ordinary working life puts you with hundreds of people from dozens of backgrounds. How can you relate to them all?
You cannot hope to understand where other people are coming from, unless you understand where you are coming from yourself. Self-awareness is not selfishness or egotism. It is a baseline from which you can reach out to other people.
Spare a little time to understand yourself. Answer these questions:
This is not the egocentric navel gazing that pushes your further into yourself. It is finding the core you your values, beliefs, feelings and drivers.
Understanding what makes you tick will help you to understand other people. This will help in your relationships, personal and business, and will be a spur to pushing outwards.
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