Ep. 125 – 3 Tools to Help Unlock the Transformative Power of Self-Awareness

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a loop — missing opportunities, not quite reaching your goals, and lacking clarity into who you really are and what motivates you? In this episode, Dr. James Bryant provides three powerful tools to help you break out of the cycle through building greater self-awareness. What if you could clearly see your true core values, strengths, impactful habits and blindspots? How much more effective could you be in your leadership, relationships and pursuit of excellence? Listen in as Dr. Bryant guides you through “mirror moments” of honest self-reflection, personality assessments like DISC, and the practice of self-compassion. 


[00:00 – 06:23] – Definition of self awareness

  • Involves observing thoughts, feelings, behaviors without judgment

  • Gaining insight into motivations and patterns behind behaviors

  • Important for personal growth and leadership development

[06:24 – 09:14] – Tool #1: mirror moments

  • Honest self-reflection on strengths and weaknesses

  • Assess habits, behaviors and impact on current/future life

  • Identify alignment between actions and core values

[14:37 – 22:52] – Tool #2: personality assessments

  • Assess communication styles, strengths, motivators

  • DISC focuses on improving communication, relationships

  • Maxwell DISC specialized for leadership growth

[22:53 – 30:39] – Tool #3: practicing self-compassion

  • Making mistakes part of human experience

  • Speak gently as you would to a close friend

  • Replace self-criticism with nurturing inner voice






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“The greatest level of awareness is self awareness.” – Dr. James Bryant


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