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The Power of Understanding Yourself

The Key to Self-Discovery, Personal Development, and Being the Best You

Mitchell, Dave

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1. Auflage Februar 2019
240 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-51633-0
John Wiley & Sons

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Discover your true self and align your life journey around your core beliefs, values and perspective.

Designed as both a companion piece to the author's previous book, The Power of Understanding People, and a stand-alone work, The Power of Understanding Yourself provides readers with a blueprint for examining their true purpose and approach to life and a map for achieving greater personal happiness, professional success and self-awareness.

It explores personal attributes related to interactive style, diving deeper into the concepts from the author's previous book, provides exercises for exploring how to connect your current life status to a desired future state and encourages readers to engage in a deep exploration of their core values, beliefs, mission and vision to become their best self.

* Find the key to self-discovery and personal development

* Uncover your true purpose

* Use helpful exercises to reveal the best you

* Develop strategies to maximize your potential

The Power of Understanding Yourself is an empowering tool to help you find your best possible self and flourish.

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part One: The Grape

Chapter 1: Metacognition: The Process of Evaluating "The Juice" 3

Metacognition versus Self-Awareness 4

Thinking About Our Thoughts 5

Choosing to Extract Me 8

Your Cognitive Schemas Make You Unique 9

Chapter 2: Locus of Control: You Are the Winemaker 13

Delusions, Control, and Disappointment 14

Finding Your Locus of Control 16

Chapter 3: Alignment: From Vine to Bottle 23

Inputs and Outputs 24

Horizontal Alignment 26

Chapter 4: Core Ideology: The Crush of Juice,Stems, Skins, and Seeds 31

Examining Inputs 34

Assessing Your Desired Outputs 36

Identifying Your Core Ideology 42

Vertical Alignment 47

Part Two: The Style

Chapter 5: What's My Style? Shades of Me 51

Understanding Interactive Style 55

Chapter 6: Experts: It's About the Process for Me 63

Meeting the Expert 64

The Behavioral Cues (or lack thereof) of Experts 65

An Expert Is a Wine's Acidity 67

Chapter 7: Romantics: It's About the People for Me 71

Meeting the Romantic 72

Putting Others' Happiness before Your Own 73

Reframing Childhood Trials 74

A Romantic Is a Wine's Sweetness 76

Chapter 8: Masterminds: It's About the Possibilities for Me 79

Meeting the Mastermind 80

Breaking the Rule in Order to Follow the Rule 82

A Mastermind Is a Wine's Fruit 86

Chapter 9: Warriors: It's About the Pace and the Point for Me 89

Meeting the Warrior 90

No Room for Interesting Details 92

A Warrior Is a Wine's Tannin 94

Part Three: The Balance

Chapter 10: Punching Down the Cap: The Pursuit of Balance 99

Finding the Right Balance 100

The Good and Bad of Stress 103

Chapter 11: Punching Down the Expert Style Influence on Me 107

Complementary Versus Contrasting Balance 110

An Expert with a Secondary Romantic (lowest score A column, next-lowest score B column) 111

An Expert with a Secondary Mastermind (lowest score A column, next-lowest score C column) 115

An Expert with a Secondary Warrior (lowest score A column, next-lowest score D column) 119

Extracting Me Worksheet 121

Chapter 12: Punching Down the Romantic Style Influence on Me 123

A Romantic with a Secondary Expert (lowest score B column, second-lowest score A column) 126

A Romantic with a Secondary Mastermind (lowest score B column, second-lowest score C column) 128

A Romantic with a Secondary Warrior (lowest score B column, second-lowest score D column) 131

Extracting Me Worksheet 134

Chapter 13: Punching Down the Mastermind Style Influence on Me 135

A Mastermind with a Secondary Expert (lowest score C column, next-lowest score A column) 138

A Mastermind with a Secondary Romantic (lowest score C column, next-lowest score B column) 142

A Mastermind with a Secondary Warrior (lowest score C column, next-lowest score D column) 143

Extracting Me Worksheet 147

Chapter 14: Punching Down the Warrior Style Influence on Me 149

A Warrior with a Secondary Expert (lowest score D column, next-lowest score A column) 152

A Warrior with a Secondary Romantic (lowest score D column, next-lowest score B column) 154

A Warrior with a Secondary Mastermind (lowest score D column, next-lowest score C column) 157

Extracting Me Worksheet 159

Chapter 15: An Example of Punching Down Your Own Style 161

Analyzing My Assessment 163

Part Four: The Vintage

Chapter 16: Veraison: The Evolution of Me 171

A Shift in Perspective 174

Holy & # ! * 176

Identifying Your Veraison 180

Chapter 17: Age-Worthy: Maintaining the Best Me 183

Becoming Better with Age 184

An Endless Appetite for Learning 185

Civil Conversations for Understanding Different Perspectives 189

Aging Well Physically 193

A Plan for Greater Achievement 195

Epilogue: Uncorking Me 197

Extracting Me Worksheet 199

About the Author 209

Index 211
DAVE MITCHELL is an international speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, sommelier and entrepreneur who has been delighting audiences all over the world with his entertaining style, powerful stories and "laugh and learn" philosophy. Since founding the Leadership Difference, Inc. in 1995, over 350,000 people have attended Dave's "enter-TRAIN-ment" seminars on topics that include leadership, customer service, selling skills, wine education and personal performance enhancement. He has been named Best Speaker of the Year from several organizations and Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau named Dave one of the top 10 best business speakers. Dave is the author of The Power of Understanding People from Wiley.