The Importance of Reflection and Introspection

by | Dec 23, 2022 | Podcast

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We should never underestimate the importance of reflection and introspection. Self-reflection is a powerful tool for personal growth and development. When done often, you create a much more intentional and powerful life. But many of us only do it annually, as we approach the new year and think about what went well and what didn’t…in essence, Reflecting Forward. 😊

In this week’s episode of Reflect Forward, I discuss how I came up with the name of my podcast, Reflect Forward, and why frequent self-reflection can help you to better understand yourself and your thoughts and feelings, which can lead to improved self-awareness and self-esteem. Frequent reflection and introspection can also help you to identify areas in your life where you may want to make changes or improvements. This can be especially helpful if you feel stuck or unfulfilled in some aspect of your life. Additionally, self-reflection can help you to better understand other people and improve your relationships with them.

I share my plan to journal during the new year, capturing my journey on the path to growing StoneAge to a billion-dollar company and why you, too, should develop a practice of frequent reflection and introspection.

Question of the Week

This week’s question comes from a new manager who said, “I just hired someone and it’s not working. What do you do when it’s obvious that the person you just hired is not the right person for the job?”

Great question. I know the feeling and it’s not a good one. During the episode, I share the steps you need to take to handle the situation, such as evaluating your onboarding process, letting your manager know, and having a direct conversation with the struggling employee. Have a listen and let me know what you think!

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