Dr. Susan Albers spoke to Travis Bradberry, coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, about self-awareness. The book discusses four strategies, the first of which is self-awareness. She asked if self-awareness comes first because it’s the most important? Also, what would be the first-step to take to become more self-aware? According to Bradberry, they are all important, but lacking self-awareness can really hold you back from picking up the other skills. The first step to becoming self-aware is to genuinely understand your emotions so that you can manage them effectively. You need to spend time thinking through your emotions to figure out where they come from.
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