Importance of Self-Training as an Entrepreneur

[su_quote]Success comes with self-acceptance, grows and accelerates with self-training and self-improvement. [/su_quote]

As an entrepreneur, you start on this journey on your own. Walk the path all, on its own –

  •       stumbling,
  •       gathering self,
  •       getting up,
  •       moving ahead with total belief in yourself,
  •       your dreams, and
  •       your passion.

However, at times you do feel all alone, managing everything single handedly, trying to strike that balance between work and life. Questioning self, repeatedly, “Am I on the right path?” “Am I doing the right thing?” “Why it happens only with me?”

Do not panic or feel left stranded. You are not the only one feeling like this. Every successful women entrepreneur who has reached the epitome of success has passed through the same path, felt exactly the way you feel. Nevertheless, they made it because they did not keep standing at the same place. They not only decided but actually move ahead systematically, little by little, upgrading self and the skills, investing in self-training, balancing relationships with love and respect.

[su_quote]If Plan A” did not work; still there are 25 more letters. Be positive, stay cool and never ever give up.[/su_quote]

To be a successful entrepreneur one has to do ‘N’ number of things but the first and foremost is to:

  •       understand self,
  •       polish your own skills,
  •       have better knowledge of your own behavioral and communication styles,
  •       have complete know-how of your target audience, and
  •       then have an action plan as to how to and by when to implement all learning into your business.

This will help to:

  •       scale up,
  •       build a team where people are open enough to receive feedback, improve, and
  •       have a learning environment by asking questions.

https://jina.co.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/InterpersonalCommunicationSkills_JiNa.jpgWith these views in mind and an openness to learn, grow in one’s business and personal relationships came together these extremely amazing women entrepreneurs, participated in the “Interpersonal Communication Skills” workshop, and invested in self-training.

Participants learnt about their own behavioral and communication styles with the help of role-plays, questionnaires and an amazing tool known as “Johari Window”.

https://jina.co.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/JohariWindow.jpg

The window is a square divided into four quadrants, as shown in the picture above.

The quadrants relate to knowledge about you, in four categories:

·         Open area – what you know about yourself and others also know

·         Blind area – what you do not know about yourself but others do know

·         Hidden area – what you know about yourself but others do not know

·         Unknown area – what neither you nor others know about you.

How does it work?

The quadrants expand or shrink in relation to each other as you gain more knowledge about yourself through experience, observation, feedback from others, communication, self-reflection, and so on.

To operate most effectively and productively, you need to develop your ‘open’ area. This is the space where communication is good, with no mistrust or misunderstanding – where there is openness.

Johari Window is a useful tool to:
  • Improve communication and trust,
  • Learn more about yourself and your team,
  • Help build better, more trusting relationships with one another,
  • Solve issues, and
  • Work more effectively as a team.

It has its name after its creators, Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham.

https://jina.co.in/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/InterpersonalCommunicationSkills_Self-Training.jpg[su_quote]If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.[/su_quote]

This is what the participants shared after the workshop. For a trainer, it is always so overwhelming to see the participants leaving with at least one positive takeaway for themselves.

[su_box title=”Participants Shared” style=”glass” title_color=”#ffffff”]”Loved both the tools which will help me improve my relationship with my employees. Trainer was very confident and organized.” Aditi Gupta, Ppro Eed

“Takeaway for me is Behavioral Skills – Plotting my behavior with others and vice versa and learning how to deal with it. Kavita, you were very thorough and delivered confidently.” Kanika Singh, Mini Mason

 

“My takeaway from the session is that Johari Window is something to reflect upon and getting it filled from employees would be a useful practice. Trainer was well-informed, confident and brought my attention to few aspects of communication that I was ignorant of. Session was of value.” Shefali Nagpal Dehl, Ombre Craft

“Got to work on and learn about some good questionnaires which I can implement right away at my work place with my staff. Trainer was knowledgeable, confident and resourceful.” Dr. Rita Sikka, Life Essential Dental[/su_box]

 

If you want to know more about such tools and self-training programs for self or for your organization, institute and your employees drop in a message in the comments box below. We will be happy to understand your requirements, co-create and deliver the program.

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