In this Expert Insight Interview, Michael Allosso discusses how you show up on your best day. Michael Allosso is a master communications expert and self-awareness specialist who coaches CEOs, teams, and individuals on day-to-day communication, dynamic presentations, and leadership excellence.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Self-awareness as the key to a good life
- How the lockdown has contributed to a lack of self-awareness
- Why being in the moment is one of the keys to self-improvement
Self-awareness is the most important key to freedom, prosperity, and a good life in general, but it seems difficult to achieve, and we often come to it too late or don’t even understand what it is.
This is especially the case when you’re on the executive track, as people don’t give you any feedback, so you live in a vacuum where no one tells you what they authentically see and hear. Michael Allosso has been able to make a business simply sitting or standing in rooms or on screens and telling people what he sees and hears.
By and large, people feel unseen and unheard, and subsequently, their self-awareness goes down the tubes. This is because they are not getting enough feedback about how they are performing and being.
The lockdown and switch to virtual meetings and environments have exacerbated that because people got lazy, turned off their cameras, and did not see or hear others. This meant people were no longer aware of their challenges, so they had no chance of improving themselves and creating opportunities.
Focus and Concentration
Firstly, self-awareness isn’t discussed enough these days. Secondly, we live in a strange culture of continual distraction, so you don’t have to spend any time with yourself or do any introspection because you have something else to distract you. We are constantly moving and seem very busy even though we’re really just distracted.
There are many ways to maximize yourself and become your best self, and Michael Allosso came up with 35. This is what he takes on the road and uses to help people. The number two rule on that list is Focus and Concentration. This means you must always stay in the moment if you wish to become your best authentic self.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.