I have recently posted an article on Steemit about Beliefs in which I talked about this exercise.
I thought it would be a good idea to put the details of the exercise here as I found it very useful.
Enjoy and let me know if you love or hate the feedback you get. (or maybe both...)
The Persona Exercise / Discovering your image
Short description: you will ask people for feedback on how they see you.
Material needed: people that have met you, phone or email, pen and paper
Interest: allows you to see what kind of image you project and recognise patterns that affect the way you interact with people.This is about seeing the way other people view you.
Time needed: it depends on how fast people answer you and how much feedback you gather, then you will need maybe an hour to write everything down and look at the patterns.
Tips: This is a two-step process for the questionnaire part, make sure people do the first step before asking them the second question and be clear that you want honest feedback, good or bad. I find it useful to frame it so that they feel safe answering you honestly. You can say you are doing a coaching exercise or that you are working on yourself and that any information is useful.
To do this you want to take notes and collect data. You can do it face to face or per email, although you might get more data through email.
Conclusion: The real value of this exercise is challenging the beliefs we have of the image we project and realise that how we see ourselves has little to do with what others notice about us. Once we gain awareness about our image to others, we can start working on improving it.
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