When we tap into our awareness, we build the ability to recognize the beliefs we accepted as true – and examine them.

When engaging the possibility that we can find additional perspectives from within, we become able both to ask better questions and to examine our beliefs. Without first holding up a mirror and becoming self-aware, it is difficult to image walking in another person’s shoes or being truly empathetic. Jess Dewell delves into these areas and talks about the Power of Awareness.

Starting the Conversation…

  • When we tap into our awareness, we build the ability to recognize our beliefs we accepted as true and examine them.
  • How do we examine our awareness?
  • What are other skills and benefits that come from awareness?

Host: Jessica Dewell
Co-host: Iva Ignjatovic

What You Will Hear:

Finding ideas and concepts that we typically don’t think about it.

When we are lazy about what we need to know…

The steps of problem solving (and how it relates to awareness).

We will know when we are settling and when it’s wrong and when we’re lying to ourselves (and our teams).

Bring awareness to [what we are working on and situations we find ourselves in].

The right time to bring in curiosity mindset and explore as we’ve never seen [something] before.

The pieces that make up thought leadership, and the best use of ThinkTime(™),

Awareness is a muscle. We can make it second nature, as it is a soft skill.

Limiting beliefs impact our awareness, and how much we’ll leave our comfort zone.

Examining our awareness, our beliefs, to improve.

Watch ourself and recognize our process for interacting with the work around us.

Use past experience to inform what’s happening and be aware of the point we make a choice.

Jess’ three levels of awareness.

What can we do to build our awareness muscle.

It’s BOLD to use the power of awareness.

Notable & Quotable:

Iva Ignjatovic: We tend to think that awareness is just noticing something, and it’s so much more.

Jess Dewell: Make a choice!

Jess Dewell: When awareness is present, we’ll gather more than feelings and data to put words around it to see the outcome and evaluate it.

Iva Ignjatovic: Constant balance between awareness and focus on a goal.

Jess Dewell: We are less efficient when we use a curiosity mindset all the time, as it can turn into a distraction.

Jess Dewell: When limiting beliefs get in the way, and we don’t do anything about them – we are playing small.

Iva Ignjatovic: Awareness, in a way, is analysis.

Jess Dewell: I collect context, which looks haphazard, yet more is completed.

Jess Dewell: Work from confidence instead of fear, we realize we don’t have to know everything.

Iva Ignjatovic: I am accepting that things are not in my control, might never be in my control, and I can still push forward.

Jess Dewell: Self awareness is a step toward building empathy.



awareness, confirmation bias, problem solving, notice, think time, intention, perspective, confidence, honesty