You're a Warrior
The Four Stages of Self-Awareness “framework” unveils how you respond to discomfort, and what you can do to live with intention. By asking this simple question, we can get to know a lot about ourselves. We can treat ourselves with more kindness, compassion, and love.
Before you review your results:
The Four Stages of Self-Awareness “framework”, describes a cycle, we all experience when facing discomfort. If you look hard enough at your life, you’ll discover moments when you behaved like a Lotus, Survivor, Warrior, or Phoenix.
Even though the stages move in a cycle, no stage is better or worse than another. Each stage teaches us something different about ourselves; they work together to help us become more self-aware. They help us learn how we currently act so we can decide how we WANT to act.
So what does it mean to be a Warrior?
The Warrior Stage symbolizes consistent action, prioritization, and follow-through. Coming out of the Survivor stage, they’ve learned to see discomfort as an ally and work with it to live intentionally.
In other words,
The Warrior Stage recognizes your willingness to choose Yourself Consistently. As the third stage of self-awareness, you’re learning to be uncomfortable by identifying the actions that don’t serve you. You know discomfort is not an enemy and are curious about what it has for you to help you become the person you want to be.
At this stage, Warriors are embracing discomfort because they are aware of how it helps them.
By the time you reach the Warrior stage, you’ve spent a lot of time with discomfort. You’ve learned from it, and it’s normal to feel more comfortable around it.
Warriors want to be kinder to themselves, creative and tap deeper into their overall power, and are willing to embrace discomfort to make it happen.
You’re a fighter, and you know it!
You are the embodiment of a Warrior.
What's Your Superpower?
The Power to Create
Warriors have a deep desire to take action. Even when feeling lost or stuck, they know that they can create a life where they feel free, full of unconditional love, and leave a lasting positive impact on others – even when they feel uncomfortable.
Warriors want to do the work. They’re willing to get deeper into their growth, humbly accept the presence of discomfort, and even though they feel the work can be hard, they are grateful for it.
Warriors want to live the life they’ve envisioned for themselves, knowing that they can make anything happen and taking the necessary actions. Their Power to Create, despite the discomfort, is their secret weapon to living life feeling fearless and powerful, enjoying deeper connections with themselves and their loved ones.
If Warriors want to create and remain grounded in the presence of any discomfort, they must harness their power as often as they can.
Because sometimes Warriors can forget that accepting help is a sigh of strength, not weakness.
The Two Types of Warriors
There are two types of Warriors: the Reactive Warrior and The Responsive Warrior.
The Reactive Warrior tends to avoid asking for help when they need it; it is a pro at creative procrastination and feels they should do everything on their own. The Responsive Warrior, on the other hand, believes that they don’t have to everything on their own, laughs at the face of creative procrastination, and values being supported through their journey.
Most people go back and forth between the two. If you’re reading this, you’re currently a Responsive Warrior!
For the most part, Warriors struggle with finding the right tools and strategies to help them map out their path forward in their lives. They want to transform their mindset, habits, and behaviors to become who they want to be. They yearn for more intention and gratitude; along with examples that they are doing what they are supposed to do in life at the highest level. When facing this challenge, it is a sign that Warriors are more reactive than responsive.
This frustration is usually a sign that Warriors aren’t open to asking for or receiving help. By closing themselves to getting the support they need from others, they create a self-imposed roadblock to achieving their life. In other words, they block their blessings.
Without the help they need, some Warriors struggle to navigate life circumstances; and get out the funk that comes from perfectionism, and procrastination, leaving them feeling paralyzed and stuck when discomfort shows up.
It’s important to know that Warriors can move beyond these potential challenges. They can become the architects of their lives, be at peace with themselves and genuinely feel happy not wearing a mask. It all comes down to embracing help from others.
Helpful Next Steps
If Warriors want to open themselves to getting the help they need, they must start with taking inventory – carefully review what’s working for them, especially when they don’t feel comfortable and identifying areas they want to improve.
When Warriors take inventory, it is a sign that they are open to see themselves for who they truly are without judgment. They carefully identify and commit only to the tools, resources, relationships, and projects that feed their soul—grounding them in the present moment, free of the paralysis that comes from discomfort and graciously accepting the help they need. They become more responsive than reactive.
Warriors tend to resist this process because they don’t know where to begin. Like cleaning a closet for the first time in years, they may feel overwhelmed, confused, and uninterested.
The best place to start is by being available to accept the support you need without feeling guilt or shame.
Here’s my simple 5 step-by-step method to embrace accepting help/support and get started. Yes, answering these questions might feel a little uncomfortable, that’s ok, try it anyway!
- Where are you struggling the most right now? (ex: my healing, career, romantic relationships, friendships, family, etc.)
- What is it about this specific area of your life, that makes you feel challenged? (ex: making things work for my schedule, lacking clarity on the next step, not feeling aligned, etc.)
- What have you tried to address this situation that hasn’t worked? (ex: going at it alone, talking to friends, praying, therapy, nothing, etc.)
- List 3 tools or strategies, you would like to try? For each tool or strategy write down the name of an expert in that area. (ex: meditation, journaling, coaching, new therapist, etc.)
- Reach out to each person and request a consultation.
Bonus: For the next 30 days – focus on testing one of the strategies or tools you want to try keep track of your progress. Use that information to spot patterns that help you Thrive!
When opening up ourselves to getting the help we need, we find the strategies and tools that work best for us to get us where we want to be. With the right help on our side, we achieve our goals faster than going at it alone, because we’re guided by someone who understands where we are, and how to get us there.
It is the only way to unleash our authentic self and manifest freely, even when feeling discomfort.
The 4 stages of self-awareness explains how we respond in the presence of discomfort.
Got questions about you results?
If you would like to review your patterns or want any help completing this exercise, I have a special gift for you.
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I’ll help you understand the source of your discomfort so that you can have a clear direction for your life. All while unapologetically putting yourself first, feeling confident, and being truly comfortable in your own skin.
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MEET YOUR GUIDE
I believe that mastering your self-awareness is the KEY to unlocking your dream life. So I am committed to helping release limiting beliefs, and patterns that keep you from feeling a sense of fulfillment, or wholeness.
I went from feeling depressed, lost and disoriented for 8 months to living my dream life, helping ambitious souls get a clear direction for their lives, take action with confidence and feel more joy & long-lasting inner peace.
I developed the Four Stages of Self-Awareness framework as a faster, natural and intuitive process for getting on the driver seat of your life, making decisions rooted in what truly unleashes your most authentic self
I show you how to build the bridge between you and your dream life – by closely identifying the gaps that need to be filled.
I’m also a reading addict, tea-drinking, pole dancer obsessed with Dragon Ball Z and all things leading to authentic self-mastery!
PS: Prior to starting my own business, I was a Director of Communications advocating for worker rights at the National Association of Workforce Boards and served with college prep for underrepresented students at the Harlem Children’s Zone.