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Tasha Eurich

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Insight helps us understand what self-awareness is, why it's vital if we want to become our best self, and how to overcome the obstacles that stand between us and our highest potential.




by Tasha Eurich


'Know thyself' is a wise aphorism to follow. Socrates taught that 'the unexamined life is not worth living.' Humans are different from all other creatures on earth because of their ability to recognize their own thoughts and emotions. Improving this skill of self-awareness is vital to our individual and group success. But how do we truly come to know ourselves?

While some may think that finding ourselves requires a long journey to the top of a mountain, or learning from great spiritual leaders, it doesn't have to be that complex. Noticing our own damaging thinking and behavioral patterns can be as simple as following a few simple tips.

With a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology, published work in peer-reviewed journals, and being named a Top 100 Thought Leader, Dr. Tasha Eurich is well-versed in the science of self-awareness. She has also written for The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and, and a 2014 TEDxMileHigh talk of hers has more than one million views.

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We can't always trust what we see when we look inward.

- Tasha Eurich

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