If I said to you right now, “Name the one thing you do better than anyone else you know?” Could you do it?
Most people can’t. But in more than a decade of asking clients that question, the ones who know their strengths and know what sets them apart are more profitable, productive and say they have higher levels of wellbeing. Are you interested in any of that?
Knowing your strengths helps you know:
1. When you’ll be successful
2. What you need to achieve that success
3. What can set your life apart from the rest.
Strengths are things you do that make you feel STRONG! Strengths are tasks that make use of your instincts — your natural ways of thinking and behaving. When used, strengths produce near perfect performance. they are the best of you. But what’s fascinating is that the mere notion of instinct makes them feel ordinary and not valuable. So you’re likely overlooking the best of you. You’re probably neglecting the part that could redirect your life.
The best advice I can give is START WITH STRENGTHS, understand them, refine them and apply them. Your strengths determine how you communicate, set priorities and recharge your batteries. Where are you having success? What tasks feel most instinctual? What moments of your day bring the most energy? I dare you to keep track. Then spend 4 weeks trying to do those tasks as often as you can. If you don’t see change, tell me, I’ll give you a coaching session on me! If you do track your strengths, let me know how it goes. Love to hear what you find.
If you’re looking for words to describe your strengths, check out Clifton Strengths here. If you’ve taken the assessment but want more steps I’ve got a free PDF for you.
And if you’re just trying to wrap your head around this new way of thinking here’s one of my 3 Min. Coach videos from Java, to start your redirection. Looking forward to hearing what you discover as you catalogue your strengths.