Open Your Eyes
Are you ready to start looking at your life through the lens of strengths?
Don’t worry if you don’t understand what that means yet—we’ll go over that together here.
The most important thing to know is I believe that YOUR STRENGTHS are a key component to realizing your TRUE POTENTIAL and finding the quickest way to land in a place where you can JUST BECOME YOU, in all your glory!
However, in order to truly harness the information presented to you, it’s important for you to understand the FOUNDATION of “playing to your strengths”.
First, in the world of CliftonStrengths, it’s all GOOD….! That is, we’re keeping it all positive by adhering to five guiding principles on your strengths journey:
- Themes are neutral
- Strengths are not labels
- Focus on positive intent
- Differences are advantages
- People need one another
You see, we each have great talents (which over time can turn into our strengths), and the more we know about them, the more we can understand what makes us SPECIAL and how we can use our talents to do things EXCEPTIONALLY WELL.
DEFINITION: Talent n. 1. a naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied. The greater the intensity of the talent, the greater its power and the greater your opportunity for success.
The purpose of this effort is to EVOLVE…over time…into the best version of YOU!
For you, the first step is to OPEN YOUR EYES and start looking within yourself for evidence of your GREATNESS. This is not always easy, but I have a very helpful process to get you started! It is called “The Language of You” developed by fellow Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Jo Self (https://joself.consulting). I have gone through the process myself and am thrilled that she has given me permission to use it with you!
We can start by asking the question: “What does your talent theme bring to the table?”
DEFINITION: Talent Theme n. a category of talents. Themes help you begin to discover and talk about your greatest talents. Decades of research into talents and success have shown that the talents most related to potential for success can be grouped into 34 themes.
Review your top 5 themes and record them in your Bullet Journal for future reference. Don’t know what a Bullet Journal (BUJO) is? You can watch this video by founder, Ryder Carroll, here: https://bulletjournal.com/pages/learn
I just LOVE using my “Superpowered ME” BUJO to help me evolve into my best self, and have many more tips and tricks to share with you on our journey together.
TAKE A BREAK:
Now that you have opened your eyes and looked within through the lens of strengths, did you like what you saw?