“Where do I fit best?” Have YOU ever asked that?
This question, along with many others like it, have been asked.
-Is there a job tailored just for me?
-Where will my gifts and talents be used to their fullest?
-What can I do to find my perfect place where I work?
So, are you where you “perfectly fit”? Many are not, and surprisingly, have worked that way for YEARS!!!
During the mid-twentieth century, researchers like Katherine Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs-Myers, John Holland, and David Keirsey, investigated person-environment fit and person-job fit. (PE fit and career development theories)
Millions of people have taken personality- and career-based assessments created by these theorists. Have you heard of the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), Holland’s Career Wheel or Holland’s Codes, or the Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS-II)?
I highly recommend taking these informative assessments. They will enlighten you...
Your PERSONAL POWER is multiplied and amplified when you:
-Truly accept and believe it…
-Grow and develop it…
-Use it to help others!
What exactly is your “personal power” anyway?
There are different definitions such as:
-Your integrity and ethics
-Your internal and external strengths
However Brian Tracy, one of the top sales trainers and motivational speakers in the world, has a Personal Power Formula…
YOU x Your Relationships=Your Personal Power
According to Tracy, your personal power grows by being “people-centered”. You have a tribe just waiting on you to influence their lives, hopes, and dreams! You just have to locate them through tribe tryouts.
Intentionally seek out those that welcome you, your message and your gifts.
Remember in our previous blog post that you have:
You have your own unique story, so learn to tell it powerfully and succinctly. Create an abbreviated...
Hello Friends and Strengths Advocates,
Have you ever thought…
I wonder if my personal story matters to anyone? Could it help others?
You have one, and someone out there is waiting to hear it! At times, we feel it pales in comparison to others' profound stories, but no matter what you have come through, it can help someone else out there.
“But it’s not one of those really horrific rip-your-heart-out transformational stories that only happen to other people!”
REMEMBER-Someone is always going through what you just went through, or what you’re going through.
What's you story?
Where did you come from and how did you get to where you are?
The 3 S’s” of YOUR Story:
You have your…
1.Unique story-Your Super-You Power
This is your unique life story. You should have both short and mid-length version of it to tell, depending on your time and setting.
Create a 2-minute and a 10-minute version.
Be ready to share it. Mine intro is…I should...
Do you have "insane courage"? Bold enough to crazily go after what your really want in life?
I am a doctor of personal strengths and teach people how to know where they fit and flow in their unique gifts and strengths; however, so many people do not have direction in their lives.
Frustration, indecision, and regret plague them.
I recently talked with several individuals that seemed to be waiting, wandering, or wondering in life.
Waiting…for something to happen.
Wandering…around in their lives, not living intentionally and on-purpose.
Wondering…if they will ever discover their true calling and start doing their dreams!
Have you ever felt like that? Does that resound a bit with you now?
Sometimes, we simply need crazy courage to make a decision-that one decision that creates a ripple effect of exponential outcomes in multiple dimensions in our life.
You need the courage of Benjamin Mee!
Matt Damon starred as Ben Mee in the movie, “We Bought a...
One seemingly, by-chance, catalytic event may change your destiny RIGHT NOW!
Sometimes, the connection seems so ordinary and mundane that it’s hard to believe…but BAM! A catalyst has just thrust you in a new job, a new career or a personal transformation that is nothing less than miraculous!
A young man taught himself carpentry skills to make ends meet while pursuing an acting career. He was frustrated that things were not going his way he thought, but he landed a gig in small-time film. It was a start and he was just a background actor to boot!
He had to keep doing his carpentry side job because acting career wasn’t supporting him like he had hoped. Years later, the same director “accidentally” bumped into the now 35-year old while do woodwork at a studio. He remembered how the young man had been in a small role in his previous movie and asked him to audition for his new show he expected to do well. He did…and the rest...
Thomas Edison, the great American inventor of the incandescent light bulb, was noted as saying that he didn’t fail but found 10,000 ways that didn’t work! Oh, that we would look at our setback as just feedback.
He also noted “genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration”. https://www.fi.edu/history-resources/edisons-lightbulb
So, what made the difference for Edison between success and failure, his brilliance or his habits? His genius or his daily disciplines?
I’m not here to debate his ethics or dealings with competitors, such as Tesla (who some consider a greater inventor than Edison), but his astounding routine.
The Wizard of Menlo Park was 52 years old when he was interviewed and stated that he worked 14-15 hours a day at that time! But wait, he believed he didn’t work as hard then because for YEARS HE WORKED 20 HOURS A DAY!
Read this amazing report about his uber habits (with laser focus, I may add!) at ...
How to get the MOST out of yourself and your team (Part 2 of 2)
Last week I began a subject that I will complete today: How to get the MOST out of yourself and your team. This is part 2 of 2. So, if you didn’t read the email on part 1 I sent last week, open it first or read my blog last week on our website at www.thestrengthsacademy.com
You CAN know your strengths, and grow your strengths, whether as a team, business, volunteer service, or individually.
REMEMBER-To be your BEST, you must assess!
This analysis comes in several forms-evaluation, feedback, assessments, introspection, reflection, accountability, and several other identifiers.
No matter the methods, or possibly multiple approaches for that fact, challenge your team in discussion and dialogue moving forward in professional development.
NOTE TO LEADERS AND MANAGERS: Measure what matters.
Review from previous week:
The SWOT Analysis
(I have attached a LINK HERE to see the expanded version about how to...
Have you ever walked into a business and everyone seemed to be doing his or her own thing? No one appeared to care much about you as a customer but was off in la-la land, concerned only with what they had to accomplish.
Worse yet, it seemed like the whole company functioned that way! Yeah, it’s crazy I know, but it happens in many businesses.
Where were the owners or managers to correct this behavior?
Who knows, maybe so buried in work in their offices that they couldn’t take time to see what was really going on.
SIDE NOTE TO LEADERS AND MANAGERS: People don’t always do what’s expected, but what’s inspected.
Later, I will spend more time dealing with what good customer service truly is, as I used to be a senior manager and corporate trainer of customer service professionals, but I will move on for now; however, great service seems to be rare in some sectors in the marketplace today.
Agree or disagree?
Questions leaders should pose to themselves and...
(Note: A FREE Report for you is at the bottom of this BLOG)
Now, I must confess something personal about myself to you…
I am a super-hero junkie! I have been an avid fan of DC Comics for years (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) and of recent times, the Marvel franchise.
After just seeing The Avengers: Endgame, I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY! Loved it!
Okay, let me calm down a bit…just breathe, John. Before it leaves the theaters, I will probably watch it 2-3 more times with family and friends.
Now, I won’t be a spoiler; however, the word, “Endgame” has been rolling over and over in my mind.
Now, the definition of the word relates to strategic games, such as Chess or Risk, where there are few pieces left, and the players have a “hidden” plan or strategy to pull out, defeat their opponent, and win the game.
In business, it may be considered a plan (or bulletproof backup plan) to achieve...
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" –President Theodore Roosevelt
*By the way, I will continue the 4-part series starting next week about how to have a paradigm shift in your life. (Picking up on Part 3 then) I wanted to write this 2019 New Year blog in between.
Beginning a New Year brings delight to some, but to others, it's just another date on the calendar. One person might love the idea of a fresh start, while another dreads it.
What does it mean to you?
Someone once said, "Life is what you make of it". How do you and I view it? I love sunrises. It's a matter of fact, I am in Florida right now and took pictures and videos of the sunrise on the beach on the East Coast side. Seeing the bright new day symbolizes new beginnings, fresh starts, new days, etc. It's a life mulligan if you will.
Now, I'm writing this blog post with a few major things in mind:
First, I need a fresh start because we JUST experienced a tragedy. Our motorhome...