How to Know and Grow Your Unique Gifts & Truest Calling! (Part 1 of 3)
“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., former Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
“The (Your) gifts and calling of God are irrevocable”
-Romans 11:29, The Bible
Dr. John Maxwell, one of my mentors, once said, “You have to know the way, grow (in) the way, to show the way!”
But, how do you grow something you aren’t fully aware of?
A few of the MOST common questions that are asked of leaders today are:
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“How do I discover my true calling?”
“How can I find out what I really am called to do?”
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How do you engage professional development? Do you have a leadership development plan? On your job? With a professional course or business book? Do you have an onsite coach or leader helping you?
Question: What is THE best way to grow professionally?
Well, it begins with a foundation of at least these 5 essentials! What are they?
Well, I will share those with you momentarily!
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Have you ever felt you wanted a fresh start or a new beginning in life? (A mulligan, for you golfers!)
“It’s not too late to become who you want to be. I hope that you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you find the strength to start over.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer & author of The Great Gatsby
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
I know exactly how that feels!
In 2007, I started college for the first time…at the age of 44! (I know what you’re doing. You’re counting the years to see how YOUNG I am, aren’t you?! Lol!)
One of my favorite phrases I created is: In order to be your best, you must assess!
So let’s dive in to A New You 2.0!
Napoleon Hill, the iconic American motivational speaker and author, once said, “Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he (or she) is best suited.”
“Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relationship, customers, development, energy, and happiness to leverage, sustain, and transform work into results.” - David Zinger, Let’s Co-Create an Employee Engagement Charter, The Employee Engagement Network
So, what do you absolutely need to do to maximize your engagement at work?
Let me propose a MASTER KEY to living out your fullest potential in the workspace from over 3 decades of interactions with thousands of people.
As a former senior corporate manager and trainer, I an the first to acknowledge that other factors play essential roles such as…
chemistry, competency, contribution, character,...
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What is it?
“Many times momentum is the only difference between winning and losing. With it, everyone is expectant and energized, and people tend to perform at their peak potential. Without it, people lose heart and have difficulty finding motivation.” – John C. Maxwell
Have you ever felt that you lost your motivation and your momentum?
TRUTH: Sometimes I have.
It felt as if I took a punch in the passion gut, and was bent over. While I was on the path to one of my life’s biggest goals-my doctorate-life's challenges, like a ton of bricks, unloaded on me. Now, let me put this in perspective for you.
I’m just like you. I came from small beginnings, have big hopes and dreams, and want to help as many people as I can along life’s way. But I lost my MOJO, my motivation, and I just wanted to come home and escape. Watch a move,have a drink, and just make world go away.
Insider’s TIP: Sometimes you need a...
“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...