Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could stop dwelling on what is NOT working so well and start focusing more on how to dial up our strengths?
After all, Gallup research tells us that when folks show an inherent talent (meaning, their natural capacity to excel in any one facet of their work) they are happier, more fulfilled and more successful.
In a team setting, our natural capacity for excellence in a role results in greater efficiency and productivity. Using selection science, Gallup research helps us map success potential greater than just our personality: it reflects factors such as our attitudes, motives, cognition and values.
Here’s the secret: we are NOT supposed to be great at everything but our collective team should be!
It’s no wonder we incorporate the genius of Gallup’s StrengthFinder assessments into the proven Rock On Success coaching system.
Your top 5 strengths, in rank order, are as unique as your thumbprint, so celebrate your unique value!
History shows that successful people often overlook their best attributes, the things that come naturally like breathing. We understate our value for the things we do in our zone of genius because they come easily…and that’s the point!
Why do others repeatedly thank you?
How do you make their lives or jobs easier?
Getting clear on your strengths, or understanding why you rock, will put more mojo back in your step. It’s a key indicator of roles where you’ll be more fulfilled, happy, and successful because you’re “staying in your lane.”
Here are 3 simple steps you can take to start recognizing your strengths!
1. Write down your biggest accomplishments. Start from your most recent and work your way through the past couple of years. Jot them down on a piece of paper with plenty of room for the next step!
2. Focus on the key skills you need in order to achieve those accomplishments. Focus on the key driving factors that allowed you to be able to create the accomplishments you mentioned earlier. These will give you the ability to start seeing patterns and duplicate skills!
3. Recognize the floor and ceiling tied to your top strengths. Imagine having your own version of a crystal ball, understanding the typical characteristics of the most successful people in a given role and predict whether you (or a candidate if you’re the hiring manager) were a great fit? This process will answer this very question for you!
Once you can identify your top strengths, the secret sauce lies in knowing how to leverage your unique gifts to start attracting more of your ideal clients and collaborators.
What are your top strengths and how do you apply them in your work-life integration?
How have they evolved over the years (and how can you apply them in the next phase of your career)?