What's your top 5?
Futuristic, Individualization, Competition, Significance, Maximizer
How do you see them playing out in your life?
Before I started working with my StrengthsFinder coach I never noticed the strengths I had. Now I see and use them every day, especially as a Filmmaker and Photographer. My top 5 help me fully understand my own work ethic and how to effectively use them in my work. I can definitely see why Futuristic is my number 1 in my top 5. For someone who works with cameras all day and also works at Best Buy, I am always looking forward to learning about and using the latest and greatest technology out there. I think that I frequently use my futuristic and maximizer strengths together while working at Best Buy to help me keep up on my product knowledge and to help my team to go above and beyond our goals. As a filmmaker and photographer, it is my goal to be as impactful and different as possible. I use competition to help push me to make my next video or photo more individualized and significant than the one before. As a whole my top five strengths along with my StrengthsFinder coach are helping me build a path for my future.
What's your favorite theme?
My favorite theme is probably Individualization. I have always tried to be as creative and unique as possible for as long as I can remember. Today it is very apparent in my photography and video because I try to produce things that are as personalized to my clients as possible. I apply this skill to my everyday life to help separate my work from the rest.
What's the one theme that "get's in your way"?
The one theme that I believe gets in the way most often is Maximizer. Whenever I produce something, I like to make sure that it is the best that it can be and this can be extremely time consuming. I can't cut corners or half do something, I have to do it the right way which typically takes a longer time.
How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
Now that I understand what my strengths are and how to apply them, it has greatly aided me in knowing what I need to do in order to get me where I want to be in life. I find ways to use my top 5 in everything that I do. It helps me be a more genuine person in and outside of work and I have notice a greater amount of assurance in my decisions for the plan that I am making for my future.
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