What's your top 5?
Achiever, Empathy, Learner, Relator, Developer
How do you see them playing out in your life?
I’ve learned that my Achiever rules my life and provides me with my motivation and drive. Every day starts at ground zero- I rate the success of my day based on the projects or action items I get accomplished. It can be exhausting because I never stop-luckily, I love my job. In making business decisions, I find myself being thoughtful and a bit methodical at times. I have to look at the situation from all angles and make sure it feels right. My Empathy is an intuitive instinct that allows me to feel the emotions of those around me; good or bad. I can often sense an issue or situation with a co-worker before they bring it to my attention.
What's your favorite theme?
As a Developer, I enjoy people and get excited about seeing the signs of potential growth in others. Nothing pleases me more than someone who learns, grows and ultimately becomes successful. I also get frustrated with individuals that are talented but don’t embrace the opportunity they’re given. I find that I want the success for them more than they want it for themselves. As the saying goes, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink”.
What's the one theme that "gets in your way"?
As an over Achiever, I have a tendancy to over commit and over schedule. My #1 strength is currently in overdrive most days. As a result, I never manage to get my personal “to do” items completed. I’m now making a weekly list and feel equally accomplished and better balanced.
How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
I’m focusing on my Relator theme in order to get my Achiever theme in check. I’m making the time to cultivate the close one on one personal relationships which I find so rewarding and fulfilling. Work life balance is something I need to work on weekly for my health and well-being. It’s okay to take a personal break, disconnect from technology, and enjoy some down time. I finally scheduled a beach vacation!
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