What's your top 5?
How do you see them playing out in your life?
Communication is the strength I see that impacts most of life because I use it 24/7 with my career as a newscaster. Also being a business owner I use my communication strength to be the voice of my fitness studios. I pretty much get paid to speak! I see my Woo playing out as well because I'm constantly connecting and interacting with tons of people and love hearing about their lives and stories. It’s cool to see how the majority of what I do everyday revolves around these strengths!
What's your favorite theme?
My favorite theme is Developer. I love mentoring and coaching people to help them achieve their goals.I love pouring myself into people and seeing people flourish by taking the time to offer wisdom, resources and simply let them know I believe in them. It gives me energy to see people grow and figure out the right paths for themselves!
What's the one theme that "gets in your way"?
Even though Developer is my favorite strength, it also is something that can get in my way quite often. Probably because I have a hard time saying no! When people need help, I desire so much to be of service to them that I sometimes become deflated because I tend to neglect parts of my own life. I would consider myself very independent and usually am the one helping others so I have to be very aware of setting good boundaries and remember it’s ok to ask for help.
How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
Knowing my strengths has given me permission to be who I was made to be instead of trying to fill the role of someone else. It has also given me the reassurance that the things I love doing I should invest my time into instead of trying to be good at things that aren’t my strengths. For example, I despise doing things like administrative tasks because they suck energy from me so I’ve stopped trying to be good at those things and have delegated them to others that enjoy them much more. I now concentrate on the things that bring life to me such as coaching and engaging with people. I can better embrace the things that I excel at and feel less pressure to be good at the things that leave me depleted.
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