1. What's your top 5?
2. How do you see them playing in your life?
Ideation-Usually when listening to others talk, I want to blurt out "I have an idea..." Really creative ideas flow like a faucet and I often need to edit a high volume of them so not to overwhelm others.
Individualization-I love spending quality time with small groups of people, asking them really great questions and learning interesting things about them. Weekly, I schedule large doses of time like this. It feeds me- and usually them- and allows me to flourish!
Input-I lost a great deal of my memory many years ago [ its back! ] because I was constantly collecting a wide variety of information and resources, just in case I needed it for others. The evernote app has enabled me to not clutter my mind with so much, but to quickly file anything away for instant retrieval when needed.
Strategic- When I am working on an interior design project for a client, I love to create an innovative solution to a problem others don't think can be solved.
Deliberative- I tend to give alot of thought to bigger decisions. While sometimes WAY too much time spent unnecessarily, I usually make solid choices. Having a really great peer accountability friend who is a strong activator, I spend more time the balcony than basement of deliberative.
3. What's your favorite theme?
Ideation absolutely gives me the most oxygen! I thrive not only on being an innovator but to create solutions that are a perfect fit and on target to make a meaningful difference.
4. What's the one theme that "get's in your way?"
My "deliberative" strength often has me aiming too long before I fire. For example, I was deliberating about when to get trained as a strengths coach and a close colleague, who is an activator, got me out of the basement of deliberative and encouraged me to hop on the plane within 2 weeks! No regrets.
5. How has knowing your top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
Having the affirmation gave me the permission to reimagine how I spend my time and the insight as to where I was believing a lie. I find it very interesting that in the middle of the word "belief" is the word "LIE"! My lie was that I was great at executing. This was being reinforced by many kudos from others, but they weren't seeing the pain or excessive amount of time it was taking and while I was, the kudos were overshadowing the pain.
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