What are your Top 5?
Harmony, Focus, Consistency, Futuristic, Includer
How do you see them playing in your life?
Oh man, where do I begin?! Since 2011, when I was first trained in this subject, my world has opened up tremendously to seeing and playing to my strengths. Going through my career as a corporate trainer, certain aspects of the job stood out more than others. Those being coaching, creating experiences for my workshops to bring people together, and teaching about Strengths. Once I started to deconstruct my Top 5, I started to really see that I was actually thriving most in these areas that stood out. For example, if I deconstruct my strengths with just coaching it looks like this:
Harmony: Coaching individuals not in conflict but in areas where they want to grow
and become successful
Focus & Futuristic: Partnering with clients to establish their dream life and create
lasting goals to get there
Consistency: I provide the same level of service for all my clients and each session has a particular routine due to ICF regulations (which I love!)
Includer: I love to get people together so group coaching is amazingly fun for me
What's your favorite theme?
By far my favorite is Futuristic. I love dreaming of what could be and who I will be in the future. Every year I create a vision board of magazine cutouts with things, feelings, ideas, and dreams I want to accomplish throughout the year. (Ok so my Focus gets partnered a lot with my Futuristic).
What's the one theme that "get's in your way"?
Problem with dreaming all the time is that I don't live in the moment or appreciate the journey. My Futuristic really keeps me in "what could be" all the time and with that comes tons of ideas. These ideas sometimes are not reality because they do not match the dreams of my husband or they are so far fetched there is no way to get there without winning the lotto. (I can dream of winning the lotto though right?!)
How has knowing your Top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
Knowing my Top 5 has really allowed me to hone in on what makes me feel strong and where I am thriving. It has allowed me to decline offers and ideas that may sound amazing but truly are not aligned with who I am. Being in communication with my husband about both our Top 5 have created a much more meaningful and deeper relationship. We are able to partner more productively on things like yard work, taking care of our son and even budgeting. I am still a work in progress, just like all of us are when it comes to this idea of focusing on strengths but what I am realizing is that when I do choose to focus on strengths, I am a living out my best self.
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