- Posted by Val
- On July 28, 2015
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Just last week I was invited to speak to a direct selling company. The challenge was for me to help them find their strengths- however, almost none of the 100+ participants were able to take the Strengthsfinder assessment. I have always relied on using the Strengthsfinder tool to help individuals find traces of their talents. However, the best judge for your strengths is really you. Most specially if you are a person who is very self aware- meaning you have been in tune with how you feel and think about the different activities that you have done at work. This would provide a way for us to trace talents. I want to share with you 5 questions that may be helpful when trying to find out your strengths:
1. What activities are you naturally drawn to? Even when you were young, you would find yourself gravitating towards specific activities. If you were given a choice you would always default to these type of activity.
2. What type of activities do you learn very fast? If you have attended trainings, seminars or even formal education, there are activities that you naturally learn very fast – sometimes leaving others behind. You cannot even explain it, sometimes you cannot teach it to a friend but you just know that learning it, and even improving on it seems to be the easiest but most interesting thing in the world for you.
3. What type of activities do you enjoy doing? This one is directly connected to your emotions. Your enjoyment, the activities that makes you feel personally fulfilled and satisfied. Watch out for these types of activities.
4. What activities have you done that you received recognition from others? Did a co-worker tell you have a gift doing a specific task? Do friends frequently acknowledges something that you do well? Your talents are so familiar to you that sometimes it takes other people to point it out.
5. What activities do you do that makes you lose track of time? The world around you just disappears when you do these kinds of activities. You are so focused and engaged that you just lose track of everything else! You know you’ve felt this before.
These are some questions you may not ask yourself everyday. Whether you’ve taken the Strengthsfinder or not, these questions will either confirm your results or could provide you ways in tracing those talents inside of you. Listen to what your inner self is telling you about these questions. You have been created by God specifically for a purpose and I am sure that He has deposited the answers to these questions in your heart and mind. Draw it out.
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