The #2 Question I Get Asked About Strengths

by | Aug 1, 2013 | Building Self Confidence | 0 comments

Man shrugging

“Now what?”

The second-most frequent question I get asked is, “What do I do with my strengths once I know them?”

Great question! There is so much you can do with your strengths — they really can change your life. You can use your strengths to:

  • Understand why you do things the way you do
  • Bring more of your ‘best self’ to whatever you do, which will feel good, be energizing and probably help you accomplish more
  • Build more meaning into your life, by using your strengths in the service of a cause you care about
  • Deal more capably with challenges
  • Offset your weaknesses

Strengths can also be a great tool for leadership, whether you are a parent, a teacher, a team leader or a CEO. They can help you:

  • See the best in other people

    "Awesome! Let's get started."

    “Guess one way I use my creativity?”

  • Understand why some people complement or clash with each other
  • Encourage and appreciate others in a truly meaningful way
  • Assign roles and responsibilities more strategically
  • Decide who should take the lead in various situations
  • Provide advice and direction that is well-suited to each individual

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Kristen Carter

Kristen Carter, Certified coach, author, and breast cancer survivor. More

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