Know Your Strengths

February 2, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I hope the week is treating you well so far. I felt in a rut in mid-January, but I am much better now. For myself, I have found my ruts can typically be reversed if I begin working on a new project or learn something new. Which are two things I have been working on the last few weeks. I also have a little more perspective on why those two actions assist me personally. Have you heard of the Top 5 Clifton Strength Finder Assessment?

I took the Clifton Strength Finder Assessment for a team-building exercise, and what it relayed was pretty spot on for me. I’m going to share what this assessment determined as my top 5 strengths and their basic descriptions so you can get to know a little more about me.

  1. Learner- People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.
  2. Achiever- People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
  3. Intellection- People exceptionally talented in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective and appreciate intellectual discussions.
  4. Relator- People exceptionally talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
  5. Strategic- People exceptionally talented in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

As I said, pretty spot on, and I didn’t need a test to tell me what I already know. What I like about knowing, though, is the ability to work with my strengths and be aware of their weaknesses. Honestly, knowing gives a little insight into how my brain ticks, which helps. The learner and intellection in me like to learn and think, so knowing more about myself is a comfort. If you have are interested in taking the Clifton Strength Finder Assessment, you can find it here. It’s a lot of fun and generally good information to have. If you do take it and are interested in sharing your results, feel free to reach out!

As for the projects I’ve been working on, I began the 100-Day Project over the weekend. I am committed to making 50 mini weavings in the next 100 days. Art is a passion of mine, and this commitment helps keep me accountable and provides a community of artists also working through the challenge. If you would like to follow along with that journey, you can pop over to my Life After Average Facebook or Instagram. The other project is yoga-related. I am currently going through online training. It just got started, so I’m not ready to share much information just yet, but by the end of February, I will be prepared to share more, so keep your eyes out!

Have a great week, my friends, looking forward to talking again soon.

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