What's Your Superpower?
I was sat at work doing a job I’d been forced to take
They said if I didn’t take my bosses job then I may lose mine as they had to make one of us redundant
So I took the job!
As I was in the midst of relationship hell outside of work my confidence was at an all time low
So I didn’t even ask for a pay rise!
This job was 80% more work
I now managed 16 staff instead of 2 and some parts of the job I hated.....
It had accounting........urgh I hated maths
It had budgeting....dull
It had audit.....people checking people
It had risk......listing things that could go wrong
All of those things I hated!
Me and small details don’t mix, this is a weakness of mine
Are you the same?
So I was stuck in a job that just wasn’t for me
I went into work every day and thought and felt that I wasn't good at any part of my job anymore
Have you ever had this?
But I knew because my life was in tatters outside of work I HAD to make this work as best as I could
So my plan was to focus on the parts of the job I loved
Which was people and my team
My team were amazing!
I was super lucky to have them
Rather than them focus on what they weren't good at, I got them to find out what their strengths were
I then put these on our teams wall and we got really good at knowing what we were good at (and what we weren't)
I moved some peoples jobs around based on what their strengths were
And you know what happened?
We became a force to be reckoned with.....!
WE were the team everyone looked up to
WE were the team that was focused, efficient and always got the work done
WE were the ones who pulled together when we were struggling as individuals
That team alone got me though one of the darkest times in my life outside of work.
Knowing what I was good at helped me focus on what I was good at rather than what I wasn't
Knowing my strengths helped me become unstuck
I used my superpowers!
I used my strengths every single day and my team did the same
What are you good at?
If I asked you what you weren't good at could you answer that??
We're brought up in life and work to focus on what we're NOT good at
Well my mission is to change that
Positive Psychology helps us to Flourish
One of the ways to Flourish is to use our strengths
So this is what I do
I saw my team flourish back then
I saw myself flourish
And you can do the same!
Every client I start working with completes a strength analysis
This gives them their strengths in order of what they're the best at
Your Top 5 Strengths are your superpowers!
You should build them into your daily life and work
And if you don't?
This might be why you're feeling unsettled or unfulfilled in life
How do you find out your strengths?
The good news is that you can do this FREE online
Here's the link: https://www.viacharacter.org/
Go on, take 5 minutes now to find out what you're good at
And start living a life where you flourish
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P.P.S. I have ONE 121 coaching 90 day slot available, mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info with the title "121"