How Knowing Your Strengths Can Change Your Life
If you knew what your strengths were, what you were naturally good at, what you can do effortlessly, your superpowers, would it change your life?
Would your relationships be easier?
Would work be easier?
Would you be more successful?
In my opinion the answer to all these questions is a resounding yes. I took the CliftonStrengths Assessment 4 years ago and it had an amazing impact on my life. By learning my top 5 strengths (Communication, Achiever, Woo, Competition, Activator), I felt I had found my purpose or calling.
It was in 2015 that I started creating content for LinkedIn and building a brand online to harness my strengths and passion for a positive cause. Understanding my strengths helped me understand what I was naturally good at which in turn helped me realize how I could help others reach their Full Potential. My strengths enabled me to inspire others by creating content and communicating to the world via social media. Giving back and helping people grow is one of the greatest feelings in the world.
The other amazing thing about learning your strengths is the power that comes with not overusing them. For me this was eye opening since I have 4 of 5 my strengths in the influencing category. Learning my strengths helped me understand when to dial them down so I didn't sound like I was selling or being too pushy wtih an idea or thought. Being self aware of my strengths has made me a better husband, father, friend and co-worker.
If you are interested in learning more about CliftonStrengths or would like to take the assessment, follow the link below. Their work is based on decades of research and over 20 million people have taken the assessment around the globe. It's an awesome feeling to focus on what you are good at instead of trying to improve things that you aren't good at.
Typically companies, managers and assessments focus on your areas of opportunity or weaknesses. The beauty of CliftonStrengths is the focus on the postive side of personal development. Embrace who you are & the strengths you have and you will be a happier, more successful person.
Nick Wagner Sr. is the founder of the Full Potential Movement and loves sharing advice about careers, personal innovation and motivation. His goal is to help people reach their Full Potential by sharing experiences and ideas.