Strengths awareness creates stronger people, teams and organizations
There is no one else like you. You were created uniquely.
According to Gallup StrengthsFinder, only 1 in 33 million people have the same 34 strengths in the same order.
So go ahead and brag about your strengths
- Post your Top 5 Strengths in your office or cube
- Add them to your email signature line
- And definitely add them to your resume
Don't make people guess how fabulous you are. Tell them!
To learn more about the life you were created for, go to www.1in33million.com
Being a volunteer rocks!
So many cool things happen when you raise your hand to help, with the best being ...you don't have to know anything. No interview, no resume, no rejection letter.
All they ask is that you show up, listen and LEARN. They are experts who want you to be the best, and they have willingly volunteered to make that happen.
No judgement, no mid-year review, just appreciation for your participation.
I volunteered to assemble meals for victims of a horrible flood. Our team of 8 was educated by the "Assembly Professional" in about 2 minutes about how to combine ingredients to create a meal that would serve 10 people. Once were informed of our roles and responsibilities, we were off and running. There was a friendly competition to make more meals than the other team, so we quickly measured and poured each ingredient into a bag, passing it down the line to the next assembly expert. Rice, red and black beans, dried vegetables and seasoning combined to make a hearty meal for 10 when boiled for ten minutes. The last assembly expert sealed the bag, and placed it in a cardboard box.
We were only there for a 1 hour shift, and we made over 100 meals!
Volunteering for that 1 hour taught me many things, including how blessed I am to have a pantry full of food, available 24/7. To learn more about the value of volunteering, go to www.strengthsevangelist.com
If I were to ask you "'What three things don't you like about yourself?", I bet it would take you less than a minute to come up with the list.
If I were to ask you "What three things are fabulous about yourself?", it might take much longer to come up with that list.
You see, we are trained to focus on the "bad stuff" vs. the "good stuff".
As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, I help people define and confirm their "good stuff" - their unique set of talents and strengths.
To get started on the "good stuff" path, I encourage you to write down one good thing about yourself each morning. This could be as temporary as "a good hair day" or a more comprehensive confirmation like "I am a generous person". These notes can be particularly helpful if you're having a bad day - take a glimpse at your "good stuff" note and remember that You Are Fabulous!
To better understand your "good stuff" contact Cynthia@cynthiaclaire.com