In this episode of Confidence on the Go, we’re chatting about:
Know your strengths and focus on maximizing them
Work your weaknesses, yes, but work your strengths more
Your strengths are what make you, you!
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Accept yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, your truths, and know what tools you have to fulfill your purpose. –Steve Maraboli
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. –Arnold Schwarzenegger
To Know Your Strengths, Look to Your Struggles
I next-leveled my strengths about ten years ago when I stopped trying to be good at everything and listened to the mentors in my life who told me what they saw in me that was strong and unique. For me, my strengths are focused-energy, massive-action-taking, and authentic enthusiasm for life … the more I was encouraged to just be me, the more I was able to level up my strengths.
What struggles have strengthened you?
What are your top three personal strengths?
What are your top three weaknesses?
Channel Your Power
Know your strengths
Create an inner alter-ego to channel
Repeat truth to yourself
Don’t let false humility keep you from shining
Never apologize for your strengths
Resist the temptation to assume everyone has the same strengths as you – that what you have is “no big deal” … it is a big deal!
It’s not possible to “level up” your dreams without first leveling up your character, but to level up your character, you have to first know what matters most to you and then to use that information as a compass for how you live life and how you pursue your dream life.
What five character traits matter most to you?!
Love, Kindness, Generosity, Truth, Congruency
Share them – let’s talk about them!
What does next-leveling your dream look like?
Seriously. Let’s talk, next-level (1) dream and (2) dream life.
It’s impossible to reach what you want unless you first define what it is that you want!
If you don’t know what is possible for you, then you won’t know what to expect in life. I’ll tell you what I expect of myself in life:
What do you expect of yourself in life?
Write out a list of personal expectations for yourself.
Write out a list of expectations and hopes for your dreams – think big!
What you write should scare you, and if it doesn’t, then you aren’t playing in the right ballpark. Remember, you are willing to do what other people aren’t willing to do – to let your heart actually get engaged and open in life.
What do others expect of you?
I’ve been a listener for over a year now, and I often fall off the wagon and then binge listen on a weekend. Being a young entrepreneur with a lot on my plate, your words have both motivated me to take the first step even when I didn’t see the full staircase, and to keep my chin up during the trying times and see the world more clearly, and more joyfully.
I’m looking forward to your Emerge experience when I’m able. It’s something I know that will give me a kickstart to reach the next level of my business, but also how I experience the world of business and *life*.
Keep up the great podcasts! Thoroughly enjoy them here in Canada!