Playing to Your Strengths

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Playing to Your Strengths

Do you ever wonder why some things are so hard to do? Do  you avoid certain tasks every time they arise? Is there anything you do that you LOVE doing?

Would  you like it all to make sense to you?

I know this feeling and I have some good news!

I have been part of a mastermind group since January with Christine Kane as my mentor.  As part of this group, we are assigned readings every month. May’s reading is called Strengths Finder 2.0.

WOWZA! This book is amazing. It is a small book with small pages (always a plus for a busy one such as myself). Anyway, the way it works is that you read the first 30-34 pages of introduction and then you have a private access code in your book that allows you to go online and take the Strengths Finder 2.0 quiz. . The quiz has a series of questions which you answer. Caution, each one is timed at 20 seconds so if you tend to vascillate, be aware there is no time for indecision.

After you take the quiz, you get a printout of your top 5 areas of strength, an explanation of each area, ways to apply your new knowledge of yourself, and steps you can take to leverage  your talents for achievement. (I’m being brief here there’s a little more than this included.)

The point is I took this quiz and read my results with my mouth hanging open! I kept thinking, “I’ve said those things. I love that about my life. I think these people have been watching me…”

My next step is to spend some time really digesting the information and considering how to leverage my strengths. I love the idea of capitalizing on my strengths and enlisting the help of others to cover my weaknesses. Isn’t this what team work is really all about?! Putting together all these folks with different strengths so a job gets done well.

No more trying to do it all myself. I’m going to organize my tasks into my work and the work I need others to do.

I’m totally convinced we should all be working/playing to our strengths. That’s why I’m investing in this for my oldest son and my husband too:)

Want to play along? Your next step- get the book! And, please come back and share  your strengths and experiences with us!

| confidence, dreams, positive thoughts, possibilities, purpose | May 16, 2011

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

3 Responses to "Playing to Your Strengths"
  • Wynn
    Wynn May 16, 2011

    Thought I’d start us off by reporting my strengths: Futuristic, learner, belief, achiever, and relator.

    Okay- stop fooling around. Go find out yours and let me hear from you!

  • Glad Doggett May 17, 2011

    I read Strengths Finder 2.0 about 6 months ago. I was skeptical at first because the book is so small.

    I found it very enlightening and affirming. I think I knew all along what my strengths are (the things that make me feel good when I do them).

    My strenghts are empathy, intellection, connectedness, learner and developer.

  • wynn godbold
    wynn godbold May 17, 2011

    So happy you’re playing along! I see we share the “learner” theme. I suppose that might account for some of our connection.

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