Recently, I noticed something that might seem obvious.
When we get to be ourselves, we tend to be happy.
This struck me after I coached two clients back-to-back. The first client is doing work she loves that really engage all of her strengths doing work she is passionate about. The second client is doing too much of the back office work in his business instead of the creative work he loves.
Both at work and at home, the more all of our strengths and interests are engaged, the more life feels good to us. When our strengths are frustrated, overused or underused, well, we just aren’t very happy.
The simple act of taking this photo makes my own top strengths super happy. Maximizer loves the symmetry I captured. Empathy feels the artist. Connectedness feels the connection of art, artist, nature and art appreciator. Activator just had to take the picture. Individualization chose to photograph only two pieces and this was one of them.
What about you? If you know your StrengthsFinder strengths, please do share your ideas and insights below.
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