Can your best be better?

June 29th, 2015

businesswoman dressed as a superhero

We all have strengths. We all have weaknesses. It’s easy and common for us to over-emphasize them both outsized in our minds, thinking our strengths are greater than they really are and our weaknesses are much worse than they really are. Today we’re going to tackle our strengths, specifically making those strengths stronger – for real.

So, right now, list your three greatest strengths. These strengths may be skills, abilities, or interests. But, seriously, grab a pen. Write it right now. Waiting…good.

Now, for each strength identified, list three to five practical ways to fuel and grow. Consider traditional learning such as classes and books, reaching out to people for mentoring and coaching, and finding an experience to apply the strength. Keep the other Cranium bullets in mind as you do so:

  • be creative
  • make sure it’s relevant
  • involve tangible action
  • remember the power of novelty
  • incorporate interaction with others
  • use the emotions that drive you
  • try and connect it so several of you multiple intelligences

Good luck!  You can do this.  Just follow through.  Schedule something right now!

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