“I get knocked down, but I get up again. You’re never going to keep me down…”
“Strategists are ‘pattern whisperers’, naturally able to discern what is important in the “big picture” and what to do to get there.”
Stephen Pellegrino, Strengths Coach
“People high in Connectedness seek out and embrace the threads that connect us between us as humans, but also other living and breathing beings or objects. We see the beauty of our diversity.”
Nancy Drab, Quebec, Canada
“People with the StrengthsFinder theme of Input love collecting – this could be items of interest, resources, knowledge or all three. They love and crave to learn new and specific things and to share their knowledge and resources with others. Good question askers, people with Input are filled with curiosity and are excited about travel and learning about other cultures. They can also memorise easily and have incredible information recall.”
Vicki Haverson, The Strengths Box
Problem or solution?
Do you continue to find problems in your life – or are you described by your family, friends and even at work as the person always looking for problems or finding them? Perhaps you know someone just like that.
Do you fear you take too much responsibility of others? Or do you feel as though no-one takes responsibility for their actions these days?
“If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”
Well according to me anyway. We all know how it feels to be appreciated and valued for what we bring. And when people offer a testimonial or words of praise it tends to be a sentence or two.
Why do we wear uniforms, why do we wear masks, why do we pretend to be someone we’re not?
Is it because we’re taught we need to be someone more, or someone better or even someone else. Are we lead to believe we need to act a certain way, feel a certain way and think a certain way?
Do you ever find something just too hot, or just too cold or are you consistently searching for what is just right?
When we focus on thoughts, emotions, and behaviors – aka talents, do we consider that perhaps when one is not aligned it may never be just right?