Tagged: Strengths

Eliminating Frustration by Focusing on Strengths

Eliminating Frustration by Focusing on Strengths

Have you been working towards the same accomplishment for years? Do you think that pure will and determination will create a force so strong that it will just happen? I love enthusiasm, but chances are this strategy won’t work. Before you get frustrated and stop reading this article, let me share with you what will shift you from trying to force things to happen to actually making them happen. 

 I came across a quote in a book called “Strengths 2.0” by Tom Rath that states it quite simply: “You cannot be anything you want to be-but you can be more of [...]

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In a Goal Rut? Creating Goals That Work For You

In a Goal Rut? Creating Goals That Work For You

     It’s December again: the beginning of the end of the year. At this time of year a lot of my clients start to assess if they have achieved the goals they set back in the beginning of the New Year. Some people are celebrating the success of 2009 while others are trying to figure out why couldn’t quite meet their goals again this year. If you are in the latter category, don’t fret. There is always a chance to repair a broken goal.

       The trick in meeting a goal is to always be conscious of how it is working [...]

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Self-Mastery: How To Be Resilient In The Workplace

Self-Mastery: How To Be Resilient In The Workplace

     Do you have self-mastery? Self-mastery means that you feel competent to make your way in the world knowing you can handle yourself in varied situations. It comes from strengthening your social and emotional skills. If you don’t have it, don’t worry. I didn’t either, it’s not something you are born with, it’s something we all can and need to learn.

     In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, PhD has studies that show when children are told they’re brilliant, they start looking at effort as a sign of inadequacy, thereby causing emotional stress. When things get [...]

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The Key To Success: Defining Your Strengths

The Key To Success: Defining Your Strengths

In the last blog I discussed that finding your essential self and strengths can help you in choosing a better career path and building a better life. Some of you may be still trying to figure out how this fits into the big picture. For others it may seem like a daunting task. But the truth is, it’s easy to find yourself.

Marcus Buckingham, the author of Go Put Your Strengths To Work, helps individuals identify their strengths. He then helps them create lives and careers that suit these strengths. I was reading his blog the other day and found [...]

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