Tuesday, November 26, 2013

finding your strengths

I hope you are enjoying your holiday season so far! I really cannot believe Thanksgiving is just days away. Somehow, instead of getting lost in the fun of the holidays, I have found myself not feeling well and falling behind. This has lead to lots of frustration and wondering why things that used to be so natural now seem so difficult? I have lost my creative spark and with that, so much of my drive. Do you ever have seasons like this?

After a long discussion with Jim I realized I needed to do some reevaluation. Thinking about how I delegate time to the things that bring me to life has been enlightening to me. The problem always seems to be how to make money while trying to find your way to your dreams. I recently read the book Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job which had a wonderful perspective on not quitting your day job but using it to propel you into the perfect job for you. So now I am back to delegating time. How can I do more of what I love (what is that anyway?) and still make enough money to contribute to our home and family.

One of my favorite things I do is Strengths Coaching. I'm not sure why I don't talk about it more here but I love love love strengths. I am certified through Gallup to coach individuals or groups on their top 5 strengths after taking the test StrengthsFinder 2.0. I cannot say enough about how much I love it. It is so rewarding to me to talk to people about how great they are and help them understand what brings them to life and why. The funny thing is, I know so much about strengths but have completely lost sight of mine. Amazing how that happens. I have been hoping somewhere in the hustle and bustle of the holidays I can reconnect with my strengths, find more opportunities to coach and find a way to work it back into my life. Step 1.

If you haven't heard of Strengths Finder or taken the strengths test I highly recommend looking into it. I took it about 5 years ago and it was life changing. If you want to hear more, check out my dear friend Sarah's post on how discovering her strengths impacted her.

photo by Sarah DeShaw Photography

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure it'll all get better, Gina. Sometimes we have to take a step back before moving forward. Cliché, I know, but true! Have a nice day and enjoy your Thanksgiving trip!