Are you making the most of your natural strengths?
A strength is something you perform well at, find energising and do often – in other words, it’s your authentic self at your best. When you weave your strengths into your work, business and life, you'll feel happier, more confident, and energised and be more able to achieve your goals. When you don’t know what your strengths are, you'll waste valuable time and energy on strategies and pursuits that are just not a good fit for you.
The Strengths Profile is built on over a decade of theoretical and empirical research in positive psychology and has been taken by over 1 million people around the world.
It's a valuable, practical assessment that builds a unique, textured and individualised profile of 60 strengths across three dimensions - energy, performance and use.
With this new insight at your fingertips, you can leverage your strengths to build a business, career, and life you love!
I was captivated by the results of my own report and could quickly see how I could capitalise on the insights it delivered - and that's why I decided to become an Accredited Profiler - so I could share these powerful insights with my own clients.
Together, we'll explore how you can utilise these insights in a personal debrief session, including ways to:
- combine your strengths for increased impact
- create strategies to mitigate the risks that weaknesses might pose
- devise ways of working and structuring your business or career to get the most from your strengths.
- open new possibilities with your unrealised strengths
Why is understanding your Strengths so valuable?
We all have a unique blend of talents that help us stand out, create impact and succeed. The better you know yourself, the easier it is to lean into your potential, and experience fulfilment and happiness in your work and life as you are drawing on your natural resource pool.
This self-awareness combines with intentional action - both core components of Self-Leadership.
The core benefits of knowing your strengths.
Cappfinity, the organisation I am accredited with lists the key benefits of taking a strengths profile and receiving a personal debrief as:
- Feeling happier – Those who use their strengths in new and different ways have reported higher levels of happiness.
- Having higher self-esteem – People who used their strengths more often reported higher levels of self-esteem.
- Having higher confidence – People who used their strengths more reported higher levels of belief that they can achieve the things they want to achieve.
- Having more energy – The use of strengths is associated with high levels of positive energy and a buzz.
- Building resilience – Through using strengths, people were able to overcome obstacles that would have previously hindered their use of strengths.
- Greater sense of well-being – The use of strengths is positively linked with well-being and these three psychological needs: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.
- More engaged – People who use their strengths are six times more engaged at work. Wow!
- Achieving goals – By aligning strengths to goals, people are more likely to achieve them as they become personally meaningful. I also utilise the art of positive goal setting with my clients, and this is far easier when we have your strengths and values to work with.
- Improving productivity – Strengths use has been proven to substantially increase job performance and productivity for companies. This also holds true for you personally if you work for yourself.
- Improving teamwork – Focusing on strengths in teams facilitates: efficient allocation of tasks, greater role flexibility, and encourages cooperation.
- Increasing openness and ability to deal with change – The use of strengths generates positive emotions that broaden people’s mindsets, encouraging them to discover new ways of thinking and acting, and the ability to deal with the after-effects of negative events.
These benefits are right around the corner for you too.
I primarily utilise the profile insights to help my clients to strengthen their Self-Leadership capacity so they can thrive in their business, career, and life. Knowing your realised strengths, unrealised strengths, learned behaviours and weaknesses accelerates and enriches this process.
The ADHD Advantage
Identifying, owning and utilising your strengths is even more important for a businesswoman working with ADHD, as I have discovered since my mid-2022 diagnosis at the age of 53.
I now understand why I chopped and changed the core of my business so often and seemed to struggle with what I thought were pretty basic things (consistent content creation was just one example). I can see now that not only did I have unmanaged ADHD, but I was not playing to my strengths a lot of the time. Instead, I was trying to fit the mould of how I thought a business should look and how a founder should act.
Now I approach things very differently, with a deep appreciation for my unique strengths and a commitment to leveraging them, embedding them deep into the heart of my business model and how I approach my work on a daily basis.
Some of the EXTRA benefits for Businesswomen with ADHD include:
- Self-Awareness: Understanding your strengths provides hugely valuable self-awareness and helps you to recognise, own and value your unique abilities. When you've identified where and how you naturally excel, it becomes a lot easier to design your business model so it's a far better fit for you.
- Capitalising on your strengths: By focusing on what you do best you can maximise your productivity and effectiveness and harness your energy. Fulfilment and success - on your terms - are most often the result.
- A confidence boost: Many of us with ADHD have struggled with self-doubt and self-worth, especially with our tendency to place exceedingly high expectations on ourselves and to also fall into the Comparison Trap as we see the progress of others that we feel we "should" be matching. Understanding your strengths can ground you, anchoring you in your value and capabilities. That's a far stronger place to build from.
- Setting Realistic Goals: Back onto that topic of expectations, understanding your strengths (and acknowledging the areas which don't come as easily to you) helps you to set more realistic goals that better align with your abilities. This knowledge can also help you to consider potential challenges that you might face along the way and to use "If that, then this" anticipatory thinking.
- Continuous Growth: Self-awareness is an essential component of personal growth and development - it's right in the heart of the Self-Knowledge principle of my Self-leadership Framework and I've yet to meet a fellow ADHD'er who is not a wee bit obsessed with learning and growth! When you know your strengths, you can seek opportunities to build on those strengths and expand your skill set in a way that better aligns with your natural talents.
Just $395 AUD (plus GST if you are an Australian Resident)
How does knowing Your Strengths help?
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"I think understanding yourself is really important, especially if you know you have more potential than you’re currently reaching. I now no longer need to try and fit myself into someone else’s ‘this is how all business owners reach success’ box. I’ve never been a fan of that approach but, you read the books, do the courses and wonder what’s wrong with you. I now understand more about the way I work and will stop feeling guilty about ‘doing it all wrong'. I can stop resisting being me!"
Ready to understand yourself better?
You can book your Strengths Profile today - you'll receive access to the profile questionnaire via email with a unique code. Once it's completed you'll receive your detailed report and a second link to book your one-hour personal debrief with me so we can discuss your results and the potential changes you'll implement.