11 Reasons To Own Your Super Powers
Do you know what your strengths are?
Everyone has them but unfortunately many people don’t know what they bring to the table and then they struggle because they can’t see their own super powers. They stumble through life without knowing their true powers of life.
Perhaps you’re one of them. If that’s you, here are a few of the amazing benefits of knowing your strengths…
You Know How to Sell Yourself
When you understand what your strengths are, you can better “sell” yourself to others. You might think this about a complicated sales pitch about why you’re awesome. But it’s so much more than that!
Owning your strengths affects every area of your life. You might change how you dress, what you say, how you say it, and even what body language you use. That’s because you’ll have newfound confidence that comes from knowing your worth.
You Can Compensate for Your Weak Spots
Knowing your strengths will also make you acutely aware of your weaknesses…and this can be a wonderful thing. Because it means you can compensate for them!
Maybe you have an incredible eye for details and you’re good at staying with a task until it’s done. But your weakness is big picture thinking and coming up with innovative, new ideas.
Now that you know this, you can surround yourself with big picture thinkers to compensate. Or you can check in with a mentor or coach who will help you decide what the big picture should look like.
You Can Choose the Right Projects
There’s no such thing as a perfect project but there are projects that are a great fit for you and projects that are a bad fit for you. Once you’re aware of the strengths you possess, you can easily discern the two.
For example, let’s say you’re good with analytics and you do well with reviewing data and making suggestions on how to improve the company’s bottom line. But you’re not great with public speaking. You might volunteer to be the person on the team who gathers the data but not the one who makes the actual presentation to management.
You Know How to Lead
Maybe when you think of leaders, you think of authoritarian types that are frequently featured in the military.
There were many different ways to lead teams that didn’t come down to the person who leads giving others a “my way or the highway” speech.
You may think you’re not a leader, but anyone can become one. It’s simply a matter of discovering your leadership style and playing to that strength.
You Can Radiate Confidence
The more you know about your strengths, the easier it is to feel confident about yourself. That’s because you’re aware of what you’re bringing to the table and how you best function within your family, workplace, community, or school.
It’s empowering when you can define your “special sauce”. You understand that you bring value simply by showing up and you trust that you can be helpful to a variety of people.
You Can Develop Your Strengths
Just as you can compensate for your weak points, you can also begin focusing on your strengths. You can look for ways to actively make them even stronger so you can shine your best self.
For example if you know you’re great at strategic thinking, you may begin looking for opportunities to learn even more about strategy, find new ways to apply your thinking skills, and even help those that struggle with this ability.
You Can Mentor Others
Anyone can become a mentor. But the best mentors know where they shine, and they focus on helping others shine in the same area. You might be an amazing public speaker and take a colleague under your wing who struggles with this skill.
Perhaps you’re highly creative and good when it comes to choosing colors. You could help your friend who’s looking to rebrand her business or help your neighbor who wants to update her wardrobe.
There are many different opportunities to mentor others when you stop to look for them. It’s fun to learn how to apply your strengths in a variety of different situations that allow you to encourage someone else.
You Can Barter More Effectively
You hate writing the company newsletter, but you love the chance to crunch the numbers. When you know your strengths, you can look for others who are weak in those areas and barter with them.
But if you don’t know where you shine, you might barter your way into a task you hate and wonder why it’s so hard for you (hint: you’re not in your Zone of Genius!).
You Can Better Manage Challenges
Everyone faces setbacks, disappointments, or challenges at some point in their lives. Maybe you didn’t get accepted into the college you wanted. Perhaps your boss didn’t pick you for the project you wanted to work on. Maybe the client went in a new direction and is no longer interested in your concept.
These moments all sting. But when you understand your value, it’s easier to manage these challenges. You can approach them with a “can-do” mindset and find an alternative that will work just as well (or even better) than your original plan.
You Can Build Better Teams
It’s easier to build teams and help others grow once you know your strengths. That’s because as your self-awareness develops, you’ll begin seeing where others are skilled and what their talents are.
You Accept Yourself
Perhaps the most exciting benefit of learning your strengths is that you begin to accept yourself. Instead of berating yourself when you fail at something, it becomes an opportunity to evaluate your weaknesses.
You think about your gifts when choosing your projects and joining teams. You know what you bring to the table and you’re able to use it for the good of your organization, community, or family.
The World Needs Your Super Powers!
You might believe that determining your superpowers is something you’re doing for yourself. But the more you understand where you’re gifted, the more you can give back to the world around you.
Every time you show up, you can do so with confidence, gusto, and excitement. You get to bring the very best version of yourself into each new day!
P.S. Do you struggle with knowing your strengths? Are you constantly overworked and exhausted by your projects? Do you feel like you can’t get ahead in your life or business?
With Discover Your SuperPowers workbook, you’ll discover the transformative power of identifying your strengths, discover how to own your gifts, and learn how to choose projects that are an amazing fit for you. Here’s a peek at what you’ll see in your workbook…
- Discover Your Super Powers with Personality tests
- Lean In & Listen to What Others Say
- Now You Know Your Super Powers…What Next?
- What’s Your Kryptonite?
- How To Play to Your Strengths
- Leave Your Comfort Zone
- You Bring Value By Being You
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