Is your inner battery power getting low? How can recharge yourself on the inside? Since you did not come with a manual, it is important to gain an understanding of how your “inner self” or “machinery” operates before you can expect it to function at its highest, most efficient capacity.
If you were an owl, you could see around your physical self 270 degrees. (Great video on owls!) Sure, you can use two mirrors to look at the back of your head or use three mirrors to see every side of yourself while you twist or ask someone if you have a “kick me” sticker on your back. How can you get an owl’s view of the back side of your personality?
Assessments are an efficient way to get a 360 degree view of you on the inside, your personality; your inner genius. I gravitate towards assessments without wrong answers. After completing the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment, one of my clients said,
Yes, you can analyze and try to understand the feedback you receive from others. Improving your emotional intelligence is a great idea if you want to start getting more positive feedback from the people with whom you work and live. However, those around you do not clearly reflect back to you your inner genius.
Latin, tutelary spirit, natural inclinations, from gignere to beget
First Known Use: 1513
- Know the natural talents (not skills) you have and invest in them so they become strong tools or strengths that you can use. The StrengthsFinder 2.0is one of the best tools!
- Honor with your values: I suggest the Values In Action assessment. Align your thoughts, feelings and actions with your values in every area of your life.
- Look at your personality, thoughts, habits and MO (default mode of operation) in the mirror. The Energy Leadership Index assessment is a wonderful tool that enables you to get a snapshot of how you are showing up now. The results will identify areas of your life, thoughts, feelings and actions that might be keeping you from expressing your genius on a daily basis.
- Partner with someone that has your best interest in mind and will hold you accountable for creating change in your professional and personal life. Meet with that person regularly and share your agenda, goals, action plans and vision for your life.