I was cleaning my house this week when I found a piece of paper in Jennifer’s handwriting. She had coached me back in 2011 about my disengagement at work. I was very dissatisfied and ready to make a move. After the coaching session I had a really different and positive outlook. There are six bullet points on the paper and each one has specific sub points.
The points are:
What outcomes do I want ?
Why I want them?
How will I achieve them?
When I want it to happen?
When I read it this week and compared it to what actually happened I was amazed. I got everything I wanted in a new job in the timeframe I wanted and I did it by following the plan. I’m still following the plan and things just keep getting better at work and life in general. I have a much higher income, more interesting professional life and my whole life is joyful and abundant.
Steve chose to engage in the StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Energy Leadership Index assessments as tools in the coaching process. His top 5 strengths are Learner, Maximizer, Strategic, Adaptability and Ideation. His strongest energy levels are:
Energy Level 5
This moderate-to-high anabolic energy is found in the greatest leaders in all walks of life. Leaders with
Level 5 energy have a highly conscious, wide-ranging view of situations and, thus, have many choices
available to them as they “play the game of life.”
Level 5 energy reconciles good and bad, and right and wrong so that nothing is judged one way or the
other. People with Level 5 energy begin to see everything as an opportunity meaning they do not
simply make “lemonade out of lemons,” but they are genuinely as excited by the things that do not go
as planned as by the things that do. The core thought is on reconciling, or accepting, differences,
rather than identifying and focusing upon trying to change them.
The intention associated with this energy is predominantly, “We all win or no one wins.” A lot of
people give lip service to this concept, but few actually walk the talk with it. Leaders with Level 5
energy are calm, powerful, entrepreneurial-minded, confident, and feel a sense of inner peace and
fulfillment. They are in control of their lives and live with the belief that they can and do choose their life
Energy Level 7
This is the highest level of anabolic energy, which is characterized by completely objective thinking,
non-judgment, and fearlessness. The master of this level can tap into, and use, any of the lower levels
With Level 7 energy, leaders are capable of viewing their world and their organizations with complete
objectivity. At this level, it is understood that “Winning and losing are illusions”; they are terms that
humans created to help us play the game of life by the rules we also created. No human resonates
completely at this level, but with practice, everyone can learn to access it.
People who tap into this level of energy are the most powerful people in the world. They consciously
co-create their life experience and are participants and observers at the same time.