This is the conclusion of the discussion that Mark and Scott had in Episode 26.
Resources to validate your strengths
Disclaimer: These resources only work if you are completely honest with yourself!
Personality and Strength profiles simply validate what you already know about yourself.
Before you spend money on the following resources, lay the groundwork by asking yourself the questions that we outlined in Part I of this episode. It will greatly accelerate your learning curve with these tools.
Mark will be writing a review of StrengthsFinder 2.0 soon.
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- 35+ Different Strengths Categories. Helps you identify your Top 5 Strengths
- Strengths like: “woo” (Mark calls it ‘boyish charm’), ideation, futuristic
Scott recommends narrowing down to your Top 2-3 strengths
Scott has all coaching clients take the StrengthsFinders test prior to coaching
- Allows client to validate what they know and gives us discussion points with the client
- Helps us cut past all of the “finding” time. Allows us to provide greater value.
Chris LoCurto discusses the DiSC Profiles in his HTYC interview
Focuses on your personality and how you communicate and interact with other people.
D: Driver – In your face, blunt, very little detail, take charge
I: Influencing – Life of the party, social, interacting, consensus building, center of attention
S: Steady – Loyal, concerned about what others thinking, don’t like conflict, calm, don’t like to be rushed
C: Constant – very detail oriented, love Google and Excel Spreadsheets, need organization
Understanding the DiSC profile allows you to get along with others and understand others so you can focus on working in your strengths.
We recommend the DiSC Profiles offered by Dan Miller and the 48Days Team
You can purchase your DiSC Profile here
Helps you understand your passions and your strengths by using stories and mental exercises
The Passion Test allows you to put your strengths and passions in the context of your life
Why are we talking about this?
Over and over again we get emails saying “I don’t know what I want to do…”
Mark and Scott are creating a free email course that will walk you through the process of determining what you want to do in your career!
This will be the first part of the HTYC One-Stop and will be prerequisite to utilizing any of the other One-Stop resources, tools or courses.
Stay tuned for more info!
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