You Are Unique!
And so are your talents. In fact the chances of you having the same top 5 strengths in the same order as someone else is almost as unique as your fingerprint!
17 Million +
Number of Strengths Finder Assessments Completed To Date
1 in 278 Thousand
Chances of Someone Having the Same Top 5 Strengths as you in random order
1 in 33 Million
Chances someone has the Same Top 5 in the same order as you
What is Strengths Finder?
Let’s think about basketball for a second, lots of kids start out playing basketball, but many have a hard time learning the plays, while others get it after just being shown once. Or how about a computer program, once person can figure it out without assistance while another can’t grasp it (or only barely grasp it) after hours of instruction. All of these differences speak to the presence or absence of a talent. When we work in our area of talent, our ability to continue to improve and excel with the addition of practice and knowledge has no limit.
When you combine skills, knowledge and practice you keep getting better and better and better. Think Micheal Jordan for a moment, he didn’t start out a superstar, in fact, he was cut from his high school basketball team. He had natural talent but it was hard to see until, he gained the knowledge of the game, learned the skills necessary to play the game and then practiced relentlessly. This, my friends, is what it means to take your talents and develop them into a strength…. Now not everyone will be a Michael Jordan but every person on earth does 1 thing better than 10,000 other people.
Wouldn’t it be great to know this now, so you head in a direction that will fill you up and make you want to get out of bed and go to work everyday. The average working adult will spend 79,226 hours working from age 22 to 65 (based on 39.2 hours per week). So it is really important to work at what you love, and experience success in it… repeatedly. This is why Strengths Finder is so important.
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Hint - if details don’t matter, you may want to skip down a couple of paragraphs to the bullet points below….
The Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment is an on line tool that helps measure the presence of talent in 34 themes and identifies your individual top 5 talent themes. Sooo what does this mean you ask?
Well, a talent is a naturally recurring pattern of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied, creating a potential strength. So when you understand what your talents are you can move with intention then combining skills, knowledge and practice to these talents we can develop them into Strengths.
So how does a potential strength become a full blown strength?
Well let me help you with that, it means that you will understand why….
- you like some things and dislike others
- you like to have lots of things going on around you, or enjoy a quieter environment
- you always pick someone to race while driving
- Get irritated when other people miss things that seem so obvious to you
- you can stand up and speak in front of people, while others would rather poke out their eye with a pen than do that
- you talk to people in elevators, airplanes, grocery stores and anywhere else you can find someone to talk to
What’s very cool is that when you are able to apply your strengths at work, home or play, it’s fun, satisfying and gives you a huge sense of pride. Work is less like work and a whole lot more like play. Knowing and understanding your strengths describes your motivations, allows you to show your passion and gives you energy.
More than 17 million assessments have been completed since its inception in schools, businesses and homes all over the world
Want to learn more?
Take a look at Cathy's Strengths for an example of what your top 5 could look like. Then reach out and let's discover your strengths together!