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Kourtney Walker-Owens

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My Favorite Things- Strengths
Aug 31 2021
My Favorite Things- Strengths
This is the final episode from My Favorite Things series. I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know a little about my habits, my lifestyle, and the things that really give me life!We are talking all about STRENGTHS today!The global strengths movement started six decades ago when Don Clifton posed a simple question:"What would happen if we studied what was right with people versus what's wrong with people?"With a life mission to help others after WW2, As he was researching on how to help people, he realized that all of the psychology books he could find were about what is wrong with people -- he couldn't find a single one about what might be right with people.Don spent the rest of his life researching and inventing ways to help people maximize their infinite potential. To understand not only who they are, but who they can become.From this, the Clifton Strengths Assessment was born. Gallup (think gallup polls) partnered with Don Clifton’s organization a super scientific, mathematical way to assess how someone’s strengths can be determined. It looks at your preferences, your natural abilities, and the things you are innately good at. Since then, over 25 million people have taken the test. They have found that in the 25 million + people who have taken this assessment, that people who focus on their strengths- what is RIGHT about hem… instead of weaknesses- or what is wrong with them… Are 6x as likely to be engaged intheir job6x as likely to strongly agree with the statement that they have the opportunity to do what they do best every single day3x as likely to report having an excellent quality of lifeThey have more confidence, are more likely to achieve goals, report higher energy, better sleep, feelings of happiness and joy, as well as the laugh and smile more.They also state that they worry less, have less stress, less anger, less sadness, and less physical pain.There are 34 strengths total. They fit into 4 domains.Executing StrengthsInfluencing StrengthsRelationship Building StrengthsStrategic Thinking Strengths RESOURCES:Strengths Finder 2.0 Book (with code inside)https://amzn.to/3yuVU7fGallup Apphttps://apps.apple.com/us/app/gallup-access/id1011970469Strengths Coaching Grouphttps://unleash-your-strengths.mn.co/share/k_AYt-91D1JJRz3YSee you next time!XOXOKourtSupport the show