Number of people who play to their strengths every day, according to Marcus Buckingham, Gallup, and The Strengths Finder.
Want to be one of those 2 out of 10? Better yet, want to help raise that 2 to something higher? First, find your strengths. With tenacious detail and specificity.
What did you do this week that made you feel exhilarated, magnificent, utterly engaged? Deep down, what do you know you were born to do?
Be SPECIFIC. Write it down. Get Detailed.
If it's, “working with people ..."
- What people? Strangers? Long-time colleagues, clients, patients, customers, students …? Collaborators? Adversaries?
- What were you doing with them? Selling? Advising? Influencing? Networking? Sharing? Teaching? Challenging? Observing? Instructing? Coaching? Delegating?
- What did you want to accomplish? More customers? More sales? Better health? Make them laugh? Teach them something new? Improve their skills? Document their eccentricities? Find common ground? Change their minds?
Define your strengths. And then re-arrange next week so you can do them more often.