How to Identify your Strengths and How Life Coaching Can Help
Updated: Nov 10, 2021
Imagine where you would be in life if you had only played to your strengths up until now. Choose to do the things you do well and bench the less consistent and talented players, right? After all, that's what we've always been told to do if we want to control the game.
It sounds so easy when you put it that way, but a five-time national championship-winning coach doesn't plan his winning lineup based on what he's seen from a single game. Instead, he learns from hundreds of games, considering dozens of factors before each one to put together the best possible team and achieve a winning outcome.
Identifying your strengths takes trial and error. It takes time. And it also requires equal awareness and acceptance of your weaknesses. When you know the areas you excel in and those that could use some improvement, it sets you on a path toward success and personal growth. Here are a few tips for getting started:
Write down what you do.
You know better than anyone else what you do every day, but you are also more immersed in it. Sometimes we get so caught up in the doing that we forget about the thinking behind the doing. We might force ourselves to do tasks that are not necessarily a great fit for us or do them in a way that doesn't work, and as a result, we move slowly. We lose time, money, and self-esteem.
When you write down what you do and reflect on it, read between the lines. Together we can find the discrepancies to determine what needs to shift in your life.
Develop more self-awareness.
Knowing your strengths is just one element of self-awareness. Still, it is the one part of self-awareness that can contribute tremendously to cultivating more self-love and self-confidence.
As a life coach in Denver, I will help you get in touch and in tune with your feelings and thoughts. This will help you recognize the impact of your current patterns to identify what is serving you and what is holding you back from your goals and passions.
Surround yourself with encouraging people.
Your environment matters so much more than it may seem on the surface. Hopefully, you do not leave feeling like you are the smartest in the room. If you notice that this is frequently the case, then making adjustments to your social circle is a good first place to start.
You might have a friend who you feel is always admiring you and cheering you from the sidelines in spirit, and if so, that's great. But there are times in life when you need a person who is 100% dedicated to seeing you succeed beyond your current level. This is where life coaches come in.
When you work with me as your life coach in Denver, I will guide you by identifying your next-level vision, your superpowers and supporting you in designing a life aligned with them.
Dennis Guyvan, a life coach. He provides individual life coaching sessions in Denver and Chicago, and worldwide via video and phone calls. Schedule your free 20-minute coaching consultation with Dennis Guyvan.