Jenni Schubring discusses the benefits of knowing your strengths and values to shape the life you want to live beyond the rut.
Conflicts become easier to manage when you are fully aware of your values. Problems become easier to solve when you are aware of your strengths and weaknesses. It’s like writing with your dominant hand. It was a challenge to learn writing as a new skill, yet your teachers identified at an early age there was a hand you found easier to achieve the goal of writing out your name. You can still write with your other hand, but it comes with the need to concentrate, be more deliberate, and it may not turn out the way your dominant hand performs that task. That is what we are talking about when we talk about knowing your strengths.
Knowing Your Strengths
By knowing your strengths, you can leverage them to get the most done at work, understand how you engage with your family, teams, the world in general, and are aware of where you need to flex when it comes to weaknesses.
There are different tools and processes available to help you learn more about yourself and they are discussed by Jenni Schubring in this episode.
Knowing your strengths is not about having an excuse to not perform. It helps to know where you need to make a more concerted effort or leverage the strengths of others who excel in an area where you are weaker. This is why diversity of thought, perspective, and talent is a great thing in teams.
If you are still curious about what is the importance of knowing your strengths, listen to this episode and also read a couple of books that will help you along such as the two listed below.
- StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath (includes a code for the assessment)
- Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
The StrengthsFinder 2.0 platform hosted by Gallup is a great set of resources in knowing your strengths and how to leverage them.
In This Episode
- The difference between coaching, consulting and just pushing advice onto others
- Knowing your core values to help your decision making and managing conflict
- How to find out your core values without judgement
- Being okay with your values change over time depending on life stage
- The importance of having the courage to be vulnerable in an accountability group and keep coming back
- The benefits of knowing your strengths and working within them
- Goal to work in your strengths 70% of the time
- Besides assessments, what are the other ways of becoming more aware of your strengths and weaknesses
About Jenni Schubring
Jenni’s mission is to empower people by providing a process that helps them grapple with who they are to uncover the truth so they can be their best selves as they uniquely contribute to their world.
She finds delight in seeing people make shifts as they work to become their best selves. Her work as a coach began as a volunteer augmenting the need she saw while working at a counselor’s office. Jenni has worked full-time at a Christian camp in a variety of capacities allowing her to work with people in different stages of their journeys.
Jenni Schubring attributes her life experiences as a wife, mother of five children, and licensed foster parent as well as her training to help others in knowing their strengths.
Resources and Links
You can learn more about knowing your strengths and weaknesses with an initial call with Jenni. Go to her website for more information and to book a call at JenniSchubring.com.
Listen to these past episodes:
I Fired My Marketing Coach – Here’s Why (It’s About Values)
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