Who Are You? Part Two of Discover U

This step is about will exploring your strengths. SWOT analysis is a planning tool to clarify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Think about what you are good at and list your top five strengths. Then think about what you would like to work on and list five areas to develop. Consider what opportunities there are that could most help you and possible threats that could stop you.

Quintessential Careers has an example SWOT analysis with some ideas to think about. You can use the power of your subconcious by posing the question “What are my strengths?” It can be effective to do this before you sleep and allow your mind to come up with the answers. Be prepared with paper and pencil beside your bed to capture these thoughts when they arrive!

More tools to identify Strengths:Alex Linley’s Strength Spotting Tips (pdf), and SWOT analysis at Mind Tools. Tools at www.thestrengthsfoundation.org

Books

The book “The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz has ideas for developing four sources of energy: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. In the same way we can develop physical strength with exercise, we can develop strength in all areas. “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise” by Andrea Rains Waggener outlines plans to develop 52 personal qualities.

Discover U in Ten Steps

  1. Discover your heroes
  2. Identify your strengths
  3. Explore your skills
  4. Examine your beliefs
  5. Look at your values
  6. Develop a mission statement
  7. Learn about your personality and interests
  8. Think about your talents and dreams
  9. Tell your story
  10. Express yourself

How to Start a Fire (pdf) is a free eBook on discovering what you are passionate about.

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