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. Use the SWOT form at Do a SWOT Analysis to 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.

More tools to identify Strengths: – Alex Linley’s Strength Spotting Tips (pdf), SWOT analysis at Livecareer, and SWOT analysis at Mind Tools. More tools at List.ly

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.

“First Break All the Rules” and “Now Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham

Healthy Wealthy and Wise: 52 Life-Changing Lessons for the Twenty-first Century” by Andrea Rains Waggener, inspired by Ben Franklin, presents ideas for developing 52 qualities. (Affiliate link: I receive a small commission at no additional cost to your if you click through and make a purchase with an affiliate link. Thank you for your support!)

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.

Brand and Purpose Toolkit at Resources

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