Were you bullied at school, depressed or worse, have you ever considered suicide?
Did you, or are you failing at school; are you stuck in a dead end job; unhappy at home; divorced; retired or lonely?
The good news, you’re not alone - there is a solution.
Depression, stress and anxiety happens to the best of us; celebrities, professional athletes, teenagers, CEOs, managers; most of the people around us. Most people simply try and hide it. This goes on in everyday life and if you don’t do something about it now, it may only get worse.
At a time when society compels us to look at what we do wrong, how we make mistakes and why we should fix our weaknesses, perhaps it's time to redirect our focus. To consider a more positive way of thinking, feeling and behaving. What would happen if we paid more attention to what we do well? What we enjoy, what energizes us?
Do you face fear, anxiety and judgement of who you believe others want you to be? Living up to that expectation of being the ‘same’ or ‘as good as’ someone else. We’re rarely accepted or appreciated for being unique, for being different, for being true to ourself. You want to fit in, but do you?
What if people don’t like us for who we are, what if we are seen as weak?
There is a tendency to be average, to go under the radar, to escape the ‘tall poppy syndrome’. For some the answer is isolation, wearing masks and pretending to be something we’re not.
It’s time to be accepted for who you are, bring out your talents and become the best version of you. Whoever you are.
What would happen if we began to focus on our strengths?
A paradigm shift. A completely different way of thinking, feeling and behaving. The answer is to identify your talents and develop them into strengths. By focusing on your strengths you enter into a whole new world of expression.
Who this Guide/Course is for
Teenagers between 14-19 years of age often feel unheard. At a time when they look to rebel, the ones close to them are often most effected. Focusing on strengths gives teenagers the tools and understanding to search for their own identity. The language of strengths open communication pathways for families to overcome these troubling times, especially during these rebellious years. Parents and teens gain greater awareness around study habits, social acceptance and provide assistance in career selection.
Relationships at home
It’s often said men and women come from different planets, they see the world completely differently. This is even true for all human kind, regardless of sex. Whether you’re in a new relationship, long term marriage, or finding rocky ground, understanding each others talents and how we think, feel and behave gives us an awareness of who we are as individuals. It’s never too late to improve your relationship and by focusing on each others strengths you will find that language of love and understanding. Knowing each others strengths offers understanding and acceptance of how we ‘tic’, allowing us to better communicate, engage and care for each other.
Often we’re forced to select a career path in our teens, based on our success or failures at school, this can be influenced by those around us and often not through personal choice. Whether you’re looking for a career, wanting to advance through the ranks or even stuck in a dead end job, knowing and understanding your strengths will give you purpose. Identifying your innate talents gives you the pathway to understand How you may succeed by focusing on your strengths. This guide/course will not tell you what you can do, it will share insight on how you may do it successfully.
What will set you apart from the amateurs because talent will not get you there alone. Elite athletes are seen through their actions and behaviours and in the sporting industry talent is defined as an aptitude or skill. However, to become a professional (or semi) sports man or woman you require more than talent. Athletes need to manage their thoughts, emotions and actions. You must apply skills and knowledge to develop the strengths to succeed. Using this guide/course you will understand what separates you from the rest, even in a team environment. Developing your talents into strengths will give the edge required become the athlete you wish to be.
You’ve finished your career - what next? There’s a chance you’ve been defined by who and what you were at work. Retirement is a daunting experience and one very difficult to prepare for, regardless of the industry you were in. For some, a job gives people purpose and upon retirement that is often gone. You are more than a position in a company or team. You are an individual and if you’re looking for life after work, knowing and understanding your innate talents will give you hope and belief for the next chapter of your life.
We can solve these problems - and it starts with identifying our talents. Then applying skills and knowledge to develop those talents into almighty strengths. You see a talent is defined as our natural thoughts, emotions and behaviours. In other words how we think, feel and act.
Imagine how you feel when you do something you love. Now how empowering is it to think about behaving that way more consistently, everyday?
All you have to do is Focus On Your Strengths and learn How to Develop Talents into Strengths. The objective is to live a life through your talents and strengths more often.
All you have to do is complete this course and learn about all 34 talents themes according to the Clifton StrengthsFinder ®. Completing the Clifton StrengthsFinder ® is not essential, however it is beneficial to know your top 5 talents. You then have the choice to focus more on those 5 talents.
We look forward to learning about your talents and sharing our strengths with you. When, if not now, do you believe is a great time to Focus On Your Strengths?
*Disclaimer – These videos and the Focus On Your Strengths course are entirely developed by Choose Your Chapter and are NOT products of Gallup nor the Clifton StrengthsFinder ®. We would like to acknowledge Gallup, Inc ® and the Clifton StrengthsFinder ® for their data and research tool which allows us to help spread the word to focus on our strengths. Clifton StrengthsFinder ® and StrengthsFinder ® and each of the Clifton StrengthsFinder ® theme names are trademarks of Gallup, Inc ®. Choose Your Chapter are not affiliated with Gallup, Inc ® or its subsidiaries.
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