Discover Your Strengths
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Discover Your Strengths

Learn how to work from your strengths instead of your weaknesses.
4.1 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
877 students enrolled
Created by Manuel Kraus
Last updated 5/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 17 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • know what their strengths are and how to use them in their workplace and at home
  • handle their weaknesses effectively
  • spot the strengths in people around them
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Requirements
  • All materials and worksheets will be provided so no additional information is needed prior to starting this course.
Description

'Each person's greatest room for growth is in the areas of his or her greatest strength.' – Donald Clifton

This course distills research from psychology and neuroscience from all over the world into lessons and steps that you can take to discover and use your strengths.

Find out what your strengths are and start using them in your life

  • Learn how to work with strengths
  • Spot your strengths and the strengths of others
  • Understand your character strengths
  • Learn how to handle weaknesses
  • Put your strengths into action

Start using your strengths and see your world differently

Using your strengths is like putting on a different pair of glasses. You can look at your entire life from the perspective of strengths – the possibilities are endless. It's an easy approach that doesn't require you to practice for years and years to see results. You can start using your strengths right away and it won't be long until you see a difference. And there are many ways you can benefit from it. Scientists are continuously finding new benefits. Using your strengths will eventually leave you happier and less stressed, increase your self-esteem and give you energy and vitality.

One more thing: You have a totally unconditional money back guarantee. It allows you to study the course for 30 days and if you are in any way unhappy with it, you will get a full refund, no questions asked! Enrolling in the course is absolutely risk free.

Click the "Take This Course" button now and enroll!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to find out more about their strengths. The course is meant for people who want to gain a clear understanding of the unique advantages they're having and start using them in their daily lives.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:09

A very warm welcome to this course on finding your strengths!

Preview 01:09
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Strengths Basics
4 Lectures 03:08

What strengths are and why they are important.

Preview 01:09

A quick warm-up exercise: What's your current understanding of your strengths?

Reflect on your strengths
00:06

Imagine yourself at your best. What do you do?

Preview 01:10

You at your best
00:42
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Discover Your Strengths - Reflections
6 Lectures 03:58

If we want to get clear on exactly what our true strengths are, it helps to understand the telltale signs of a strength: (1) We are good at it, (2) we do it instinctively and (3) it feels authentic and energizing.

Preview 00:38

Discovering your strengths 1 - Performing at your best
00:31

Discovering your strengths 2 - Being your true self
00:24

Discovering your strengths 3 - Feeling energized
00:24

Task description:
Ask your friends and family members about what they perceive to be your strengths.

Preview 01:09

Task description:
Contact ten to twenty people you trust, ranging from family members and friends to colleagues and bosses. Ask each to give you three (detailed) stories about the ways you contribute and add value. Then go over the answers you received and look for common themes.


At the end pull those themes together in a portrait of your best self.

This exercise will not only give you greater insights into your strengths but will most likely also improve your relationships.

Preview 00:51
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Discover Your Strengths - The CCC method
4 Lectures 05:06

The CCC method stands for Capture, Clarify, Confirm. It will help you spot your strengths in your daily life and become clearer about them.

Preview 02:27

Capture
00:28

Clarify
01:39

Confirm
00:31
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Character Strengths
9 Lectures 14:36

Character strengths are what make you unique. They are what's best in you.

Preview 01:38

Character Strengths: Wisdom
02:18

Character Strengths: Courage
02:21

Character Strengths: Humanity
01:52

Character Strengths: Temperance
01:32

Character Strengths: Justice
01:22

Character Strengths: Transcendence
02:53

Character Strength survey
00:08

Wear ‘strength goggles’
00:32
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Putting your strengths in action
5 Lectures 05:29

This video introduces the following exercises: Brainstorming on how to apply your strengths at home, at work and in other areas of your life.

Putting your strengths into action - for a week
03:23

Gather all the strengths that you have found out about over the last sessions and make a list. This list will be your turn-to resource for the next tasks!

Make a strengths list
00:17

Brainstorming - Applying your strengths
00:35

Use your strengths in a new way each day - for a week
00:49

A little inspiration for new ways to use your strengths
00:25
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Weaknesses
4 Lectures 05:36
Managing weaknesses
01:32

Get clear about your weaknesses
00:14

Managing weaknesses 2
02:56

Managing weaknesses
00:53
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Moving Forward
4 Lectures 01:44

You've almost reached the end of the course. Thanks for joining me on this journey. I hope you're having a much clearer understanding of your strengths now.

Moving forward
01:00

Imagine the future
00:37

One year from now
00:06

Goal-setting and action plan
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About the Instructor
Manuel Kraus
4.1 Average rating
118 Reviews
9,191 Students
7 Courses
Udemy Premium Instructor for Positive Psychology

Manuel Kraus is the founder of Pocketcoach, a therapy chatbot to support people with anxiety, and Good Life Foundation, an organization seeking to empower individuals and communities across the world to live happy and fulfilled lives by teaching positive psychology. He is also an expert in the field and one of only a few people in the world holding a master's degree in applied positive psychology. His main research interest focuses on the experience of meaning in life.

He teaches positive psychology in workshops and seminars, and is the author of a series of online courses covering topics ranging from building positive emotions and self-esteem to changing mindsets and overcoming tough times.

Positive psychology is the scientific study of life flourishing and optimal human functioning. It asks questions like these: What do very happy people do differently? How do the most successful people think and act?What makes some married couples stay together happily for many decades while others break up within months or years? And why are some people able to bounce back from failures while others succumb to them?

Happiness is not the absence of sadness and anger, and eliminating weaknesses does not mean we are really good at something. Many, many experiments, case studies, analyses and other forms of rigorous research have been conducted to provide insights into what makes our lives good and how we manage to live happily and successfully. Unfortunately, this science is not yet accessible to many people. That is why Manuel is committed to teach these findings and applications. His goal is to help create the foundations for everyone to live a good life by making positive psychology research accessible to everybody.

'I believe that the scientific study of what makes our lives most worth living can help people transform their lives. That is why I teach about topics like personal growth, building fulfilling relationships, goal-setting, mindfulness, self-esteem and realizing strengths. My personal mission is to make positive psychology research accessible to everybody, and thereby creating the foundations for people to live a good life and help build a better world.'