Discover Your Strengths

Learn how to work from your strengths instead of your weaknesses.
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 41 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

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.

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What are the requirements?

  • All materials and worksheets will be provided so no additional information is needed prior to starting this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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

Section 2: Strengths Basics

What strengths are and why they are important.


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


Imagine yourself at your best. What do you do?

You at your best
Section 3: Discover Your Strengths - Reflections

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.

Discovering your strengths 1 - Performing at your best
Discovering your strengths 2 - Being your true self
Discovering your strengths 3 - Feeling energized

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


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.

Section 4: Discover Your Strengths - The CCC method

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

Section 5: Character Strengths

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

Character Strengths: Wisdom
Character Strengths: Courage
Character Strengths: Humanity
Character Strengths: Temperance
Character Strengths: Justice
Character Strengths: Transcendence
Character Strength survey
Wear ‘strength goggles’
Section 6: Putting your strengths in action

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


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!

Brainstorming - Applying your strengths
Use your strengths in a new way each day - for a week
A little inspiration for new ways to use your strengths
Section 7: Weaknesses
Managing weaknesses
Get clear about your weaknesses
Managing weaknesses 2
Managing weaknesses
Section 8: Moving Forward

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.

Imagine the future
One year from now
Goal-setting and action plan
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Instructor Biography

Manuel Kraus, Udemy Premium Instructor for Positive Psychology

Manuel Kraus is the founder of 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 has been teaching positive psychology in workshops and seminars; and is the author of a series of online courses. They cover topics 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.'

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