Discover Your Purpose – Discover Your Strengths
I’m standing here with my friend, Deb Ingino. Her passion is helping people discover their strengths through her company My Wired Style.
I told Deb how discovering my strengths through My Wired Style and the DISC Profile had such a huge impact in my life, professionally, personally and spiritually. As a result, she asked me to share my story in her e-book, “The Strengths Edge.”
In her book, twenty-five people share how important it is to know their strengths and the impact it has made in their lives. The best part is – “The Strengths Edge” is FREE!
If you have followed any of my writing, you’ll soon learn how passionate I am about a balance of mind, body and spirit. The DISC profile touches on all three elements. Here’s why I so strongly believe in knowing your strengths.
Strengths from a Spiritual Point of View
From a spiritual perspective I love the DISC Personality Style Report because it encompasses mind, body and spirit. Part of the report gives a Biblical perspective on the various DISC profiles. None of the strengths type of analysis programs I have participated in offered this spiritual component. This makes the DISC program unique.
What’s also fun is that the report tells you famous people whose strengths you resemble. This also involves famous Bible figures. No other strengths report gives such a profile that I am aware of.
Strengths From a Personal Point of View
Personally, knowing my strengths allows me to listen to how I speak and how I come across to others. Everyone is unique and is wired differently. When you are aware of that, this fact creates a platform to understand other people and how to better communicate.
By understanding the various dynamics of the DISC styles, it’s easier to get a read on other people and their style. This translates to being less judgmental and being more accepting and inclusive. This is especially helpful with family members.
When you view people from a position of strength instead of weakness, it brings respect to a relationship.
Strengths from a Professional Point of View
As an entrepreneur, knowing my strengths has helped me to develop my business to maximize my success, happiness and earning potential. By understanding how I am wired I am able to cope with the stressors that owning one’s own business can bring. Focusing on strengths is empowering because it means focusing on the positive and the greatest potential.
Finding my strengths has literally changed my life. I never would have had the courage to forge my own entrepreneurial path without knowing my strengths.
What a gift for parents to be able to give their children an analysis of their children’s strengths! It would be like giving them a road map to chart a successful path at an early age. I wish I had had this resource growing up. It would have saved me from a lot of mistakes, failures and heartache. Children need to learn not to follow the herd but to march to their own beat. But they need to know what their own beat is, which means knowing their strengths. (Well, we all need to know – not just children!)
I can’t give a more sincere recommendation for getting to know your strengths through Deb Ingino’s My Wired Style and the DISC Personality Style Report. You can receive her e-book, “The Strengths Edge” absolutely free! How strong is that!
John Maxwell is an internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold more than 19 million books. He is the author of The Maxwell Leadership Bible, bringing an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership, assembling biblical teaching to equip and encourage leaders and those who serve them.
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