So you took the StrengthsFinder assessment. Now what?
I get asked the question every now and then, and you may have asked yourself ‘what’s next?’ after taking the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment. The assessment itself is an experience like no other. Plus, you get all this knowledge about who you are and read through your strengths assessment results. Now it’s time to find out what to do with all of that knowledge.
Maybe you’ve been wondering:
My results make sense somewhat, but what do I do with this information now?
That’s the million-dollar question and I have an answer for you.
Don’t Put Your Strengths Assessment Results Back on the Shelf
Understanding your talents is a little like having book knowledge. When you read a book you gain an understanding of something that’s really interesting that you might find useful to you. Typically, you close the book and you might put it on your desk with the intention of getting to it later.
Then you end up putting some papers on top of it and eventually, you clean off your desk and put the book on the shelf. Maybe the book sparks your interest some time in the future and motivates you to pick it back up again. Maybe it doesn’t.
That’s my biggest frustration, with just taking the assessment and just learning about your talents. There’s a huge risk of just letting your assessment results sit on the desk or collect dust on the shelf by not doing anything with it. Just like with an unused book, it can become untapped potential and untapped possibility.
To avoid this, you’ll need to intentionally develop a skill related to your talents, acquire knowledge about it, and gain a solid understanding of it. Then you put it into practice. When you actually use it in your life, it will remain a talent and not a strength.
Get Clarity With Coaching
Most of us have, by hook or by crook, kind of stumbled into who we’re wired as a result of self-awareness. But there’s always room to grow and improve in those areas, and to align ourselves more effectively and intentionally to our natural way of being our natural wiring. This is the way our brains are build and the people we are wired to be. That’s why receiving coaching for your strengths assessment results can be so useful for people because it takes can help contextualizes these skills into your life, relationships, and work.
Sometimes, taking the StrengthsFinder assessment is often the first step. It helps you get the results and knowledge about yourself you’ve been looking for. However, you have to do something with this knowledge and apply it to your everyday life to better yourself and the lives of those around you.
This helps you lean into those dynamics based on who you are and how to navigate those situations. It’s great when other people in your life take the StrengthsFinder assessment so you can learn more about their talents and why they do certain things. This newfound understanding can help avoid conflict and boost authority and confidence.
When we understand the root of conflict and that two talents may be conflicting, we can step back, examine it, and alter our course. The other person can alter their course a little bit and we can work together much more effectively. We use your strengths assessment results to focus on how your talents can impact your life. We’ll delve deep into helping you lean into who you truly are – how you’re wired, not how you’re weird – and we help you fine-tune you so that you can live the most fulfilled and passion-filled life possible. How about giving it a shot? I’d love to talk with you.