Be Your Best by Mastering Your Strengths and Managing Your Weaknesses

7 Tips to help guide you as you reach goals using your talents

You might already be thinking about the New Year and what you hope to accomplish. It is this time of the year when I review my goals from last year and work on the goals for the upcoming year.

In recent years, I have centered my goals on my strengths and learning to manage my weaknesses. My overall goal is always to be a better version of myself than I was last year and that includes mastering my strengths.

You must first know your talents. We are all born with natural, God-given talents.

What are your talents?

I review my top 10 talents on a regular basis. I reference them as I contemplate solving problems, reaching goals and when I am coaching clients. Communications is in my top 10 and I live in that strength daily. I also have learner and input in my top 10, so I am always reading, studying, and researching topics for own company and career and for my clients.

Just as is important it is to know your talents, you need to know your weaknesses, what you are NOT good at doing. To truly succeed, it is important to stay in your lane. There is often tension in workplaces because people weave in and out of their own lanes and tend to crash with co-workers.

So, know your talents.

If you want to be your best, learn to master your talents, and manage your weaknesses.

Here are 7 tips to help guide you:

  1. Work with a Strengths Coach to walk with you on your journey to reach your goals using your talents.
  2. Know your talents and know your weaknesses.
  3. Write examples of when you have used your talents
  4. List out your weaknesses
  5. Name people who can help you manage your weaknesses
  6. Identify the talents that you want to sharpen into a strength you can master
  7. Write down how your strengths will help you reach your goals

Vanessa Denha Garmo is a certified Life and Leadership Coach and a Certified Strengths Coach. She works with clients on their communications styles, management, leaderships, careers, and team building. She also incorporates Christian coaching when requested by clients.

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