Now, let's all join hands and promise we won't be that guy that says "Dude, why are you wearing a costume? Halloween was yesterday" on Monday. We'll make the world a better place. :)
Added by Jaqai on October 29, 2010 at 12:30pm —
From the JustSell
blog - a quote from my favorite contemporary author:
“Talent is a dreadfully cheap commodity, cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work and study." – Stephen… Continue
Added by Jim Seybert - Moderator: on October 29, 2010 at 7:54am —
Ok, so, I'm still on about retirement this week. I don't know where I read it (or dreamed it?) but when one breaks down the word, and thinks about the concept of retirement as an opportunity to re-tire (like re-tread), isn't it a whole lot more appealing than having to retreat? When you want to improve your vehicle's performance, one step you might take is to update where the rubber meets the road: re-tire it. So, why not think about this career transition as an opportunity to put on… Continue
Added by Tracy Jean Hutton on October 28, 2010 at 6:00am —
A while ago, I had an experience with a US airline that made me vow never to fly with that airline again. I don't really fly that much (especially compared to a lot of Strengths Campus members, I'm sure), so it hasn't been all that much of a challenge to stick to my guns on this point. But I'm just stubborn enough that I think I'll be able to avoid them for the rest of my life, on principle. Even though my problems with the airline were largely of my own… Continue
Added by Darren Raymond on October 27, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I'm a single parent to one-year-old twins. I have been a hair stylist for years but now I feel it's time for me to have a stable life for my girls. I'm in school for culinary arts because I want to open a restaurant. My long-term goal is to open a training salon, but I tried to do it once and the deal didn't go through. Now I just want stability. I don't like the regular 9-5 jobs, but I'm… Continue
Added by TMBC on October 26, 2010 at 8:30am —
"The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique."
How can you be more like yourself? Aren't you always… Continue
Added by Charlotte Jordan on October 25, 2010 at 10:04am —
One of my favorite Strengths examples these days is a strange-looking man who plays for the San Francisco Giants baseball team.
Brian Wilson is one of the reasons San Francisco will play in this year's World Series. His performance has been critical in gaining his team a spot in the Fall Classic. This despite the fact that Wilson has NEVER - not even once - advanced to First Base. He has been to bat 10 times in his entire professional career - and is 0 for 10. His…
Added by Jim Seybert - Moderator: on October 24, 2010 at 3:05pm —
Yup. That pretty much sums it up.
Added by Jaqai on October 22, 2010 at 12:28pm —
HAH - I've been teaching people about Strengths concepts since 2002 (right after taking my first SF assessment) and have always found a way to tease people who have WOO as a theme.
It's just such a silly word and they make such easy targets. WOOs want everyone to love them, so teasing them is fun because they lap it up and laugh along. (Perhaps hurting inside, but hey - they can take it, they're WOOs).
Well - this past weekend I came to the… Continue
Added by Jim Seybert - Moderator: on October 21, 2010 at 9:21am —
Added by Stephanie on October 21, 2010 at 8:30am —
Being a strengths advocate is missionary work. You get out there each and every day with the same, life altering message. Your own belief in that message gives you endless energy to meet people and share the great news that has illuminated your path. But at the end of the day, you will not convert everyone. The same sun that softens wax hardens clay. But don't give up. The message of strength based living is too important.
Added by Shannon Reed on October 21, 2010 at 7:54am —
Over the last six months, I’ve been working with my step-father, Ernie. I spend a few hours a week with him in his home-office, getting up to speed on his current projects, assisting him with correspondence, organizing his files and generally helping him feel comfortable that I have a handle on his interests. See, Ernie is eighty years old and he has Parkinson’s Disease. He has difficulty writing, typing and… Continue
Added by Tracy Jean Hutton on October 21, 2010 at 6:00am —
Added by TMBC on October 20, 2010 at 5:04pm —
David Letterman was my idol when I was a kid. I was in elementary school when I started watching his "Late Night" show, staying up until all hours of the night and waking up bleary-eyed but delighted by his strange comedic hijinks. I stuck with him for a long time, and I even went out of my way to see his show when I was in New York a few years ago, but I stopped watching a few years after that. Partly I gave it up because of a "life's too short to devote 5 hours a week to this"… Continue
Added by Darren Raymond on October 20, 2010 at 12:00am —
I hate my job. I knew this before but focusing on strengths has really helped me realize what I was missing. Sure, a job is a salary, and it has perks, etc., but I have rested on that for too long! I am unhappy almost every day that I work and it is filtering into other areas of my life. Last year, I went back to school part-time and got my MBA from a top school. Now I'm still in the same job, same role,… Continue
Added by TMBC on October 19, 2010 at 11:07am —
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Added by Charlotte Jordan on October 18, 2010 at 9:41am —
In 2007 I worked for a "100 Best" Company and we were seeking to improve the performance measurement tool that was in use. It had clunked around the organization long enough. But to my dismay, we wound up in endless meetings that bred further meetings on how to design the "perfect tool". The goal was a deisng that spoked to the masses and had the sophistication that was equal to our acquisition model.
I believe, in a truly committed organizaton, you have EVERYTHING you need to write… Continue
Added by Shannon Reed on October 15, 2010 at 12:11pm —
Quick thought (not… Continue
Added by Jim Seybert - Moderator: on October 15, 2010 at 10:35am —
I am a horrible dresser. Seriously.
Years ago, at my first ever job as a graphic artist (at a small ISP
in San Diego) - I tried really hard to dress professionally. I was ironing my collared or buttoned shirt and pants every morning all while
being careful not to wear brown shoes with a black belt. At the time I figured if I looked like I was a professional, people might actually think I knew what… Continue
Added by Jaqai on October 15, 2010 at 10:30am —
Sometimes I forget that this Strengths Revolution that I'm so dedicated to is not such a new thing. When we are talking about the History of Strengths, we really should be going waaaaaaaaaaay further back. If we consider how long the concept of Dharma, an ancient Sanskrit word that refers to the laws of truth that govern the Universe; the pillars that uphold our evolutionary flow; the underlying principles that keep all things in harmony, has been around - we might want to give a few… Continue
Added by Tracy Jean Hutton on October 14, 2010 at 6:00am —