What are your top 5 strengths you bring to your business? And, while we’re on the topic, what are your top 5 weaknesses? Why does it matter anyway?
That’s the topic of this week’s total teaching episode of Romance Your Tribe Radio.
When it comes to growing your business, there’s going to be certain things that you find really difficult. These are the things you totally suck at and you’re probably really aware they hold you back. Should you be spending your time getting better at doing those things so they no longer hold you back?
Or what about the other side? There are things that come really, really easy for you. In fact you probably find them so easy to do that you quite often underestimate how valuable those skills and strengths are.
Should you be spending your time getting even better at those things or is that just really inefficient because you are already good at those things anyway? So why spend any longer getting better at these things that come natural to you? Is that going to help you to grow your business anymore?
The answer is here today, with evidence to back it up… plus a bonus cheat sheet to help you implement this week.
In today’s short masterclass podcast episode you will learn:
- The science-backed strengths test I recommend you do…for you, your team, your family, your dog (well, probably not. Though if your dog is like my Leo, it has a top strength of cuteness)
- A very simple, but powerful, study that answers the strengths versus weakness question for good.
- The 4 themes of the Clifton Strengths assessment and what that means for you and your growing team. In short they are Influencing, Strategic Thinking, Relationships and Executing…which ones do you think you are strong in?
- The one theme I have absolutely NO strengths in and why that may be the secret to my happy marriage of 33 years!
- I share openly my top 5 strengths and how I’ve used those to grow my business and how each of those strengths could easily derail my business and why.
- I share what happened to my business when I decided to ignore my strengths and focus on my weaknesses.
P.S. Curious what my top 5 strengths are? Here they are in order.
Communication, Strategic, Activator, WOO, Positivity.
Plus a special podcast bonus for you today. An action guide to download “Your Top 5 Strengths and Your Business Cheat Sheet”.
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Hello and welcome! Janet Beckers here. Well, let’s think about this. When you’re coming to growing your business, there’s going to be certain things that you find difficult that you totally suck at and they hold you back. Should you be spending your time in getting better at doing those things so that they’re not going to hold you back? Or what about the other side, the things that come really, really easy for you that you find so easy to do that he quite often discount that they’re even something valuable. Should you be spending your time getting even better at those things or is that just really inefficient because your already good at those things? So why spend any longer getting better at those? Is that going to help you to grow your business anymore? What that is the topic of today’s podcast. We’re going to be talking about the Gallup strength test, the strength finders test, the strength assessment test.
It’s just been renamed. Um, we’re going to be talking about that particular personality test. What it is, why would you want to be taking it anyway and where are the ways that I have used the results of that to help my clients and to help myself. So first of all, I’m just get ready to take some notes. Okay. Cause today’s like a total masterclass. We’re going to dive in really deep. This is just me and this is a teaching master class. I get ready to take some notes. I will have here for you a cheat sheet that you can download that’s going to be able to give you some questions that you can ask yourself so that you can then make the most of today’s podcast. So you’ve got that to go there with, it’s like a study guide that I put together for you.
But first of all, let’s, I’ll tell you where you can go to find out more, um, because you may even want to go and just start exploring that. Um, as soon as you finish listening here. So let me have your attention right now though. So if you just go for Clifton, C, l, I, F, t, O, n, just Google in Clifton strengths finders, just do that and you’ll be able to find them and say Gallup. So it’s Gallup, you know that do all of the, the the big surveys, all the big research as comes from Gallup, J U Double l, no g Hey, double l u p. So it’s the Gallup strength test, Clifton strength test as well. Okay. So that’s just to let you know that’s what I’m talking about. So let’s dive in deeper about what is it, why would you want to do this anyway?
Okay. The thing that I found really interesting when I first learned about this was that the rate of the way that the research was done. Now I really want to acknowledge a friend of mine, m Ralf because she’s, she’s one of our members in our tribe. She works with corporations with mentoring programs and she also works with building teams. And a part of that is actually running holiday workshops on the strength tests. And it was fascinating. So I went along to one of these romances where I learnt a lot of this stuff and it has been fascinating. I’ve been using it with my clients ever since. Now, the way that it worked is a lot of times you might come across personality profiling and you think, you know, did somebody make this up over a bottle of wine and thought this is a really good marketing thing.
Is there any kind of research that’s been done behind this? So the thing that I love with this is because this has been designed through Gallup, it’s actually been designed unlike a ridiculous number of surveys that have been done and all the research that was done that brought out that there were 34 different strengths that individuals can have now, doesn’t mean that everybody has those strengths. In fact, some people totally, totally, totally suck at some of those strengths. So they’re not strengths at all for them. But they’ve identified 34 and the interesting part is the combination of those is what makes us unique in that, in fact, they were saying it’s like one in $33 million, 33 million chance. Isn’t that funny? I just automatically went dollars, um, that you will have two people that have the same. So how interesting is that? They had them in the same order.
So I love that this has actually been based on a huge sample size and it’s actually been from a scientific point of view where it’s, I’ve actually re ended up with this now that’s just so that you understand that, you know, this is a very credible, uh, test that you can be doing. It’s not going to just be, you know, something that’s just a marketing employee. Now, why would you want to know about strengths? Now, this is another thing that I learned from Anne was a study that that that she, she presented this study that had been done and it’s really stuck in my mind ever since where they took people who were really, really good at speed reading as a, just as an example, that speed reading is not a strength test by the way, but this is an example. People who are really, really good at speed reading and people who weren’t very good and they, this is a nice one to do because he can actually measure, you know, how many words can you read in a minute?
Then I found I can, I graphed it and the people who weren’t very good just had like a tiny little bar on the graph and the people who are naturally good at it were quite high, might’ve been say four times, has been. Then what they did is they gave both groups the same program to learn how to be better at speed reading and then they retested them. Now, this is what I think is fascinating and why I’m now convinced that focusing on your strengths is absolutely the best thing you can do. Any business. What they did is these two groups had exactly the same training and then they measured them again. Now you would expect, of course everybody’s going to improve and that if they did improve, that may be made it so that they, each, each group doubled, for example. Um, or maybe the people who were really poor out of it might’ve got even a greater amount.
Um, because you know, they were starting from a lower point. This is what I found fascinating. The people who were naturally not very good when they did the course and studied and studied when they were in were improved. They were the equal to the people who just did it naturally and that’s as high as they could get. That’s as high as they could get. They could only just with a lot of study and mastery, get as good as the people who just do it naturally without even trying. The other interesting part was the people who are naturally good at it. When they spent time to perfect it and get really good at it, it was off the charts, like their ratio of how much they improved was so much more than the people who weren’t naturally good, who with really hard work, still only got as good as people who would naturally could and didn’t even try.
So, um, for me, that was just like, Whoa, I, okay. It doesn’t matter how hard I work at my weaknesses, I’m still hopefully really very likely to be only getting as good as people who just do that naturally. But if I really, really focus on honing down the things I do naturally, well, I’m going to get really, really good at them really fast and be exceptional. And if I can be exceptional at a few things that I do, then that’s all I really need to be able to create success. And I can create success in a much stronger way because I can always then filling those gaps that I’m not very good at by creating a team of people who are really good at that stuff. So what I’m going to share with you here is I’m going to share with you openly, when I did the test, what were my top five.
Now when you do the test, you’ve got a choice between two reports, one that will give you your top five and then one that gives you your listing for all 34. Now I’ve only ever done the top five, um, when we did the workshop with, and we only did the top five, so we needed, um, and that’s what I get my clients to do. So because that’s really, if you just focus on those five things and really use them to understand yourself, it also allows you to embrace those things and improve them. And also to lighten up on yourself when there are things that you, that you just think I’m so bad at that, that, um, you know what that allows you to lighten up on yourself and go, well, you know, that’s just the wound made babies. So let’s not beat myself up too much about it.
So let me share, I’ll just share with you, um, what mine are. And the interesting thing is every one of these 34 slot into four different categories or themes. So I’ll go over those as well. This is Janet’s just rule of thumb, way like of what does it all mean? Of course you can go over to the website, I’ll put the links in the show notes for you and also in the cheat sheet that I will make for you that you can download, um, where you can go to get the tests done. Um, and you can get heaps more information on it there. So I’ll just give you the overall thing. All of those strengths tend to fall into, well they all fall into one of four main themes and some people will have nothing in some of those themes. And I’ll share with you, there’s one of those themes I’ve got nothing in.
And another one that I’ve got three out of five in be really interesting for you to guess. Okay. So one of those is influencing like how can you, you know, what sort of strengths do you have or not have when it comes to being able to ins, you know, motivate people to do things these could even, you know, with your sales skills as well. Um, and we’ve motivating clients with motivating a team. Then you’ve got strategic thinking how, how, you know, how good are you at being able to, um, think ahead, you know, what is possible and being able to make sense of it. Then you’ve got relationships like how good, you know, what, what’s your strengths in being able to make the, some, you know, you know, the group of people is what is that click that cliche that says, you know, we’re, we’re greater than the sum of us all.
Like, you know, that you can actually make people, you know, work together, um, to be able to do even things better. Like through that relationships and how people interact, how could have your, with those skills. And then also when it comes to like basically getting shit done, how are you at executing? You know, what’s your way of getting things done, you know, are your work horse, um, you know, are you good at taking things that are already existing and, and making them better? Um, are you an organizer? Always lots of things. So, um, there’s those four themes. Now what you might find now is you might be thinking, oh yeah, I can, I can kind of get what I might be, what am I strong in? But of course there’s different nuances depending on your strength in those four things. So even understanding those four themes that some people may be really heavily weighted in one particular theme and other people are really not very strong in that particular theme.
Even just knowing that can help you to know, okay, well this one area here that, you know, this is, I’m going to be good in this particular role and putting me in this particular role, it’s probably not the wisest thing to do. Um, and of course there’s lots of other different [inaudible] it just came to mind. Another really fantastic test, but I’ll talk about that in another podcast that you can be doing. But um, you know, that really build on that. So this can be for you if you are in your business on your own, like are there things that are, you are doing that your core strengths do not fit into that particular thing. For example, executing, are you doing a lot of the work, the stuff that has to get done, but it’s actually not one of his strengths or you better doing something else that reuses your other strengths and having somebody else that’s the real implementer.
Or are you a person that is a really, really good at the implementing, getting that stuff done, but communicating with other people and selling and influencing, it’s really, really difficult for you. And it’s not one of your strengths at all. Maybe that’s something that you need to be getting somebody else to do that part for you. So that’s just as you thinking about that. If it’s just you, um, and if you’re part of a team, well, it becomes a really, really powerful understanding how to make the most of that combined team putting people when there are certain projects and certain parts of the job to be done. Are you getting the right people doing the right things? So that’s understanding those four things. So looking at those, I’ll just introduce you to mind because mine is the easiest one. I’ve got it here right in front of me.
You might be interested to know. I’ve actually, I’m just hold up this shit. If you’re listening, you know, you can probably see it here. I ever actually, um, I loved this test so much that I paid for it. Every single person in our family, my husband, my son, my daughter and my daughter’s boyfriend and my son’s girlfriend and we keep them up on the fridge as a way or having as a reference so we can understand, ah, that’s why they do things that way. Um, so I’ve just added, I do it as a little summary that I have it there on the, on the side of the fridge there all the time. We use it all the time in our family. Um, so I’ve got this here for you, so I’d be really curious if you’ve got those four things, um, might be interesting for you to know that, you know, there’s one particular area, those themes that I don’t have any of my strengths in my top five strengths.
Number six, seven and eight may very well be here, but for me and my top five, the ones that are my zone of genius, the things that, you know, what if I can just really focus on doing, putting myself in a position to do these, I will just knock it out of the park. But for me, the thing that is always going to be the thing that takes a whole lot of discipline is actually the executing really great at the ideas, strategizing, making, you know, planning it all out. But when it comes to the nitty gritty of doing all the boring stuff, ah, drives me crazy. Whereas I happen to be married to somebody, um, who that he’s number one strength is in that zone. So what I talk about this, that’s why I’m married just and well over 30 years. Um, because I get the ideas and then he makes them happen.
Great. Um, so for me that’s an area that I don’t have a lot of strengths in naturally. Um, but when it comes to influencing baby, I am, I am a heavily stacked there. So I’ll, we’ll go over what my ones are, how I have used those in my own business and a few things that I can give you that can counter them or it can be nice complimentary ones for them that have noticed that some of my clients I’ve got. And then I really would love to hear from you. Like what’s yours? Did you go and do the test, the Gallup strengths test or Clifton strength tests? Just Google either of those and we’ll come up. Um, did you do the test? What did yours come out? I would love to know. So I will share in here, I’ll show you what mine are, but I’ll also put them there in the, in the um, in the show notes.
So you can just go over and sticky bait and we can compare. I’d love to know, okay, so my number one and this, these are in order. Okay, so you’ve got from one to five. These are the order which things do come naturally for me. My number one is communication. Now where does that mean for, um, what’s the downside of having that and what is an upside? Well, the obvious upside is that I can communicate my ideas to people. That is a really good, the other upside is like when I’m developed, when I’m creating, um, say this podcast episode, I’ve had to do minimal preparation. I know I could run a one day workshop, a two day, three day workshop with minimal preparation because I can just communicate it, I can work out the things as I’m going, I can get them across, I can suss out when people aren’t understanding it and I can adapt the message.
So that is a real strength. There is a weakness that goes with that though because it comes easy for me. Sometimes I’ll under prepare and so I’m don’t do as good a job as I could because I go, oh, she’d be right, mate. I’ll wing it. However, as part of me going, okay, if I want to be a much better communicator, that’s going to mean taking the time to prepare better, take the time to prepare. What is it I want to say? What is the core message I want to get across and what else can I be doing to communicate? So that can be in person, it could be writing, it could be through audio, it could be through doing more presentations. It can be being more of a, as a podcast guest, as well as a presenter is what other ways can I communicate and how can I really hone my message constantly to get clearer and clearer and concise.
So by me focusing on that, my aim is to become exceptional at that because I am naturally, that’s my number one thing. So as you can see, if I decide to ignore it, I can be doing a good job. But knowing you were good at that chord, which means I’m not really being able to impact as many people as I can. Okay. So for you, I’d be really curious. Do you think communication may be one of those things? Like when I described what it means the way I, I have quite often approached it. Could you relate to that or are you going no way babies that night? Number one, like I’ve really, really got to practice and practice and practice and practice and practice to be able to present to people. Love to hear that from you. All right. The next one is an activator.
Now an activate. No, sorry. My next one I’ll say activate is my number three. Okay. I said that first. Uh, I was looking at my wrong list. I’ve got them all systemized, um, into categories. But, um, my, Nick’s, my number three is an activator. Now an activator is an influencing, just like communication as an influencing an activator is somebody who can inspire. Everybody said like, let’s just get this stuff happening. They’re really good at inspiring people to just get started. Now where are the advantages with that? Well, they are all fears that, you know, for me as a person who mentors and coaches people, I can really motivate them to look, let’s just get this shit happening. Let’s make this happen. You know, how can I help you? You can do it. You can do it. Here’s where you start. So that’s why I focus a lot on where do you start?
What’s going to be the fastest path? Let’s get rid of all the clutter and just focus on what’s important. So that’s one thing that I do really well, um, where it can become a disadvantage is very often I’ll do that myself. So I, you know, I’m, I’m very, I implement very, very fast, but it also means that sometimes I can go, right, let’s just get this happening. Couldn’t, I will make things happen really fast, but I may not necessarily have briefed everybody around me about what we’re doing because I’ll just go straight ahead. Um, and so I have to make myself slow down and bring the people on my team along at the same pace. So for me, that is what can I be doing better? Well, if I’m going to be an activator, if I want to activate others, I’ve got to make sure that they fully understand why are we going at this pace and warm.
We can all go at the same direction. Um, and the same when it comes with working with my clients. For me to motivate you, it’s not just enough for me to inspire you to start. Then my thing is, okay, well what do I do to make it easy for you to start? So that’s why you’ll notice I use lots of action plans, cheat sheets, um, templates, those sorts of things because I know that that’s gonna help you to just get that stuff happening now. And why I focus a lot on [inaudible], you know, it scares you, but let’s just step into that and grab the excitement and make this happen. Now, it’s why I run with my VIP clients, what I call GSD days, also known as get shit done days. Um, that’s why I do them because that’s a natural way for me to work. So build on that.
So is that, does that sound like you are, are you somebody who can inspire people to get started? Or maybe if I, our looking across here at some of the other ones that people have. So that’s an activator. Maybe the way that you, that you really inspire people is you’re very highly competitive, you know, being competitive. Is that actually a strength? Are you really good at motivating a team to beat somebody else’s score or what somebody else is doing? Um, that may be something that’s, that’s and comes natural to you. For me it doesn’t, um, I’ll never, I have to really work hard to be able to compare, you know, to beat somebody else or another group. I’m more, and let’s just get going and get this happening. Um, okay, so now I’ll look at what is my number two strategic. So for me it’s very, very easy when I work with my clients to see, okay, these are the next steps you’ve got to do to get to there and this is what I see is unique about you and it’s really, really easy for me to say, help them work out their steps in their programs that they work with their clients for metalwork out their signature system.
For me to work out. Okay. In order for me to get to where you want to go with how we’ve defined specifically for you, what your business model and success is going to be. I find it really, really easy to see the patterns. What are the steps? What needs to be done, what has to be done in what order? Even if it’s not my own business, I can come into somebody else’s business and just do that so fast. Something that other people may have to work through a long process and it may take them days, weeks or months. I can kind of walk in and go, it’s obvious isn’t it? Isn’t this obvious? Like, you know, we’d like, let’s just knock this over. We can get activator, let’s just knock this over. I can, I can plumb map it all out for you an hour.
Um, it’s because for me, those patterns are really, really obvious. That’s a strategic, that is a really, really good way to be able to do that. Where it can become a disadvantage for me is I can see what is possible and I get excited about what is there and um, and I’m just really keen to let’s just make this happen. Um, and so there can be that real [inaudible], you know, appalled to meet or want to move forward where I’ve just gotta hang on, stop and let’s just get these other, you know, these things that we’re already doing in place. So that can be a drawback on strategic. But if you understand that that is an advantage that you’ve got, then doing things that allow you to go in and use that zone of genius. And so I think this is one of the things that I’ve been fortunate in the business model, I’ve chosen working with different business owners to help them create their online programs, their frameworks.
What’s unique about them is I’ve got to work with so many different businesses now, so many different people that I’ve really got to test myself on. Can I do it for somebody that works in something that that is, I’ve never worked with somebody in that industry before or that or person with those type of personality traits. So that’s a great way to practice and get better at it. So that’s um, those ones there. So, so far two of those have been a communicator, an activator were in influencing and the strategic was in strategic thinking. What seems like the Meta name. Okay. I’ve got two left and these are the ones that are for me. Um, the next one is called woo, which I thought was really interesting, but, but it’s an acronym for winning others over. And this is another influencer. So I’ve got three in the influencing group, which means I can really help people to just get stuff done and keep them motivated.
Um, and, and the Wu is, means that I really love meeting new people and also making them feel welcome, you know, breaking that ice. You know, when I’ve gone away traveling with friends, say we’ve gone to, I remember one time in particular going away, um, to a business conference over in the United States and there were four of us and, um, four women all traveling together. And we were, you know, we were doing a bit of a, a road trip as well. And when we needed to find instructions or somewhere or where was the best place to go for dinner or, um, you know, even just, you know, just making those decisions, finding your way around things. The goals would actually, the other three would turn to me and say, Janet, don’t find as a framework. Um, and find out the answer. I go, okay. And find a friend who would be, not just tell us the answer but want to come over and, and, um, made all my other friends and can I help you to get there?
So, and that’s just a natural thing to do. It’s something I like doing. So that’s why it’s really good. You know, I’ve been able to hone that through the work that I do, um, by really helping people to feel welcome and then also that motivates them to, to go and do things for themselves. Um, but where, is there a drawback? Yeah, for me there is a drawback that, um, I sometimes I just need to stop talking and just get the stuff done. If there is somebody new here that I haven’t met before, I will be, I’ll just really want to go and know their story. I just really want to know them. I want to meet them, I want to get to know them rather than going, all right, just step back and let’s just focus on whatever else you’re here for. Um, so for me it’s kind of like, oh, there’s a potential friend, but I’m not, I’m going to ignore them for the moment because I’ve got other things to do.
So that is a drawback. Okay. Now the last one, which is positivity I would have thought would fitted in under influencing, but it doesn’t, it fits in under relationships and positivity is, is, is I’ve actually got a whole list of all of the summaries here. Um, it’s basically they can get excited about things that they’re gonna do. It’s, you know, I contagious enthusiasm. Um, and so you can see that, you know, combining that with it, an activated to get people to get stuff done, um, and win people over. That’s why, that’s why I think that’s why my clients get results as long as, especially if they’re working with me closely, is I always keep them motivated so that when they start to get the self doubts, ice dual believe, and then let’s go, go, go, um, you know, we can do this, we can do this, you know, supporting all the way.
It’s something. So they get the results because they’ll keep motivated. They keep on going, they’ll the self-doubts don’t have a chance to stay there for too long. Um, so I think that may be one of those reasons, plus combined with the strategic, you know, of where are we going? Um, so for me that’s been how using those strengths has meant that I’ve stayed in the right work in my business. Now let me tell you about a time when I didn’t and what it did to my business. Now my business, wonderful web women had s uh, was very much starting from me doing, communicating constantly. I was doing interviews every single week and I, um, was motivating people to take action. That was my business model. You know, when people paid for the recordings, people pay to be part of the tribe to get motivated. And that worked really well.
And I was always in my flow. I felt great. But then it got to a point where I was lists. I started listening to much too, you know, what I thought I should have been doing because I’d been doing this for years and I thought, well the sensible thing is how can I move myself out of the business so much? You know, how much can I systemize this whole business and move myself out of it? Cause that’s a clever thing to do, you know, to get myself out of it as much and then I’ll just sit on the beach and just let it run. So that’s what I started to do. I really automated so much of the things that I was doing that I wasn’t doing as many of them, which is a good thing. But what I was also doing was I was really automating the communication, the motivating.
So I stopped doing so much of that hands on and a lot more of it was sort of like prerecorded. Um, it was, there was a less of the live staff and you know what? I stopped bringing my energy into the business and I could feel that I was starting to get lost because I wasn’t in my zone of genius all the time and I could feel that the energy within the tribe that I’d been creating was kind of dropping down a bit. And I was thinking, what am I doing wrong? I’ve been building the business and as part of my, um, you know, doing a whole reinvention of my brand to close wonderful web women and open up romance your tribe. As part of that, I worked through a process including these strength tests to really get clear on, you know, what did I want?
What were the things that lit me up? What did I want to include in the business because I loved doing it regardless of if it’s efficient or not. Um, and that’s actually one of the processes that I work with my clients, every client through the prophet in new module, I guide you through that process so you know that you’re creating a business that is a systemized as it exit can be, but still gives you that opportunity to do what lights you up, what you do well. And as part of that, I recognize, you know what, I really need to be doing a lot more of this live communicating and that’s why you’ll notice that’s, that’s the reason why I do a weekly podcast and why every second one is an interview with somebody who I respect because that feeds my soul. I missed it and I am a loving it.
That’s, I’m just a really loved doing all these interviews and it’s y through my, with working with my clients that I’m doing a lot more of that hot seating now with my VIP clients. We’re hot seating every single week. I tried to move myself out of it, but I, I just, I didn’t, I didn’t get the joy. So now every single week I’m connecting in-person with my VIP clients and having the opportunity to do the strategic stuff, do the communicating. Um, and I love it. I they, the highlights of my week working with my clients in those live video huddles. Love it. Like my energy after those is high. Um, so for me, that’s what I did. I really, I had to build that back in. So for you, I want you to ask yourself what it go and do this. Go and do the strength test. So it’s like to go and do the five ones is like 20 bucks.
Like we’re not talking hundreds here. Um, is, have a look at those. And Are you allowing yourself to do those things that you do really, really well? Like are you allowing yourself to be in your zone of genius? Cause not only is it gonna make your business stronger, you get so much more joy from what you’re doing. You will really, you know, it brings that beautiful energy and that infuses through everything that you’re doing. So I want you to ask yourself, you know, am I actually allowing myself to perfect to really get better at the five things that I’m naturally really, really good at? And if not, what can I do to change either the way I’m marketing or the way I’ve structured my business? What can I do so that I make sure I bring that in and I can systemize the other things that, you know, that other things that I perhaps don’t do as well.
Um, so that’s why my business has got lots of checklists. That’s why I’m systemized because I’m really good at working out what we need to do. But I need a delegate to every, to my team. Um, and so, and I don’t want to be involved in that nitty gritty sort of stuff. So that’s why we have systems and processes and they just have to follow it. Um, so you know, are you systemizing the things that are not your zone of genius or finding somebody who you can bring in that can do that stuff that loves doing it. Weirdly. Um, so that’s my lessons to you. So what we’ve covered is y the Gallup strengths test or the Clifton, um, strength finders test both names, both. We’ll get you to there. Um, and the links are here. Um, I’ll have them on the podcast notes and in the cheat sheet that I’ve got for you to go with this.
So we’ve looked at why would you do those anyway, remember the story I told you about, you know, if you’re weak at something, it doesn’t matter how hard you work at it, you’re very, it’s very hard for you to get better then somebody at the level of who’s naturally good at and just didn’t even try. But if you are good at something and you work at honing that craft, you aren’t going to just be amazing. So we talked about that. I’ve shared with you the four different themes that the Gallup strength test fit up. They were in brief influencing strategic thinking, relationships and executing. And then I’ve shared with you personally like what are my five strengths and what does that mean for me and my business? What does it mean if I, you know, with each of those strengths, what makes it so that I can do things well, but what are the drawbacks that I have to be aware of that come with having that strength and what went wrong when I decided to ignore those strengths and it actually cut a lot of those things that I did naturally will cut them out of the business.
What went wrong? And then what did I do to correct that? So that’s my little wrap up of what we’ve done. And my challenge to you is go and do it. Go and do it. Now this is Janet the activator saying, go now, um, it’s only 20 bucks. It doesn’t take a long time to do it, but you get the really comprehensive report on what does that mean for you. Um, if you’re working with me in any of my programs, I’ve got the links there for you. Um, whether you’re in the success circle, whether you’re in my accelerator program or you’re working me closely with me, um, as one of my tribal leaders, no matter what, I’m one of those, you’re doing share what those results are because as part of that tribe, I will then with my strategic understanding, be able to say, you know, what, looking at this, this is the kind of stuff that I could see would work really well with you when it comes to running your business and designing your business model with that Combo that you’ve got.
Um, I love doing that stuff. It’s kind of fun. So yeah, if that’s part of what, you know, that’s what we do in part of the program and we base that as a foundation to build your business. So it’s really, you’re going to be uniquely you. Um, Yep. So go and do that there. Otherwise come over into the romance, your tribe, Facebook group, it’s free. Um, you have to apply to be in there. Um, so, um, and when you get in there, that’s where we can talk about this in more detail. So go and do the test and go and share in that group as well. And we’ll have another really good discussion there. And what does that mean? So if you can find other people who have some of the strengths that you have and what does that look like for them when it comes to implementing.
Okay. I love this stuff in business like business development, personal development, same thing for me. There is no faster vehicle for personal development then running your own business. So the more that you can get to understand about yourself and develop your understanding of your strengths and how to build on those, the stronger you’re going to be in your business. So you can never do enough of this work. Um, so I would love to hear from you. Um, either send me an email if you’re in my programs, hey, we will. I’ll let me, let me help you work out how to use these in your business. If you’re in the right actual tribe, free Facebook group, find others who’ve got the same strength. Drop me an email. I would love to hear from you. And if you’re on the podcast page, go down here and leave some comments cause people don’t leave comments so much on blog posts anymore. They tend to come over and use it on social media. So I get excited when somebody actually leaves a comment. Um, it’s not just me, it’s I’ve been, my peers have been finding that as well. People don’t leave as many comments on blogs, but they’ll come over and talk to you on Facebook and you can come and talk to me. Everything okay? Go get them folks. Looking forward to hearing, uh, what your strengths are, baby. Bye!