2020 has sucked, so it’s important that 2021 turns out to be your best year ever.
(No pressure, right?)
This time of year there is a lot of talk about goal setting and New Years resolutions.
Goals and resolutions can be pointless if you don’t know the kind of goals and resolutions that make sense based on your personal strengths and natural talents.
So, how do you figure this out? Take a CliftonStrengths assessment. (Formerly known as StrengthsFinders.)
This assessment will tell you what natural talents you possess that you can develop into strengths. It is those specific strengths that will lead you to success. Knowing your strengths will keep you focused on the right work and the right opportunities so you can achieve your goals.
Why am I talking about this?
Because I took this assessment when I was burned out. The assessment results help me see that I was not working in my “zone of genius” and that spending all my time trying to turn my weaknesses into strengths was a futile effort. I was doing work that didn’t match my natural talents, so the work was kept me in a cycle of burnout.
The knowledge of my unique strengths became the most powerful tool in my possession. (Even more powerful than my attitude problem!) I no longer commit to work and requests that weren’t a match for me.
Click here to get more information about the CliftonStrengths assessment.
(By the way, this is not an affiliate link. I don’t gain anything financially from you taking this assessment. Turns out, you are really the big winner by getting this information.)
I have become so passionate about the impact of strengths in my own life – how it helped me recover from burnout and overwhelm – that I became a certified coach.
Now, I use CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinders) as a tool in my coaching practice and have seen hundreds of transformations and the enormous impact this can have on everyone.
Be Ready for the Good Change That’s Coming
As humans, it is in our nature to rebound. We have a natural inclination to fight back and recover.
Consider this: practically all periods of doom inspired energy in their aftermath. What do I mean by that? After the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, along came the roaring 20s.
What will this pandemic inspire in you?
This Is The Year for Boundaries
One the most common topics I coach with my burned out clients – and it was even a big problem for me – was a lack of effective, enforceable boundaries.
I coach this so often, I wrote a book about it called Stop Being A Doormat.
At their most basic level, effective boundaries help keep “the bad” out, while allowing “the good” in. But, they also keep you focused on your “Why,” communicate with others your objectives and limits, and contribute to a successful recovery from burnout.
My book, Stop Being A Doormat, is a secret weapon to a life-changing 2021, to making it the best year ever. It is set up like a workbook. By the time you finish it, you will be armed with effective boundaries AND you will be able to enforce them.
Here are your next steps for your best year ever:
- Take a CliftonStrengths assessment. (You get your results within a minute of taking the assessment and the reporting that is included is phenomenal.)
- Buy my book, Stop Being A Doormat, so that you can start 2021 off with effective boundaries.
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel and/or Facebook page so you can stay on track with recovering from burnout.