Enter Strengths-Finders 2.0 by Tom Rath
As a student of leadership studies and organizational theory in college, I had a pretty good grasp on personality assessments like Myer-Briggs (INTJ here!), DISC profiles and felt pretty self-aware. That’s why when my co-worker encouraged me to take another personality assessment, I declined.
But I eventually, I figured, “Eh, these things are fun, why not?”
My world turned upside down. It was the moment I realized that I had been in pursuit of identity and definition, not adventure. This assessment revealed the strengths that I was not fully operating in but was trying to force like square pegs in round holes, resulting in a sense of unfulfilled purpose, lost-ness and always looking for the next thing.
It was at this point, I knew I had to make a pivot. I need to do the scariest thing I’ve ever done. I needed to embrace my strengths.
So I started my business in 2015 and started doing what I do best: teaching, supporting and mentoring in the creative spaces online.