I’m not sure which Greek philosopher said it, but “know thyself” is an adage that’s been around for centuries.
I’m sure you’ve heard those two words, or some variation of them, several times before, right?
And the truth is, knowing yourself is foundational to the way you interact with the world around you.
Seriously! When you’ve got a clear picture of who you are, you’ll make better choices, have stronger relationships, and avoid making the same mistakes over and over again. You’ll know which pathways to avoid, and which opportunities to say “yes!” to.
However, as human beings, we’re constantly changing, so getting to know ourselves is a lifelong pursuit. But we have to start somewhere, so here’s what I recommend:
Start with your strengths.
Often, the first thing I do when I meet with clients is to perform a Personal Strength Assessment. By doing this, I get a pretty good idea of someone’s strengths and abilities, and we can then work toward leveraging these strengths in their career.
Today, to help you do this for yourself, I created a free, downloadable worksheet!
It’s specifically designed for people who want to get a better grasp on their professional identity so that they can understand their specific areas of expertise.
To get the most out of this worksheet, I recommend first writing your answers to the 8 questions by yourself, and then – if you’d like – asking for a trusted friend’s input. That way, you have a better chance of making your own valuable self-discoveries before adding another voice to the mix.
You can download the worksheet here:
Once you click the button, it’ll pop up in a new tab in your browser window. You don’t have to enter your email or do anything else – just click and download or print it for yourself!
I hope you come away form this exercise with more insight about your strengths, and therefore who you are as a person and a professional.
And if you feel like sharing any of your insights, please comment below – I’d love to hear them!
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