Your Greatest Value

I recently read the book “StandOut” by Marcus Buckingham, one of the creators of “Strength Finders“.  I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to find their true value and strengths in their career or life.

This book offers a personal on-line test that you take in 30  minutes. You must answer each question within 20 seconds so you use your subconscious mind.  The test then formulates your responses into 9 categories and gives you your top two Stand Out strengths.

My results were interesting so I wanted to share them with you.

  I am a Teacher/Advisor – My greatest value is my ability to cut through complexities and find the heart of matters.

  1. As a Teacher I am thrilled by the potential I see in people. My power comes from learning how to unleash it.
  2. As an Advisor I am a practical, concrete thinker who is most powerful when reacting and solving other people’s problems.

 Items notes:

  • People’s performance improves when I’m around. This is my greatest gift.
  • Instinctively people know that I care about them, and that my caring is genuine.
  • I don’t give up on people.
  • On want to get on people level. I want to “walk the floor” & see people in their “natural habitat”.  If you have seen me speak, you know I go into the audience and will move around a lot to connect with the audience.
  • I am a learner and dedicated to constant learning.
  • I am a problem solver.
  • When I write, I think about the person reading my message.
  • I am a practical, concrete thinker.
  • When others are stumped, that is when I am at my best.

Check out the book to see what your StandOut strength are.

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The Obvious


Take a look at the label on this wrapper.  Re-read it and notice the wrapper.

Sometimes the obvious is present, but not noticed.

Why wouldn’t this “non-cheese cheesburger”, be wrapped in a hamburge wrapper?

Why don’t we treat our fellw mankind well with encouraging words, smiles and kind gestures?

It seems obvious that we are only on this earth for a short time, yet we convalute our minds with thoughts of disrespect, unkind words and gestures of some of our fellow humans.

Why not call each other, brothrs and sisters, and encourage each other with encouraging words, kind estures and gratitude towards one another? We can slow down enough to let someone into traffic or hold the door open.

Try it, you may like it.

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Thoughts for Life

I read this on one of my LinkedIn Groups and wanted to share it. This is great Life wisdom from a 90 Year old woman.


Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old. This is something we should all
Read at least once a week!!!!!

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught
me.. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.. Change the way you think.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
Family will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month…

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. Release your children when they become adults, its their life now

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay cheque.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their
Journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.

16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one
Is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no
For an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.
Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Just because you believe you are right, doesn’t mean you are. Keep
An open mind.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24.. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26.. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years,
Will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love.

35. Don’t audit life Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s,
We’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42 The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield..

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Lets enjoy life.

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