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Your Strengths

Decades of research has shown that when employees are given the opportunity to do what they do best every day, the effect on individual, team, and organizational performance is powerful. The problem is that most people aren’t able to accurately identify their own strengths and therefore can’t intentionally use them.

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Carol Anne McGuire

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It was a natural progression for me to think deeply about Gallup Strengths through the lens of my faith, and soon I recognized that the heroes of the Scriptures were operating in God-given Strengths!
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Get a little extra jolt of your Strength with a hot cup of Joe or contemplate resting in your Strength zone with a smooth cup of tea!
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Top 5 Strengths Illustrated Posters are suitable for framing in your office or home will remind you, your workmates, your clients just what you are good at!
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You know you are 'owning it' when you are wearing your Strengths! Check out the wearables that I have made to remind my clients of their Strengths.
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Joseph as Responsibility®

Responsibility® does not make the front page of a newspaper but it is the stability this world needs.

Responsibility® does not need applause or pats on the back to be of service.

Responsibility® finishes what it starts.

Responsibility® offers no excuses and does not spend time looking for someone to blame.

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Belief- Elijah

People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for their life. 

Elijah the Prophet. 

The prophet Elijah urged the people of ancient Israel to turn from their sin and return to the true God. He is best known as a man of prayer. James uses Elijah as an example of prayer in James 5:16 "Then pray for each other. Do this so that God can heal you. Anyone who lives the way God wants can pray, and great things will happen.17 Elijah was a person just like us. He prayed that it would not rain. And it did not rain on the land for three and a half years!"

Elijah had such intense Belief that he boldly went into the wicket King Ahab's palace and pronounced judgement that it would not rain until he gave the word!  And it doesn't rain for 3 1/2 years! 

Elijah's Belief allowed him to be a bold, direct-to-the-point prophet of God. And by speaking prophecies of God- he made fierce enemies! 

Hie greatest miracle involved a contest with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah on Mount Carmel. Elijah called on God and God sent fire to swallow up the sacrifice he prepared. 

History always repeats itself. We still have our "Ahabs" and "Jezebels." Our culture has its idolatry...though more subtle than in Elijah's day. 

And we still need men and women of God to boldly declare God's message of hope to a dying world. We need men and women of strong Belief to pray! 

Belief

Belief is not restricted to religious values. It can be political and patriotic.  But is is STRONG! Belief is about a cause or purpose that is near and dear to the heart of someone. Values, like an ice berg, have a hidden part that is invisible to others, but gives stability and purpose. 

My husband has Belief in his Top 5. As I was sketching this theme, I could see him so strongly in the words. 

Don't be side-tracked by Belief. It can be viewed too narrowly, as "just a value".  But that passion and certainty is unchanging and therefore gives a reliability and dependability to this person. 

At it's best, it's what people stand for. At is worst, it can be what people stand against. 

In a child, it can be seen as constantly wanting to do the "right" thing, and wanting to know the purpose of actions and activities. They are beginning to align their values to what they are doing and volunteering for. As a parent, give them opportunities to engage in activities that feed that belief. 

Here's a tip I heard from Jim Collison on the Theme Thursday call: If you forget what your Top 5 themes of talent are, take a screen shot of them and use it as your lock screen on your phone! Every time you check your phone, you will be reminded of your God-given talents! :)  (Since the average person checks their phone 63 times a day, you won't ever forget them again!)


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