Rock Your Strengths

Gallup Strength Speaker, Coach,
Book Author & Artistan



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.

Let me help you become more effective, efficient, and engaged in your life!

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!
Carol Anne McGuire
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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Wear your strengths with strength jewelery and men's accessories sample images.

Self-Assurance: Esther

Esther knew that going to the king uninvited could mean death but she screwed up her courage and said, “If I perish, I perish” She was exhibiting self-assurance.
Afraid? Yes
Worried? Yes.
But underneath it all she believed God would make a way where there seemed to be no way!
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Happy New Year! We are starting off the New Year with Self-Assurance! 

Confidence! People who are especially talented in the Self-Assurance theme feel confident in their ability to manage their own lives. They possess an inner compass that gives them confidence that their decisions are right. 

Self-Assurance is internally confident in the midst of external uncertainty. They will seek to exert influence rather than be influenced... so it (naturally) fits in the Influencing Domain. People are drawn to this Certainty! 

You may hear a person with high Self-Assurance say things like, "I love being in control of my own destiny!" or "I hate others telling me what to do." 

Self-Assurance will give a person confidence in a variety of jobs and volunteer opportunities. This person does not have a great need for direction or support from others, which makes them particularly effective in situations that call for independence of thought and action. 

No one can tell you what to think. They can guide and suggest, but you alone have the final accountability for your decisions. This does not intimidate you. It energizes you. You are not easily swayed by someone else's arguments. 

It's definitely an "ego" theme. Other words that could describe Self-Assurance would be: self-reliant, self-sufficient, self-governing, self-determined, self-control... hear the "self" in this one?! 

It is most likely paired with Strategic.  Least likely paired with Developer and Empathy (external in nature). 

If you have high Self-Assurance, here are some action items for you to think about: 

* Look for start-up situations with no rulebooks. You are at your best when you are asked to make many decisions. 

* Seek roles in which you are charged to persuade people to see your point of view (leadership, sales, etc.)

Most of all: Trust your instincts! 

You many not always know what you are talking about... but you always sound like it! 


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