As Mission Driven Moms, it is CRITICAL that we engage in regular self-discovery and gain a clear understanding of who we are and the gifts we bring to our mission work. As you learn new things about yourself, your confidence will grow and you’ll gain greater insight into how to begin developing your unique talents. The BEST PART is that you can use what you learn to help your own children discover their gifts as well!
In this episode, you’ll be introduced to a NEW way of looking at yourself – focusing on your strengths rather than your weaknesses. You’ll hear from experts about why this is such an empowering way of seeing yourself. You’ll gain an understanding of the difference between talents and strengths and be introduced to a innovative tool you can use RIGHT NOW to begin learning more about yourself!
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1:49 Audrey’s experience with self-discovery
10:25 Why and how to focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses
15:08 One incredible tool for learning more about yourself immediately
18:54 The difference between talent, knowledge and skills and how these are inter-related
28:30 How discovering your strengths will help you in your parenting
A few quotes from this episode:
“If you’re like most people, you’ve grown up with the weakness-prevention model. You’ve been told that to become strong, successful, or to truly serve God and the world, you must fix your weaknesses. You have been told that your talents and strengths are a source of sinful pride. That thinking is just plain wrong. In Gallup’s research into human potential over the last 30 years, including interviews with more than 2 million people, the evidence is overwhelming: You will be most successful in whatever you do by building your life around your greatest natural abilities rather than your weaknesses. Your talents should be your primary focus!” ~Living Your Strengths: Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community by Albert L. Winseman and Donald O. Clifton
“Remember that God has given you a unique combination of talents. God also places within you a calling, a calling to serve others, a calling to ministry. Your calling is what God wants you to do with your life. Your talents and strengths determine how you will get it done. When you discover your talents, you begin to discover your calling. Like everyone, you’ve been blessed by God with a deep reservoir of untapped potential. That potential is your talent waiting to be discovered and put to use in your life. It’s time for you to unleash the power of that potential and begin to discover your unique talents.” ~Living Your Strengths:Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community by Albert L. Winseman and Donald O. Clifton
“When you discover your strengths, and you partner with God to develop those talents by developing your knowledge and skill set, you open a way for you to do something for God using your strengths.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“As a parent, you’ll use your…strengths to identify your leadership style, and then you’ll use that in your home…You’re confident in the way you parent because you know it’s based on your strengths, and you can give your children what they need using your strengths.” ~Audrey Rindlisbacher
“You will be most successful in whatever you do by building your life around your greatest natural abilities rather than your weaknesses. Your talent should be your primary focus. You are not expected to be who you are not. You are expected to be who you are.” ~Living Your Strengths:Discover Your God-Given Talents and Inspire Your Community by Albert L. Winseman and Donald O. Clifton
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