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Oct 2, 2017

Today our expert guest is… Super Woman? No, it’s Alissa Daire-Nelson! But it’s an easy mistake to make - and she believes that you have superpowers too.

Alissa is an accomplished Success Coach, Speaker, host of the Maximize Your Strengths podcast, and the author of the new book From Frustrated to Frickin' Awesome: 4 Steps to Achieve the Success You're Wired For.

Above all, Alissa is an exceedingly proud wife and mother of two who loves helping others discover how to make their relationships and businesses thrive in harmony.

 

StrengthsFinder

Alissa’s journey began when she discovered StrengthsFinder, a psychometric tool that Dr. Donald Clifton created through 40 years of research. He comes from the field of positive psychology and, basically, thought people could live happier lives if they focused on what was right with them, as opposed to what was “wrong” with them.

The assessment is a tool for identifying your innate talents, but it is only a tool - it won’t have a significant impact on your life unless you know how to use it. These talents don’t become your strengths until you are using them in a way that gives you energy and serves other people.

Learning how to use the tool by yourself can be difficult, though... and hiring a coach can be prohibitively expensive. That’s why Alissa started the Maximize Your Strengths podcast: she wanted to provide a resource that helps people more easily use this new tool.

 

You’re awesome, I’m awesome, and we can be even more awesome together.

As StrengthsFinder users gain more insight about themselves, they’re also better able to relate to others. Alissa really wants to help people understand that you shining bright doesn't diminish anyone else’s light.

“You shining bright does not have to detract from anyone else shining bright”

There’s a common fallacy that we should strive to be well-rounded individuals, but we can’t be good at everything - it’s just not possible. When we let go of that idea, we can work together to maximize everyone’s brightness.

 

From Frustrated to Frickin' Awesome: 4 Steps to Achieve the Success You're Wired For

“When you feel good about you, you’re able to provide more honor and grace to those around you.”

 

The 4 Steps:

  1. Know thyself. Understand where you thrive, where you don’t, and internalize how awesome you are.
  2. Create a plan. Now that you know yourself, create a plan around that.
  3. Carry out that plan.
  4. Reflect on what worked, what didn’t work, and what you learned about yourself. Rinse and repeat.

If you continually repeat those four steps you will continue to improve, and the best part is that you’ll never be done learning about yourself.

 

The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

“You are unique, and you’re uniquely awesome - that in and of itself should make you stand taller and live brighter. Spend some time figuring out what those things are because you’re worth it, and you didn’t end up on this planet by accident.”

 

Daily Helping listeners can get From Frustrated to Frickin' Awesome for FREE right here.

 

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