From an early age, we are taught to work on the things we don’t excel in and to improve on our weaknesses rather than focusing and leaning into our strengths, which has so many benefits. It’s time to change our approach. That’s why episode 88 of The Positively Living Podcast is about playing to your strengths!

In this episode of The Positively Living Podcast, my guest Julia de’Caneva shares the importance of leaning into your strengths and provides actionable steps you can take right now to notice and track patterns to better understand those strengths. 

Julia and I cover the following topics:

  • The psychology and challenges behind using your strengths.
  • How we define natural strengths & letting go of the idea that something has to be difficult to be valuable.
  • Seeking out others that are a balance to your strengths. 
  • Learning your own strengths so that you can also recognize strengths in others.
  • Redefining how we look at a weakness & flipping the script in an incredibly encouraging way.
  • An easy way to assess your own strengths without a coach or a quiz.

Once you start looking, you might just notice your strengths in the most unexpected places. 

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