How often do you find yourself in those moments when you feel in the zone, congruent, in control, in harmony and immersed in a feeling of energised focus?
Have you taken time to reflect and consider why this might be? What was it about you in that situation, at that time, that produced this more positive and effective version of yourself?
I have been very fortunate to have worked with a number of great organisations and managers that believed in developing its employees and that gave me many opportunities to try different things and to subsequently gain greater insight and personal purpose on how I choose to work and what I do and to shape how I want to spend my time going forward.
For me, I know that I enjoy the company of others and I find the experience of networking and working with people very energetic and rewarding.
I have loved those times in my life best when I had the opportunity, or was given it, to ignore the detail and be creative and think big and to work on multiple projects and parallel streams of activities at the same time.
My pragmatic side understands the value of a good logical debate and gets that in the commercial world we need to consider cost, quality, time and return on investment (ROI), though when it came to implementing the smart business solution, plan or idea, I often found myself conflicted and my inner emotive self would 'walk in the shoes of' those likely to be impacted by these solutions. This would often leave me in a state of personal conflict and sometimes disappointment.
The other uncomfortable moments in my life which can occur on a daily basis are around getting things done. I enjoy the practice of creating a plan/ action list and particularly I find great satisfaction in ticking off or drawing a line through something on my 'to-do' list and reporting updates to others on my progress, though the paradox for me is that I hate being controlled by a plan or a 'to-do' list or any other external factor.
For a long time, especially in my teens and 20s, the extreme versions of myself did make me wonder if I had a split personality: Controlling me, the list lover versus Spontaneous go-with-the-flow I.
I have made an unconformable friendship with both 'me' and 'I' and though I now have greater insight into my innate preferences, I can still find myself surprised by my own reactions at times.
One of the key purposes for setting up Linar - Empowering Potential was to help others gain these insights.
At Linar, we look to explore these kinds of situations through workshops and coaching, to help you identify your innate preferences and strengths. We aim to support you to better understand what this may mean for your career, lifestyle, personal development and goals, and to ultimately empower you with trusted tools, insight and techniques to then move forward with greater confidence to reach your potential.
We work with a number of different psychometric tools and personal insight frameworks and research that will assist you to better understand your innate preferences and strengths.
We work with MBTI, which reveals how we see and interact with the world; our motivations and the motivations of others. This creates a strong foundation for personal growth and development to underpin and enhance your personal effectiveness.
MBTI will help you better understand your innate preferences around how you perceive the world and make decisions. This introspective and self-reporting questionnaire will look at four areas:
Where do you focus your attention?
How you take in information?
The way you make decisions based on that information?
How you deal with the world?
So thinking back on those moments when you were at your best, consider how more impactful you and your life can be if you were able to recognise the internal resources, innate preferences and strengths you have available so you can increase and shape those moments and opportunities in your future.