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DISCovering My Best Focus

We're each wired to succeed at something. Here we will uncover our DISC wiring and how to use it for our best focus in our business or career!

Website: http://www.StrengthLeader.com
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Latest Activity: Oct 6

You, Your Wiring and Finding Your Best Business Focus

Hi Everyone

DISCovering your DISC wiring is a fundamental building block to discovering your best focus.
Here we will talk about our wiring, our wired strengths and how to successfully leverage them into a new business or career.

Join in the discussion!

Here are several podcasts on DISCovering your best and others:

DISC Strengths in Business

Visual Clues to How Others Are Wired

Tell Tale Signs of Whether You Are Working with a D.I.S. or C.

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Lead With Your Strength Video Conference

Started by Deb Ingino Oct 6. 0 Replies

I'm hosting a freebie this Thursday night at 7pm CT  on Leading with your strengths. Register here:http://www.strengthleader.com/lead_with_your_strengths/…Continue

How many people in this group actually have taken the DISC profile?

Started by Jason V. Last reply by Thomas H. Riche Mar 5. 3 Replies

Many people talk about it, but how many have actually taken it and know what style they are?I'm somewhat in the "D/I" middle ground. Continue

Where to find the advice for your passion area?

Started by Gabriela Florea. Last reply by Ashley Logsdon Jul 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Not sure if this is the right place for the question... but here it is... if one has a passion, how do you find out what jobs are out there that would match the passion? Or how do you know what to do to turn your passion into something makes…Continue

How are you wired?

Started by Deb Ingino. Last reply by Cheri M Mar 29, 2013. 13 Replies

Well here's a bit about my wiring.I am very high in the D wired strengths, then I, a little C and my S is way too low!I've used these strengths in my corporate career and now in my business,…Continue

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Comment by Phyllis Miller on February 19, 2014 at 2:24am

Hi All,

I am somewhat new to the 48Days Community. Deb, it sounds like you haven't been sitting on the couch eating bon-bons either. From reading a little of your background you sound like a go-getter.

I will give a little of my past as without it, most people don't understand why I am at the place I am now in life. I was the primary care giver for my husband, his mother and both my parents from 1993 until 2005. All 4 have died and all died within 5 years. I have 2 daughters; one is 24 and the other is 15.  We are just now beginning to have stability in our lives due to all the fallout from this and I have not worked outside of the home in about 20 years for the same reasons.   I raised the girls alone and had no outside financial help and very little emotional support. 

I finished L.P.N school in 1977, attended college for 6 months in 2005 & finished technical school in 2007 with a 3.8 average. I defaulted over to a trade school because I could handle the schedule better than full-time college. I also have studied music with professional musicians in Atlanta for a combined total of 8 years. Throughout the years I have done enough volunteer work at church, school events and home school events that if volunteerizim counts for anything, I have about 5 different professions. The point is that I am constantly updating my knowledge or skills through various channels. 

Here is my dilemma: I have taken just about every personality-discover-your gifts inventory out there on the market and the results conflict with who I am and what I want to do. My adviser in technical college is a PhD and one of the most remarkable human beings I ever met. She administered Myer's/Briggs to me one-on-one & it pegged me as a "scientist"; I do not like science or math. On the DISC I am a "D" but have no desire to dominate anyone, own a business, or be a leader.  Most of these things characterize me as being logical and analytic. Right or wrong a lot of my career & life choices have been made by default not from logic or passion. My driving passion is in music. My music teachers tell me that I am a song writer and this gift cannot be taught. I am 57 and my fear is that I am now too old to pursue music. I never have had the time to develop this ability as I have been running around doing what had to be done. In August I will llose fully 1/2 of my income due to Social Security's rules, my youngest child will turn 16. I landed a job last July as a Benefits Analyst but have not been able to produce income just due to the amount of licensing & certifications you have to go through. My lease will be up at my current location by April 30th and my aim is to move to help reduce expenses. While living your dream is nice, I am running out of time. The frustration for me is that I have been doing everything I know to do to prepare for this day but seem to be getting nowhere. I do have an idea for a business that while it is not my driving passion, is based on my experience as a care taker and would be aimed at helping those who cannot obtain counseling or help. 

I am aware that my life could be so much worse. God has carried my 2 daughters and I through these storms.  I welcome any comments or insights into this. 

Comment by Jason V on November 13, 2013 at 8:53am

Hi Jeanne, Is there are reason that you use PLACE instead of SHAPE?

SHAPE stands for 

-Spiritual Gifts

-Heart

-Abilities

-Personality

-Experiences

It just sounds like the same coverage, but with different acronym.  Different group or copyright concerns?  Thanks! Jason

Comment by Jeanne Bilbo on May 1, 2013 at 5:39am

    Hi folks, my name is Jeanne and I facilitate a PLACE class for my church.

P: PERSONALITY using DISC

L: Learning Spiritual Gifts

A: Abilities using the Holland Code

C: Connecting Passions

E: Experiences of Life

Looking forward to sharing with you!

 

Comment by Laura Murray on April 25, 2013 at 11:32am

Good point Jeff, lots to think @ - mainly organizing things...

Comment by Jeff Beaudin on April 25, 2013 at 11:29am

Laura,

Organizing is a passion, eh? Me too. For some of us it's simply, in our mind, the best way to bring order (and results) out of chaos. Think broadly. First, do you think you'd prefer organizing people, things, plans? A TON of applications here!

Comment by Laura Murray on April 25, 2013 at 10:52am

What kind of business can I start using my # 1 passion - organizing. I love everything about it.  I haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up and its so frustrating, but I have narrowed it down to this and know that I obsess over organizing.... any ideas?

Comment by Jason V on October 7, 2012 at 11:01pm

I fully support this process and Deb as a guide / coach.  It's a tough thing to really hash out and then come out the other side feeling confident.  Each time I go through this with more experiences and wins/failures I feel like I get somewhat closer. :)


Group Leader
Comment by Deb Ingino on August 13, 2012 at 6:44pm

Arlena self esteem is something many of us need more of.  

My experience is that the more time we can spend operating in our strengths, even if the only opportunity we have to use them is through volunteering.  For example, are you gifted working with animals?  Volunteer once a week at an animal shelter.  Do you have a passion for teaching?  Go to the public library and offer to teach a course.   Is your strength in setting up computers?  Why not take that skill to the local senior citizen housing complex and offer to set up their computers.

The key is using the gifts we have to serve others and you will see your self-esteem soar!


Group Leader
Comment by Luke Townsley on August 11, 2012 at 10:37am

Arlena,

Part of the equation is to interview with jobs you BELIEVE you really want and can handle even in spite of what it might say on paper. Then it is just a matter of letting them know you REALLY believe you should be part of their team.

Granted, that is over simplifying, it won't work every time, and there are a lot more parts to that process.

But as far as building self confidence, it is hard to convince someone else you are the best when you are honestly doubting you really even want the job.

On a first interview, don't be afraid to interview them and find out if it is really a job you want. If you were looking for someone for your team, wouldn't it be nice if they would show some interest in what you do? And don't feel bad when you find out it isn't right and  you aren't accepted or bow out.

I know for me, I generally have to "sleep on it" before I really see a complex situation, such as an interview, clearly.

A rejection can be taken as a sign you didn't properly present your case or as a sign that it really wasn't the job you wanted.

The hiring process is notoriously fallible and studies show that very often the "best" candidate isn't the one chosen. Also lots of hires just don't work out.

Making a human connection and showing you would really fit on their team can be more important than having an extra credential on paper.

Luke Townsley


Group Leader
Comment by Deb Ingino on March 24, 2012 at 1:11pm

Hi Douglas

Great to meet you through this group.  Jump on into the dialogue here, we'd love to learn more about you!

Deb

 
 
 

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