WOW – What a crazy year this one has been. Who would have thought at this time last year what lay in store for each of us in 2020? 

A medical pandemic that left all of us in places we never thought we would go in our lifetime. A year, with a contentious election, that left families and friendships broken and divided. Our country is in a place that I don’t think any of us could have ever imagined.

I don’t think I have ever seen a year that being rooted in your Strengths was more important. 

Over the past year, in our blog series, we have looked at our Strengths in different ways to deepen our roots. 

We have been told that we need to be resilient and adjust to our new normal. With our Strengths, knowing what we naturally do best, we can remain resilient and flow with change. By having developed our raw talents into refined strengths, we can lead others into the same space.

In May of 2019, we started a blog series to look at each Strength in the light of how to monetize it to live richer. With the changes that so many people have come through this year with job uncertainty and job loss, we hope that this series has been a road map to help with those changes. If you are in that space or know someone who is, please take some time to look back over your (or their) Strengths to find ideas for using them to move into the new season in a powerful and productive way.

We also took time in 2020 to look at each of our Strengths and find out how they look when they are raw and refined. In my blog, How to Build a World-Class Strength (September 1, 2020), we discussed that a strength is the ability to provide consistent near-perfect performance in a specific activity that becomes world-class.

One question I get is, what does that mean? How do I maximize my strengths? To answer those questions, we took the next four (4) weeks after that blog, and we looked at each theme one at a time and saw the difference between the strengths when they are raw and when they are refined. (Executing StrengthsStrategic StrengthsInfluencing StrengthsRelationship Building Strengths) It is by taking your Strengths from words on a page and making them into a living, breathing part of your everyday life that you will truly learn the power and joy that can come into your life as you grow stronger, work smarter, and live richer.

Again, what a year 2020 has been. It has been an honor and a pleasure to walk with you through it, and I am looking forward to our journey together in 2021. There is some challenging but gratifying work ahead. Please schedule your free Ask Brent Anything call to talk about any of the things mentioned here or whatever your need might be. Check out my website at www.brentobannon.com for more ideas and classes that will help you on that path.

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