Your Weaknesses Can Also Be Your Strengths?

23The more curious I become about the response I get to my own behaviour, the more I realised that my weaknesses are also my strengths.

Consider for a moment a weakness of yours and now consider when is that a strength.

Mark my husband has a very short term memory which is a weakness for me when I am communicating and need him to remember and yet one of his many strengths is that he does not hang on to information and bring it up time and time again, he can just let it go.

Learning to recognise when your weaknesses can also be your strengths can bring a sense of relief and take the pressure off.

For example one of my greatest strengths is my ability be proactive and get things done. One of the worst things about me is that I am proactive and get on with things without clearly communicating to those around me what I have done or what has changed.

I have discovered through trusted and valued feedback and through observing my own patterns that when I am proactive and get things done, some people feel excluded, some even felt forced into doing something they didn’t really want to do. Whilst others felt excluded and some were happy for me to get on with things.

Can you think of a strength that is also your weakness? 

I believe through open communications and valued feedback you can develop greater clarity and your weaknesses can be identified as strengths in different scenarios. Training your critic to be your strength and solution detective can improve performance and reduce stress and anxiety.

If you would like to find out more about check out our free webinar “How to do, delegate or ditch with confidence?”

About the Author – Sheryl Andrews – The Strength and Solution Detective

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Sheryl Andrews, Founder of Step by Step Listening, is well known for her fast speaking and her passion to make things happen. But what many of you may not know is that in private behind closed doors she was also no stranger to challenging conversations, lapses in self belief and an overwhelming sense of not being good enough. Sheryl use to find it difficult to speak up and have her needs met despite the fact she could and would encourage everyone else to do exactly that. A series of 3 events in her personal life forced her to stop and learn how to take her own advice.

Today, Sheryl runs retreats and one to one sessions resourcing you to do more of what you love, delegate what you don’t and ditch the critic that says you can’t.

Sheryl openly shares an easy to adopt communication tool kit that will transform the way you think and train others to listen. Sheryl will be your strength and solution detective until you have fully trained your inner critic and those around you, to listen in a way that motivates and inspires you to be the best you can be.

Fancy a virtual coffee and chat, then please feel free to book a complimentary clarity and confidence session or check out the “How to do, delegate and ditch with confidence” free webinar.

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Sheryl Andrews, Founder of Step by Step Listening is well known for her fast speaking and highly motivational passion. But what many of you may not know is that in private behind closed doors she was also no stranger to lapses in self belief and an overwhelming sense of not being good enough. Sheryl use to find it difficult when criticised even when she knew they meant well and found it difficult to respond rather than react. A series of 3 events in her personal life exaggerated her emotional overwhelm and forced her to address this problem and conquer her sensitivity to criticism. Today she shares every day stories of every day people and inspires you to discover ways to gain clarity and confidence to change the way feedback and criticism impacts your performance.

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