- Creativity: Sewing, writing, crafts, computers.
- Reading: fiction & nonfiction for reference – history, science, computers, business, self improvement.
- Inspire: make others laugh or make their lives easier or both or to solve a long term problem that has bothered myself or someone else.
- Bushido: learn new skills (but frequently give up on new skills I want to learn unless there is outside encouragement).
- Passion: sharing what I know or what I have learned or figured out.
- Energize: seeing “the dawn break” in the eyes of another person when they “get it” brings great energy and delight.
Unique Ability Activity Inventory
- Read to learn new ideas.
- Write and organize summaries of ideas for life and business.
- Create new ideas to solve problems or expand visions of possibilities.
- Inspire people through teaching others.
- Encourage people to set goals and improve their lives.
- Think of ideas that are unique ways to solve a problem.
- Spend strategy time alone to think and plan.
Ten Best Habits – What are your best habits that you do automatically to produce your best results?
- I am honest with myself and others.
- I always try to see things from various angles.
- I always try to find and read information to help solve problems.
- I always try to find the positive and optimistic approach to a situation. (I can be a little too “Pollyanna”.)
- I always try to think creatively to challenge others to think out of the box.
- I always try to break down a problem to the list of detailed parts.
- I always try to motivate people to do something new and exciting.
- I always try new things to see what will work for me.
- I always try to trust others until proven wrong and even then still trust more.
- I always try to trust my instincts and not over think a project.
I am working through a unique job interviewing process a series of emails talking about the company and digging deep into my motivations to see if I really fit within the company structure and culture. I am finding the information provided and the exercises very interesting and thought provoking. I truly wish more companies did a system like this asking the deep questions instead of the “tell me about yourself” generic questions that are really not useful in an interview. I do have to admit the ten best habits listed above could be very easy fodder for that question and a couple others that are generally thrown around in a “normal” interview.