Now discover your strengths

Now discover your strengths because the better you know your own abilities and strengths, the better your chances of developing a successful Self-Employment Business opportunity. Self-analysis will be one of the major cornerstones of your success as a Self-Employed.

People differ on how much time, energy and other resources they are willing or interested in spending on obtaining more self-knowledge. You must decide for yourself.

I will however discuss some of the possibilities that I believe to be worthwhile and which I recommend that you use. This is by no means a complete list. It is a starting point to help you make a decision about learning and knowing your own abilities to optimize your HOME BASED BUSINESS opportunities.

In the previous article I discussed the importance of finding your passion to develop a successful HOME BASED BUSINESS. The reasons to find your passion have been discussed and you have had an opportunity to identify what your passion is.

I have defined a passion for work (or business or a job or home based business) as something that you are excited about, that you enjoy doing , that energizes you, that you are really enthusiastic in doing. If you can do something daily that you are very passionate about you will be able to operate at a peak performance. This will increase your chances of having a successful HOME BASED BUSINESS. That is the reason why it is crucial to find your passion to develop a successful HOME BASED BUSINESS.

Many people have researched the importance of knowing your strengths and using them in your daily activities to develop a successful business or career.

As discussed previously, the success of a HOME BASED BUSINESS depends solely on you, yourself, your motivation, and the integration of your abilities with the requirements of the business. Knowing and using your strengths is more important in a HOME BASED BUSINESS than in any other business environment for success and achieving your goals.

Many people have researched the concept of personal strength, as well as how to determine your strengths and the benefits of knowing and using your strengths. ᵃ) ᵇ).

Personal strengths have been defined as a combination of your talents, skills and knowledge. Skills are the ability to do something well; arising from talent, training or practice. Knowledge refers to the facts, information and lessons you have learned from a particular field, be it either theoretical or practical. Your talent is a natural aptitude or skill – with the emphasis on natural. You will find it easier to do well than other people who do not have that talent or natural ability.

Research has proven that people who know their strengths and use them in the work environment have more self-confidence, earn higher salaries and are more successful in their careers.

The same applies to the HOME BASED BUSINESS owner. If you know your strengths, keep on developing them, and choose a HOME BASED BUSINESS that utilizes these, you will enjoy the daily tasks more.  This will lead you to be more motivated and successful with the HOME BASED BUSINESS.

Tom Rath has identified four domains of strengths. These domains of strength are: executing, influencing, relationship building and strategic thinking.

Within these four domains there are 34 strengths. Each individual do have different combinations of these strengths and every one do differ on which of these are your major strengths.

Rath has developed test to help you identify your strengths. Visit Tom Rath’s website for more information. I recommend that you analyze yourself to improve your chances of successᶜ).

Rath stress the importance of finding your strengths and then using them in your, job or HOME BASED BUSINESS. The interesting point that they emphasize is not only to be aware and to use these strengths but to keep actively developing them. The importance of self-development for a sustainable HOME BASED BUSINESS will be discussed in subsequent articles.

Identify and using your strengths have proved that it do help people performing better in jobs and earn higher salaries.  In the home based business this will apply more than in a normal employment work situation. Therefore the importance for the home base business owner to identify his strengths and us it to achieve sustainable success in his own business is vital.

Now discover your strengths: Quotes

  • “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
  • “You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius
  • “We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.” – Joel Osteen
  • “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Plutarch
  • “Prayer is the sign of your weakness. Rely on your inner strength. You will be the winner.” – Amit Ray
  • “It takes someone strong to leave with their head held high. It takes someone stronger to stay with their head held higher.” – Isabella Poretsis
  • “Dig deep and empower yourself today. Stand in your inner strength. Be uniquely you.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

Now discover your strengths: Videos

John Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leadership

  • New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dr. John C. Maxwell teaches the high points of The 5 Levels of Leadership at The Chick-Fil-A Leadercast.

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last

  • In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.” 
  • For more on this topic, check out Sinek’s latest book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t now available for pre-order.

Tom Rath – We learn best on our strength

  • Tom Rath author of Strengthsfinder 2.0 shows us that people learn best when they learn on their strength.

Discover Your Strengths – Unlock Your Potential with Gallup’s Clifton Strengths Finder

  • Discover your talents and optimize your potential, happiness and success.

Tom Rath – Find Your Strengths

  • “Forget about your shortcomings, focus on your strengths.”

Are You a Leader? -Motivating

  • What is leadership? Are you a Leader? Leading a team or a group is important, you need to motivate them, inspire and engage them. Successful leaders are driven to perform and driven to help. Are you a leader?
  • Not all leaders, leadership positions… start out well. Some fail, others stumble around and others just crash. What is important is how you get back up. What is important is how you use that step back to move 3 steps forward. A leader never gives up; a leader keeps trying till they succeed. Are you a leader?
  • Watch the video


ᵃ) Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton: Now Discover Your Strengths. How to develop your talents and those of the people you manage.

ᵇ) Tom Rath and Barry Conchie; Strengths Based Leadership.

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