Starting the Divorce Journey | Identify your strengths
Are you a learner? Do you gravitate to learning new things? Or, do you find yourself threatened and overwhelmed by new information? During the divorce process, there is often a steep learning curve. You are not only getting reacquainted with yourself and your finances, but also learning the process, managing your emotions and dealing with change. Acquiring financial knowledge begins with awareness of your strengths. This can influence your receptiveness to change and provide clarity during the divorce process.
So, how do you identify your strengths? Good news! There is actually a well-respected assessment for identifying your strengths. It is called the Strength Finder 2.0 Assessment. This assessment was developed in 1998 by Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D., Tom Rath and a team of scientists at Gallup. Based on 40 years of research, this assessment helps discover and develop natural talents. It takes a look at 34 strength-based themes, and then helps identify your top five strengths. For example, if one of your top strengths is a learner, you may find that you not only love to learn, but you are drawn to the process of learning. In fact, the learning process actually energizes you. This can be a great source of encouragement as you start your new financial wellness journey. However, if the learner strength is not one of your top five, don’t worry. While it may not be deemed a natural strength, it certainly does not mean you can’t learn new concepts and acquire new knowledge. It just means you may not gravitate to it as easily, or you may find yourself overwhelmed by the process. The bigger question is… which of your five strengths could you leverage to help you through the learning curve of divorce?
To find out your top five strengths, you can purchase the Strength Finder 2.0 book on Amazon. Once you receive the book, simply redeem the assessment code listed inside the book, take the assessment and print out the report.
The first step toward change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination. – Darrin Hardy