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The sweet spot is finding a job that combines what you are good at, what you enjoy, and what people that are willing to pay for. So, when I think about the things that come naturally to me, I have found the following to be my core strengths, or perhaps, my super powers!
I am a very analytical person and I’m always looking to accomplish tasks as efficiently as possible. When I look back at times when I’ve been the most successful, it almost always involved working to create or improve processes to help get the job done faster or more easily. I don’t always think of this as a super power, because I forget that not everyone thinks in the same way I do. The more that I can incorporate improving efficiency into my job, the more successful I will be.
A number of people throughout my life have told me that I am a natural leader. Whether it was on sports teams in middle or high school, creating volunteer organizations in college, or now as a manager in my job, I always am looking to help people around me improve themselves and their performance. It also excites me to be a part of a motivated and accountable team that is working well together. I continually want to raise the bar by empowering those around me to become the best versions of themselves.
When I am on top of my game, I am able to focus for long periods of time with great intensity. I’ve seen this play out in my life when driving long distances, solving complex problems, and working toward a goal. I know that this super power is not always as strong as my other strengths, so I need to need to be more deliberate in ensuring this is something I work on regularly.
So, in order for me to become the best version of myself, I need to look to have a clear goal or mission (focus), to work with a motivated group (team building), and to improve the way things operate (efficiency). When I can find the intersection of these three, I may just become … A Super Hero!