Finding Your Natural Gifts (1 day seminar) 2 28 09

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These are the slides I use in teaching the 1 day course, "Finding Your Natural Gifts". …

These are the slides I use in teaching the 1 day course, "Finding Your Natural Gifts".

Read insights derived from this course and my research related to it at www.wiseworking.com.

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  • 1. Job & Career Management Seminar Track 1 Discovering your Natural Gifts February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 1
  • 2. Today’s Schedule Hour Topic 9:00 Course Introduction 9:30 Introductions; Student Situations & Goals; Discussion of Immediate Relevant Applications 10:45 Break 11:00 Continue Discussion of Relevant Applications & Survey on Focus Topics for Afternoon 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Cover Topic #1 1:45 Cover Topic #2 2:30 Break 2:45 Cover Topic #3 3:30 Overview of day, offer of 13 week coaching, wrap up by 4 February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 2
  • 3. Learning Goals & Outcomes self understanding in context of God’s gifts  and plans job market understanding for better  awareness of the trends affecting workers and the world of work application of self understanding to  determine strategy for 1) finding a job, 2) progressing in present career or 3) transitioning to new career exploration of available options for work  and service February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 3
  • 4. What this course is not? 13 week coaching course, but only  introduction the end, but only the beginning  for the lazy, this is work  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 4
  • 5. What is required to benefit Open mind  Sharp ears  Each one, teach one  Connect around common vision and  interests February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 5
  • 6. Life Keys Process Who I am? Interests  Personality  Values  What I Think & Feel? Passion  Priorities  What I Can & Like Doing? Learning Styles  Life Narratives  Areas of Service  Barriers  Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 6
  • 7. Our 3 Foci: Your Unique Mission in Life To exercise that talent you most  delight in In the places and settings which  God has caused to appeal to you For the purposes God most needs  to have done in the world What Color Is Your Parachute, Bolles February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 7
  • 8. Barriers to Valuing Life Gifts Thinking gifts insignificant  Being blind to gifts  Doubting & fearing gifts  Gifts hard to recognize  Thinking gifts mismatched  Thinking practicing wrong gift  Guidance from family & friends  Distorted self-concept  Fear of pride  Think gift wrong for area you work in  Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 8
  • 9. Work Trends to Consider Employability, not employment  Results, not activity  Skill and knowledge, not positions/jobs  Networks, not companies  You are always in school, just pick which  one February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 9
  • 10. Be Prepared With Your Vision 1 Pet 3:15 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your  hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 10
  • 11. Be Diligent & Spread Eggs Eccl 11:6 6 In the morning sow thy seed,  and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 11
  • 12. We Are Specially Made Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully  and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 12
  • 13. Class Introductions Name  Occupation/Vocation/Gift/Purpose  Why taking course?  What must you get from course?  What is your dream/ideal scene?  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 13
  • 14. Who I Am? Souls of Value  Instruments of God’s Love  Valuable Resource  Collections of skills, knowledge &  competence February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 14
  • 15. We Are His Workmanship Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship,  created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 15
  • 16. Who I Am Is Manifest as: Interests  Personality  Values  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 16
  • 17. Holland’s Interest Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 17
  • 18. Holland Interest Inventory Realistics  Investigatives  Socials  Enterprisers  Conventionals  Artistics  Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 18
  • 19. Holland Interest Types Realistics Investigatives  Inventing  Mechanical aptitude  Researching  Manual dexterity  Conceptualizing  Physical  Independent work coordination  Computer aptitude  Taking physical  Process risks information  Emotionally stable  Theorizing  Organizing supplies  Building devices Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 19
  • 20. Holland Interest Types Socials Enterprisers  Public speaking  Teaching  Selling  Listening  Persuading  Facilitating  Leadership  Counseling  Management  Serving  Negotiating  Evaluating others  Adventurous  Showing empathy Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 20
  • 21. Holland Interest Types Conventionals Artistics  Acting  Organizing  Writing  Appraising  Verbal skills  Detail oriented  Musical  Managing time expression  Setting priorities  Creative  Calculating skills expressers  Persistent  Fine artists  Creative designers Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 21
  • 22. Personality February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 22
  • 23. Personality the totality of one’s attitudes, interests,  behavioral patterns, emotional responses, social roles, and other individual traits that endure over long periods of time God gives us certain preferences  No personality is better or worse, just  different Our differences make life interesting  Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 23
  • 24. Myers Briggs Type Indicator Energy source – (E)xtravert or (I)ntravert  Info. Process – (S)ensing or I(n)tuitive  Decision Making – (T)hinking or (F)eeling  External Life – (J)udging or (P)erceiving  Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 24
  • 25. MBTI Types – Energy Source (E)xtravert (I)ntravert  1 thing at a time  Multi tasking  Hates  Likes interruptions interruptions  Outgoing  Protective  Speaks mind  Keep thoughts to  Acts, then think self  Live it first  Reflects before  Take over action  Understand it first  Steps aside Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 25
  • 26. MBTI Types – Info. Processing (S)ensing I(n)tuitive  Insightful  Practical  Creative  Accurate  Uses inspiration  Uses past experience  Novel approach  Methodical  Focus on future approach  Idealistic  Focus on present  Theoretical  Real world  Identify connections  Real world  Identify pieces Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 26
  • 27. MBTI Types – Decision Making (T)hinking (F)eeling  Harmonious  Logical, analytic  People oriented  Data/ things oriented  Empathetic  Fair but firm  Camaraderie first  Business first  Sympathize  Analyze  Sugjective  Impartial  Decide with heart  Finds positive  Decide with head  Critical Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 27
  • 28. MBTI Types – External Lifestyle (J)udging (P)erceiving  Organized, efficient  Flexible  Goes with flow  Plans ahead  Fly by seat of  Settled pants  Work before play  Work & play  Steady worker coexist  Systematic  Last minute worker  Scheduled  Spontaneous  Enjoys finishing  Spur of moment  Enjoys starting Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 28
  • 29. Values February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 29
  • 30. Identifying Values What’s important to you?  What you would die for?  What is meaningful to you?  Big influence in your decision  making? What you take a stand on?  What makes you most productive?  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 30
  • 31. What I Think & Feel Is Manifest as: Passions  Priorities  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 31
  • 32. Identifying What I Think & Feel Witnessing our thoughts and  feelings Witness emotions as “energy” in the  body, and thoughts as “voice” in mind Share thoughts and feelings with  the Lord Feelings are not facts  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 32
  • 33. Watching What We Think 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are  not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and  every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 33
  • 34. You Can’t Afford a Negative Thoughts Phil 4:8 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things  are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 34
  • 35. Don’t Worry, Pray Phil 4:6 6 Be careful for nothing; but in  every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 35
  • 36. God Has Good Plans For Us Jer 29:11 11 For I know the thoughts that I  think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 36
  • 37. Learn to Encourage Yourself 1 Sam 30:6 6 And David was greatly distressed;  for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 37
  • 38. Passions February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 38
  • 39. Passions A desire or purpose that brings you  joy en theos “with God” - enthusiasm  Carrying out God’s design  Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 39
  • 40. Passion Types 1 Passion – Single passion, many settings  Make Me An Offer – Partner & Assist  Right Under My Nose – Already There  Dreamer – Where Next Lord?  You can be passionate in multiple ways simultaneously!!! Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 40
  • 41. Knowing What God Has In Mind Be in relationship with God  Recognize God at work  Understand how God uses your gifts  Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 41
  • 42. Priorities February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 42
  • 43. Procrastination Not laziness  But perfectionism  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 43
  • 44. Making Life Choices Put God’s Kingdom First  Know your mission  Plan ahead  Know your limits – Mark 6:45-46  Learn to say “NO” to unimportant  Simplify your life – Phil 4:11-13  Observe those who seem to have enough  time Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 44
  • 45. Even Jesus Said No Mark 6:45-46 45 And straightway he constrained his  disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. 46 And when he had sent them away, he  departed into a mountain to pray. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 45
  • 46. The “No” Formula I can not / will not …  Because … (reason based on priorities)  However … (options otherwise)  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 46
  • 47. Be Content Phil 4:11-12  11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12 I know both how to be abased, and I  know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 47
  • 48. Time budget February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 48
  • 49. Time Budget Example February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 49
  • 50. Life Work Chart Mission (Lifetime) Teach/Design/Research Vision (5-20 yrs.) Coach Author DM Strategist Designer WiseWorking Publish/ DM Ph.D. Design Ed. Goals (1-5 yrs) Consult. Projects (<1yr.) WiseWorking eMarketer DM Teach. WiseTees Activities • NN eMarketing • PhilaU Pilot • Self-educate • Position / (Today) market • Marketing • Drexel U. PrdDev • Research Services Strategist designs • Publish • Sessions.edu • Build clientele • CSHBC -JCM Getting Things Done, David Allen: http://www.davidco.com 50 February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge
  • 51. What I Do Is Manifest As: Learning Style  Service Areas  Life Narrative  Barriers  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 51
  • 52. Learning Styles February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 52
  • 53. Learning Styles Naturally Gifted, Jones February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 53
  • 54. Meaning & Theory Learning Styles Naturally Gifted, Jones February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 54
  • 55. Solution & Activity Learning Styles Naturally Gifted, Jones February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 55
  • 56. Plan Your Personal Development February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 56
  • 57. Service February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 57
  • 58. Principles of Biblical Servanthood Serve from fullness not emptiness 1. Care for self to care for others 2. Use gift consciously. 3. Be open to move to where He wants us 4. Expect opposition 5. God’s call may be near or far 6. Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 58
  • 59. Places & Settings Physical or mental work Researching or   Implementing Indoor or outdoor work  Focus on details or on  Climate: warm,  whole situation temperate, cold Science or art focus  Single or multi-culture  Lots of interruptions or  Variety & Change: a lot  few interruptions or a little Objective or subjective  Making things or people measure of success  Risk: hi or low Pace: fast or slow   Working alone or in Work & Play: the same   or different groups Likes starting or likes  maintaining (managing) February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 59
  • 60. Purposes Healthcare Telecom   Law Enforcement Malnutrition   World Peace Housing   Finance Helping Disabled   Transportation Spreading Gospel   Government Social Work   Entertainment  Human Rights  Poverty/Hunger  Alternate Energy  ???  Education  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 60
  • 61. Life Narrative February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 61
  • 62. Life Is A Story Ps 90:9 9 For all our days are passed away  in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. Look for positive & cautionary life patterns!!! February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 62
  • 63. Typical Career Choice Pattern Economics drive career choice  Diligence lead to success in choice  Early success leads to responsibility  Life changes lessen energy  Evaluation of original choice based  on life gifts identify mismatches and possible better choices Discover Who You Are, Kise: www.lifekeys.com February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 63
  • 64. Barriers February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 64
  • 65. Barriers Internal External  Skills  Attitude  Education  Self Perception  Time  Health  Money  Personal Discipline  Reputation  Emotional Discipline  Network  Fear / Doubt February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 65
  • 66. Basic Barrier Busters Biblical Self-Talk = Better ATTITUDE,  DISCIPLINE & PERSEVERENCE Training & practice = SKILLS  Volunteering = NETWORK & EXPERIENCE  Diet/Exercise/Thinking = HEALTH  $ & Time Budgeting = TIME & MONEY  Keeping Promises = REPUTATION  February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 66
  • 67. We Can Overcome All Barriers Phil 4:11-12 13 I can do all things through Christ  which strengthened me. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 67
  • 68. Learn to Encourage Yourself 1 Sam 30:6 6 And David was greatly distressed;  for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 68
  • 69. Next Steps Pray & Meditate on these things  Consider multi-week coaching track  Commit to continuing to pursue  God’s impossible dream February 28, 2009 Copyright 2009, Craig A. DeLarge 69