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Reaching Your Full Potential

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Reaching Your Full Potential

  1. 1. Reaching Your Full Potential Catherine Trevor-Roberts chtrevorroberts@me.com 404.372.3665
  2. 2. ‘Natural progression’ started with understanding what one values and wants to dedicate their life too.
  3. 3. “You have to know who you are to grow your potential. But you have to grow in order to know who you are.” John C. Maxwell Author of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  4. 4. Purpose and Potential Purpose Ambition, Aspiration, Intention, Plan, Goal, Objective (Oxfords American Writer’s Thesaurus) What are you passionate about? Potential Capacity, Capability, Possibility (Oxfords American Writer’s Thesaurus) Having the courage to start working towards living one’s purpose.
  5. 5. My Purpose or Motto: Love when it is hardest to Love. Help people learn to help themselves. What is your purpose or motto? Have the difficult conversations.
  6. 6. Steps to finding your purpose and reaching your full potential 1. Self Awareness 2. Learn to be a Learner 3. Be an active Listener 4. Find Mentors 5. Action 6. Persistence and Perseverance in the face of obstacles
  7. 7. Self-Awareness The key to finding your purpose, what you are most passionate about, is knowing yourself. What do you value the most? What are not willing to give up? What do you want present in your life? Why do you think it is so important to know yourself? What does it mean to know yourself? How can you get to know yourself better? How do you figure out what you value most? Adapted from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell.
  8. 8. Exercise… Pen & Paper Out! 1. Do you like what you are doing, what you are studying now? 2. What would you like to do? 3. Can you do what you would like to do? 1. Difference between what you want and what you are good at. 2. What drives you or makes you feel fulfilled? 3. What is most important to you? What do you value the most? 4. Why do you want to do what you would like to do? 5. What steps, (daily, weekly, monthly) do you need to take so you are able to do what you want to do? Adapted from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell.
  9. 9. Let’s Dig Deeper! 1. What is your biggest asset? 2. What is your biggest liability? 3. What makes you most happy? 4. What brings you down, makes you sad or depressed? 5. What is your most useful emotion? 6. What is your least useful emotion? 7. What is my best habit? 8. What is my worst habit? 9. What do you enjoy doing the most? 10. What do you value most highly? Adapted from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell.
  10. 10. Constant Learning  Learning is an attitude.  Be willing to explore and evaluate everything you learn… even the obvious.  Learn how to ask good questions.  You will never know everything! Always act and think like you are a beginner, ask a lot of questions, and it’s amazing what you will learn!  Thinking and analyzing are skills, skills that need to constantly be exercised!  Think you have the answer… dig deeper!  “If a person will begin with certainties, he will end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end in certainties.” – Sir Francis Bacon  Reaching your full potential involves having difficult conversations with yourself and pushing yourself to go further. Adapted from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell.
  11. 11. Be an Active Listener Listening goes hand in hand with learning. Millennials are labeled as not being good listeners. Just want to learn what they want to learn. Not willing to listen to the wisdom of the past. You never know what you are missing when you don’t listen.
  12. 12. Find a Mentor The best way to be come better at what you want to do is to find people who are already doing it and model your behavior after them. Books 1x1- Informational Interviews, Mentorships, Coaching, Teachers, etc Surround yourself with people who are thinkers and learners, likeminded individuals. Adapted from The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell.
  13. 13. “You will never maximize your potential in any area without coaching. It is impossible. You may be good. You may be even better then everyone else. But without outside input you will never be as good as you could be. We all do better when somebody is watching and evaluating… Self-evaluation is helpful, but evaluation from someone else is essential.” Andy Stanley Author of The Next Generation Leader
  14. 14. Action It is one thing to find your passion, it is another thing to pursuing it. “Its our choices,… that show what we truly are far more then our abilities.” Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling) What can you do every day to either work towards your purpose or live your purpose? Action= Living your potential Do NOT be afraid to fail.
  15. 15. How did I put these into action? Love when it is hardest to Love. Help people learn to help themselves. Have the difficult conversations.
  16. 16. Persistence & Perseverance None of this is easy. Reaching your full potential can sometimes be the least “sexy” activity that you can find… Yet it is the most fulfilling. Daily Steps Be aware, alert and open minded Success does not come over night. There is no such thing as an overnight success.
  17. 17. In Summary 1. Self Awareness 2. Learn to be a Learner 3. Be an active Listener 4. Find Mentors 5. Action 6. Persistence and Perseverance in the face of obstacles
  18. 18. “The greatest gift you can give to someone is your own personal development.” Jim Rohn Personal Growth Teacher, Writer and Mentor

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