I enrolled in Marie Forleo’s BSchool. It was/is a marvelous, ridiculous, hella hard experience, but worth every moment. EVERY MOMENT.
One of the exercises was to ask 25 people to describe what your gifts are. TWENTY-FIVE! I set up a SurveyMonkey and sent out 25 terrifying emails asking for three words that describe me/my gifts. These 3 words didn’t have to be ‘positive’ or ‘nice.’ They had to be authentic and accurate. I took the top 5 words and let them inform my decisions as I worked through BSchool.
The response wasn’t 100%, but the answers were amazing, authentic, and breath-taking. I couldn’t believe some of the responses that were given. It brought me to tears. AND to top it all off – 5 people responded in under 10 minutes. People were chomping at the bit to tell me what they thought of me. It was a liberating experience. It brought me up – even higher – than I already was. Setting a benchmark that I wasn’t even aware of for self-awareness and self-love.
I challenge you to do the same. You can even start with 5 people, ask – “What are my gifts?”