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?”

What Are Your Gifts?