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Need an Upper? March 1, 2010

Filed under: © Jen Antila and Jen the Catalyst, 2010 to present. — Jen Antila @ 4:12 pm

The best $20 I ever spent!

Thanks to my friend Sheila, who recommended this to me, a couple of years ago I bought this book:

I’ll be honest, after the book arrived, it sat around collecting dust as I contemplated my next move.  I finally “rediscovered” it on a cleaning jag one day and had some time to kill, so I logged into the online Strengths Finder test and completed it.

What came next was a big gift.  The test results spit out a report telling me the top 5 things I’m good at, suggested uses of my talents, descriptions of how I operate best that I could totally relate to!  It was so reaffirming and a very positive experience.

Over the past couple years, I’ve pulled the book out often.  My book has stickers representing my 5 strengths affixed to the front cover, so I needn’t rely on my memory to refer to them at a moment’s notice.  My strengths have become a central theme in my work with my coach, and a beacon for me as I strike out on my own and find my niche- the perfect work that utilizes my strengths to the fullest!

If you’re looking for a cheap upper that may just give your glasses a new sheen with which to look out into your world, I highly recommend getting in touch with what you’re AWESOME at!  You may just find yourself using them more often and reaping the rewards that come from those positive experiences!

And, if you take me up on this challenge— please let me know what your strengths are (add a comment or send me an email)- I’d love to compare notes and I’m looking for some opposite-strength partners right now!


2 Responses to “Need an Upper?”

  1. Jill Says:


    How can we help each other? 🙂

    • jennwoo2 Says:

      I would love to use your knowledge to spark some of the emerging ideas I’m having!!!

      I also want to hear more about the baby boy I’ve seen on Facebook!

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