This is a simple activity that helps reveal your unique strengths.
Step 1: Think of 3-5 people who know you well. Friends, family, loved ones etc.
Step 2: Send them each a short email, asking:
"When have you seen me being my best self?"
A friend introduced me to this exercise last year. I got back some excellent responses, full of clarifying patterns and pleasant surprises.
I bet you'll learn something useful.
Here's an email template.
Modify as you wish.
I read about a reflection exercise today (in an awesome newsletter called The Fire Jar). It involves e-mailing a couple people that know me well and asking:
When have you seen me being my "best self"?
I'm hoping you'll be able to help me with any thoughts that come to mind.
Thanks in advance!