We purchased a new home recently and it is funny, we are doing so much work to it. We are changing the style to be us really. I am happy with many of the changes but it is a lot of work. The last time we bought a home, we painted everything within a few days and I said I would never do that again. Yet here I am painting away.
It is funny how we each perceive work. As you know I did the strengths finder and I really do believe that explains a lot. For me, I need a checklist. I need to make sure that everything is in perfect working order and then I achieve it. It can take me extra time when doing something because I want it done right the first time. I want it to be at its best and when it is not, I get very frustrated.
Others just want to get as much done as possible so they can move on to the next project figuring that if something isn’t perfect, they will either come back to it or it is okay to have some imperfection. Others just want to make other people happy so they don’t care about the work itself, as long as the person is happy in the end with it.
I do believe that knowing these things is powerful. It helps to know that an achiever may take a little extra time to get there but it will be done right (that has to do with my individualization too, I like to get to know a person). Where someone else who cares more about other things may do it fast but their success may be in a different area. It helps to build a strong team based on strengths. You give those who are stronger in certain areas the tasks that will make them thrive and the whole team will work well together.
Well enough with my thoughts of the day. Back to work, I must go. Here’s a teaser of what we have accomplished thus far.
Sending All My Love!
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