Last year, I wrote a long piece or short ebook on leading yourself. Iâ€™m going to roll it out, piece by piece, over the next couple of weeks on my blog. This has never been published before. So here we go. Hereâ€™s the sixth piece:
Know Where Youâ€™re Strong
Know your strengths (take the StrengthFinder2.0 test and study the way youâ€™re wired) and seek to turn your areas of 7 and 8â€™s into 9â€™s and 10â€™s. Mentor others and share what youâ€™ve learned and how you have been shaped throughout your ministry career.
Know Where Youâ€™re Weak
Based off of your gifting and areas of strength, come to know your blindside and areas of weakness. Seek out a mentor to coach and train you and help you grow in your areas of weakness. You wonâ€™t be able to turn an area of 1 or 3 into a 9 or 10, but you can grow to a 3 or 5 and become more competent all around. Knowing your weaknesses also allows you to compensate and surround yourself with others (volunteer and/or paid staff) that can help you accomplish a task, project or run a ministry.