Why knowing your strengths can change your life for the better

“I don’t know what I’m good at doing.”

Knowing your strengths can lead to a higher level of satisfaction in your career by enabling your ability to grow and succeed. Yet, most people aren’t aware of their strengths, much less how to properly apply them towards advancement. In my course, Discovering Your Strengths, I go over all the ways to finding your strengths and how to use that to your advantage.

I recently met a fellow LinkedIn Learning instructor, Oz du Soleil, and his story is the perfect example of hidden strengths coming to the surface. In the process of relaying data during a performance evaluation, he discovered a talent for Excel spreadsheets. He quickly became an expert in the field and opportunities began to present themselves that led to an entirely new career!

He now teaches this skill to thousands through the LinkedIn Learning platform, started a YouTube channel called “Excel on Fire,” and continues to look for ways to advance his career as an Excel expert. All because his manager thought he was underperforming when in reality, the data was skewed.

Have you ever found a hidden strength unexpectedly? I’d love to hear your story! Please share in the comments below.


Need help discovering your strengths? Learn more about my course, Discovering Your Strengths: DaveCrenshaw.com/Strengths.