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Please do this exercise and once you have completed it I wanted you
to write a 1-2 page paper with what you learned from this exercise and
how you will be applying this in your future goals.
Fold a piece of paper in half (like a hotdog bun)
the paper folded write 5 of you strongest skill sets or strengths.
(i.e. organization, emotional intelligence, leadership, public speaking,
Turn the paper over. Now write 5
of your passions. If you didn’t have to work what makes your heart sing?
(Travel, cook, photography, family, reading, etc.)
the page back over only to the skills list. Draw a line under the
skills and now list 3 to 5 people who know that these are your
Turn the page over to only your passions
list. Draw a line under your passions and now list 3 to 5 people who
know that these are your passions.
Now open the paper up so you can see both sides/lists. Circle any names of people that are on the same list.
Now take some time to reflect on your skillets, your passions, and your networks.
everyone on your lists are the same consider expanding and diversifying
your networks. How will you grow if these groups are all the same?
no one on your lists match consider how your networks make intersect.
We may need to network within our networks to connect our passions and
skillets. Ask curious questions to yourself like what about my passions
have I not shared with people in my strengths network?
If you have there is a good mix of people on your list then consider adding people to your list on both sides. Stretch yourself.
In a Word document take one page to summarize your results from this exercise.