One of the most reliable ways I know to boost your ability to be well, do good and enjoy the ride is to amp up a coaching tool called “bag it, barter it, or better it” by mixing it with your VIA signature strengths.

When you’re facing a task or situation that drains your energy, you can choose to:

Adding your VIA signature strengths with intention and creativity is like adding renewable super fuel to the “better it” approach.

I’ve waxed poetic about the Values in Action Survey of Character Strengths here and here and here.

Short version: The VIA is a tool that helps you discover the ways of being in the world that come most naturally to you, therefore energizing you when you actually show up that way and also notice that you’re using your strengths.

Based on nearly two decades of research, it provides a common language with which to understand and talk about character strengths that are valued across cultures throughout recorded history.

While each of us has between four and six VIA signature strengths, we can access and appreciate all 24 VIA strengths.

The ability to appreciate all VIA strengths is key, especially in when we use character strengths as super fuel to better (when better is a verb) tasks and situations that would otherwise sap our energy and well-being.

When you intentionally and creatively add your VIA signature strengths to the “better it” tool, you might find yourself working with the presenter to make future trainings more interactive, stepping out as a social justice leader in a new way, or even feeling energized as you appreciate the excellence that got the guys in green to the big game.

And singing that fight song with gusto during the Super Bowl.

Ready to start bettering even better by leveraging your signature strengths?
I can help. Schedule a complimentary
consultation and we’ll talk about how.

image: Pixabay; used with permission

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