Igniting People at Work and In Life: A Tagline Withstands the Test of Time

Questions for pinpointing your strengths

  • What values were you raised with?
  • What matters most to you?
  • What energizes you?
  • What do you love that represents something larger than yourself?

Ideas for leveraging your strengths

  • Be unapologetic about what you’re good at.
  • Don’t let your weaknesses get all of your attention.
  • Understand that what’s “bigger” than you may be a “mini-cause” like keeping your team safe during an offsite gathering or meeting a deadline so your coworker won’t be late for her kid’s school play. Big doesn’t have to mean momentous.
  • Connect to the meaning of your work. A biotech scientist helps eradicate a deadly disease. A housekeeper in a hotel can find meaning in creating a clean and healthy space for a family on vacation. (Find out why I tell my clients the key to finding meaning is “up and to the right thinking.”)
  • Make sure you’re in the right seat on the bus. Steven Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, reminds us to acknowledge it when we don’t fit comfortably in our “seat” — and that it’s okay to find a new seat, and even a new bus, when necessary.



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Candra Canning

Candra Canning


Candra Canning is the founder of Live Bright Now. She’s been coaching corporate leaders + teams to brighten their performance for 20 years. Candra believes a br