I think it’s really important to know how you work. ⠀

Sara Cummins Photography

Not every person is made the same, especially when it comes to productivity, focusing, group work, and completing tasks. ⠀ ⠀ It’s also important to know what you NEED in the work place in order to be successful. ⠀ ⠀ Knowing myself, I know that I specially need a few things: ⠀ ⠀ • When given a task I need to know what the end result looks like and exactly what is expected of me. ⠀ ⠀ • When given criticism I need a calm interaction, and examples of how I can improve. ⠀ ⠀ • When leading, I am better with one-on-one interaction, rather than directing a larger group. ⠀ ⠀ I can go into the bubble and focus in pretty much any environment at any time (which I personally think is my super power). ⠀ ⠀ I HATE doing ANY task half-ass. ⠀ ⠀ I can work with others and be a team player, but I thrive on tasks and an environment when I am responsible for my own work and the outcomes. This I think weighs heavily on my gymnastics background. ⠀ ⠀ That’s just me though, and I’ve taken specific interest in learning how I can make myself thrive in a professional environment. ⠀ ⠀ Not everyone works the same way I do, and plenty of people have a LOT of other strengths that I could never obtain. ⠀ ⠀ It all starts with finding out what those are. ⠀ ⠀ This week try being very conscious about where you naturally thrive in a work environment, and try to find where your genius zone is. ⠀ ⠀ I genuinely believe that being successful in your career starts with choosing a path that is going to be a natural fit with your personality and work ethic. ⠀ ⠀ I would really love to hear from you on this topic, what do you think about all this? Do you think we can just force different skills or do you think there’s a “flow” or a “genius” state that everyone has? What’s yours? Share in the comments below!

Photo Credit: @saracumminsphotography