Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Virtual Gym Workouts - Get Stronger As a Person

Personal strengths are behavior patterns that help you strive against adversity to do the hard things in life and work. Some examples...

Self-awareness - Honesty - Vision - Proactivity
Self-development - Integrity - Intuition - Initiative
Self-confidence - Trust - Optimism - Effort

That's a dozen personal strengths. In ProStar Coach you can work on any of these - and more than two dozen more.

People skills are behavior patterns, too -- for interacting effectively in relationships. Some examples...

Listening - Giving encouragement - Giving positive feedback - Giving constructive feedback
Giving feedforward - Guiding learning - Stimulating thinking - Coaching for accountability
Receiving feedback - Engaging in dialogue - Resolving conflicts - Encouraging ideas

That's a dozen people skills. In ProStar Coach you can work on any of these - and more than a dozen more.

You make a muscle stronger by repeatedly exercising it. You can exercise it with physical labor in the world, or you can do specific, repeated exercises in a gym.

You make a behavior pattern stronger by repeatedly exercising the behaviors in the world. Or you can get coaching to do exercises in ProStar Coach, an online virtual gym and coaching system for working on personal strengths and people skills.

A gym is a place where you use exercise resources and coaching to get stronger. A physical fitness gym is for building physical strengths for physical strength and health.

ProStar Coach is a virtual gym for exercising personal strengths to get stronger as a person to deal with the challenges of work and life, whether you're a small business owner, a parent, a manager, a student, or an individual who wants more success.

Are you the kind of person who wants to get stronger? Are you the kind of person who's willing to do the work?

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2012. Building Personal Strength . (Permission to use photo purchased from istockphoto.com)

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