A Gen-X and a Millennial share the strengths based lens through which they see the world.
In Week 96, Genn and Millie discuss when strengths are in balance and when they are out of balance.
-Think about a time when you were out of balance in your life; a difficult time, a struggle, stress, etc. Which strengths were out of balance? Which helped you get back into balance?
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In Week 95, Genn and Millie continue their discussion of holistic strength definitions. They share stories, concepts, associations, and written definitions, which allow them to take a more holistic approach to their strengths.
-Create a holistic definition of your strengths. Use stories, metaphors, examples, or written words to create a new definition for how your strengths are showing up in their varying facets.
In Week 94, Genn and Millie discuss the concept of "self-confidence". They also challenge each other to think holistically about their Gallup Strengths.
-How do you define "self-confidence" in your own life? How does it show up for you at this moment?
In Week 93, Genn and Millie discuss the Yung Pueblo concept of "hurt as a map". They share the reality of relativity of hurt and trauma and how we can all reframe these experiences through the lens of resiliency.
-How has hurt been a map for you? What do you think of this analogy?
-How have or how can you reframe negative experiences or emotions through a growth/resilience lens?
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In Week 92, Genn and Millie discuss the first few days of 2022. They talk about their end of year/beginning of new year rituals and their 2022 words of the year. They also contemplate the role of feedback.
-How do you celebrate the new year? Do you have any rituals or traditions to close out and/or start a new year?
-What is your word or intention for 2022? How has your word from 2021 fed into your word for 2022...
In Week 91, Genn and Millie reflect on their 2021 Words of the Year. They share joys, challenges, and lessons learned during this past year, and future-cast to 2022.
-How have you changed and grown in this past year?
-What about this past year surprised you?
-How have your strengths influenced your intention for the year?
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In Week 90, Genn and Millie find threads of serendipity between their lives. They share about moments of recognizing important people in their lives and moments of saying 'yes' to the present adventure of life.
-Who have you spoken of in high regard lately? Share that you did so with them.
-What have you said 'yes' to lately? What do you wish you would have said yes to?
-How have these 'yes...
In Week 89, Genn and Millie catch up after a few months. They share about their lives and how they are caring for their whole selves in these new seasons.
-How have you taken care of yourself today?
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In Week 88, Genn and Millie share an episode recorded during some shared windshield time. They debrief the live episode, 87, and discuss the transitions of the podcast and of life.
-How have these Genn and Millie conversations sparked actions or conversations in your life?
-What questions or topics would you like to hear us discuss in future episodes?
In Week 87 host a LIVE episode at the TeamMates Annual Conference! They share about the origin of the podcast and take questions from a live audience.
-Spot the strengths of the people around you.
-Find space for meaningful conversations in your life.
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In Week 86, Genn and Millie discuss the recently released State of the Global Workplace 2021 from Gallup. They talk about what a 'thriving' life looks like and utilize the 'best possible life scale' to reflect and future-cast.
-Download and peruse Gallup's 2021 State of the Global Workplace. It can be accessed by request at https://tinyurl.com/GallupSOGW21
-Respond to the Best Possible Life Scal...
In Week 85, Genn and Millie continue their conversation of 'what do you love' and 'what do you need', intersected with physical space. They share about how their strengths are reflected in the tangible and intangible elements of their current containers and changing containers.
-[TANGIBLE] What do you love in your physical space? What do you need in your physical space? What could you live without ...
In Week 84, Genn and Millie harken back to some of their favorite questions. They share their responses to these questions given their current contexts and life seasons, along with their strengths and generational perspectives.
-Who are you?
-What do you love?
-What do you need?
-What is the best form of recognition for you?
An open letter to Genn and Millie Listeners.
1. What are your Omaha Bucket List items? How can you keep Tess accountable to celebrating?
2. Reflect on the 5 clues to talent using the following reflection questions:
-Yearning (pull or attraction to certain activities): (1) To what kinds of activities are you naturally drawn? (2) If you had an entire week of your calendar open up and couldn’t work on previous commitments, wha...
In Week 82, Genn and Millie do some rapid fire questions, courtesy of Brene Brown, strengths spot themselves, and future-cast.
-Rapid Fire Questions from Brene Brown:
(1) Fill in the blank: vulnerability is ____________ (2) You are called to be very brave, your fear is very real, you can feel it in your throat, what's the very first thing you do? (3) What's something that people often get wrong about you?...
In Week 81, Genn and Millie discuss how strengths learning is a lifelong journey. They share recent revelations they've each had regarding strengths.
-Which themes do you have a bias towards?
-What is a recent revelation you've had about strengths?
In Week 80, Genn and Millie discuss changes and transitions that are occurring. They share about recent events they have experienced in a new way due to COVID-19.
-What are assumptions you have made about how strengths are responding to the virtual space, social distancing, and our changed lives due to COVID-19?
-How will you intentionally aim your strengths in preparation for the transition to a new normal?
In Week 79, Genn and Millie share more about their words of the year for the 2021. They discuss their choices and the ways they aim to keep accountable to their intentions.
-What is your 2021 word or intention of the year? Which of your strengths influences this word the most?
-What does wholeness look like for you? What steps can you make towards recapturing wholeness in your life?
-It is Birthday Month! Shar...
In Week 78, Genn and Millie reflect on the magic they experienced this past year. They also discuss the celebration and change that comes with a new year.
- Where did you see or experience magic in 2020?
-What is one goal, word, or intention you have for 2021?
In Week 77, Genn and Millie discuss the difficult but important work of "aiming" one's strengths. They also reflect on the past year and ponder their words of the year.
- What is going on in your life right now or in the coming week? Where can you intentionally apply your strengths?
-If you could choose your 2020 word of the year again, would you? Have you ever or would you ever repeat a word of the ...
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