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The GenWhy Leaders Podcast

Jun 4, 2019

Episode overview:
On this episode of the GenWhy Leaders Podcast, we’ll hear from entrepreneur Ryan Bennett about the importance of self-awareness. This episode is not simply about learning whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, it’s about knowing your strengths, applying them with your knowledge, and creating habits that allow you to focus and improve upon them.

Listen to Ryan’s journey of becoming more self-aware as he tells about the mentors and systems such as StrenghtFinders and the ARTT method that played a critical role in helping him become who he is today. Previously thinking he wanted to be a CEO of a large corporation, Ryan tells how us how better understanding his strengths has guided him to what he was born to do -- help empower others.

Ryan’s Why:
Empower others to become the best version of themselves by leading, coaching and encouraging them.

ARTT Method:
Ryan tells us about the ARTT method he learned from a mentor. You can learn and understand as much about yourself as you want, but until stress is applied to a situation, people either thrive or crumble. The ARTT method stands for:

  • Aware - aware of what occured in an interaction with another person
  • Reflect - reflect on the conversation, examining your communication and body language, as well as that of the other person
  • Target - identify what you did wrong, or what could have gone better
  • Try - in the next interaction, have a plan or tactics of how you will approach it differently

A personality assessment that allows you to determine and focus on your strengths and what you’re naturally gifted at, rather than trying to improve your weaknesses. There are 34 strengths, and 4 main themes (executor, influence, relationship builder or strategic thinker).

Every strength also has a “balcony” and “basement.” Click here to learn more about StrengthFinders.

Ryan’s top 5 strengths:

  1. Activator
  2. Significance
  3. Self-Assurance
  4. Focus
  5. Achiever

Anchor Habits:
Trying to develop a new habit? Create an anchor or trigger that you are already doing that will cause you to do the new habit you’re trying to create. For example, you always brush your teeth, so make yourself do something before or after brushing your teeth.

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