Once you look to the essential qualities of the Essential Motivator™ pattern—Core Needs, Core Values, Talents and Behaviors—you can find some clues to remind yourself of your talents. Usually, if we can find a way to use our talents, they will scratch the itch that our core needs create. Let’s look at the talent words for Theorist:
- Mobilizer or Director
- Inventor or Designer
- Theorizing Strategist
- Systems Thinker
Skills (I changed these to gerunds to indicate activities):
- Differential Thinking
I had been doing more of the Inventor or Designer roles for InterStrength work and engaging Analyzing, but mostly overusing it. And with this crisis and massive changes, how could I really Strategize? What I did not do was Marshaling, especially Marshaling my own energy. And I did not take the role of Mobilizer or Director with myself! Once I made that shift, I found many more ways to energize myself and stick to the healthier eating practices that I had abandoned.