How Semper Vita helped three people discover their design and find greater joy in volunteering, work and life...
Nicki Contacted Us
One of our first responses to the new Semper Vita website was a request for training. Nicki responded by using the Contact Us form and asking for some help. She was in the middle of a shift from running her own business to volunteering. However, she wanted to find more significant opportunities . Like most people, she had been doing "odd jobs" but hadn't found her volunteering "niche" yet. So, we sat down. She brought her Myers-Briggs and StrengthsFinder results. She also knew some of her Spiritual Gifts. After a discussion we discovered that her type preferences perfectly lined up with her strengths and gifts. What she needed was greater understanding of her wiring, permission to be herself, and a reframing of what volunteering means - for her. We discussed how her interior design business tied in with her strength of harmony and her Spiritual Gift of hospitality. Instead of leading a scattered and separated life, she needed a way to make all the pieces work together. Now Nicki knows that by using her home to lend hospitality and her design expertise to help others create peaceful homes she can live integrated. She desires to use her gifts and offer her talents to bring harmony and beauty to others. Thanks for contacting us Nicki. You're trained and now are ready to volunteer!
Dave Tells His World
Dave knew himself but had no words to explain it to others. Now he's an evangelist! He'll tell anyone who will listen that he's an ENFP but not just a typical extrovert who's the life of the party. No, Dave likes to get to know people a little before he jumps in. He is intuitive, creative and likes options. He completed the Myers-Briggs and StrengthsFinder assessments as part of his job. He liked the idea of learning about his wiring to improve work performance but did not realize how it would help him in every area of his life. His strengths line up with his personality. Now he's telling everyone who'll hear how learning about your preferences and strengths helps you live life to the full.
Susie Achieves Contentment
Susie just completed the StrengthsFinder assessment. She contacted Semper Vita and wanted to understand her wiring better. Her strength of achiever means that she needs to accomplish things. Her strength of learner means that she thrives on studying and increasing her knowledge. As a stay-at-home mom, she is committed to her kids, knowing that this is her most important job. Yet she felt a little under challenged. She felt a little guilty but also sensed there was more. Susie desires to use her strengths to give back to the community too. Now she understands that her need to accomplish and her need to learn are not because she's dissatisfied but is part of her strengths. Now she plans to complete the Myers-Briggs to learn more. Even before understanding the rest of her wiring, she's already found a way to apply her strengths and contribute in a way that suits her. She now volunteers her time to help a local non-profit by researching and using her computer at home. She feels content.
What About You?
Nicki, Dave and Susie are trained and ready to be put to work. Do you understand your wiring? Are you trained? If not, Contact Us and we'll help you discover your personality, strengths and gifts so that you can join Nicki, Dave and Susie and say, "I'm trained, put me to work!"