510: Lisa Cummings: An Entrepreneur Singing “Here Comes The Fun” Everyday
Today’s guest is a remarkable woman who believes in something profound, and has created a career around that something too.
Something that I buy into wholeheartedly.
She believes that life should be built on finding your key strengths and leading the way with them.
Not focusing on the things that you cant do very well, but finding the super talent that you do naturally well to then blaze a path across the world.
Starting her career as a Sales Executive for Business To Business back in 1998, it appears that the path best trodden for her actually started when moving into staff development.
Like myself she has spent most of her working life, building the strengths of individuals in corporations to make better, higher functioning teams.
Getting people to feel inspired by the working day instead of dreading that ringing sound by the side of the bed.
But what interests me is what personally was driving her back in the day.
As with a career strewn with employment lasting a couple of years at each time, it is clear to me that her ambition, was equally matched with a desire to find her thing too.
And now as a podcaster herself, or as she calls herself the Chief Strengths Sleuth: Host of the “Lead Through Strengths” Podcast: she helps people find and leverage their strengths at work.
Complimenting her workshops, keynote speaking and by performing a role of StrengthsFinder Performance Coach, which as you know is a publication that I have recommended many times on the show she is busier than ever..
So what is it about keynote strengths that lights her up inside and makes her want to build a business around it?
And is the inner talent something that is easy for someone to find themselves, or do they need a coach or mentor to point it out?
And what is the fascination with moonwalking in offices, or leaping dramatically from exploding vans?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, with the one and only Lisa Cummings.
During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with Lisa Cummings such as:
Why is is so important to have more and more fun in your life, especially when you are at work, and how this could be the secret ingredient that brings huge success.
Why she was consciously squashing her number one strength, as deep down she felt that it was somehow wrong to her to display this.
Why it is so important for Lisa to get out every week and meet new people, and why she makes so much effort to do so.
Why it is so backward to focus on your weaknesses, but from childhood to adulthood that is all we seem to do.