Here’s a weekend all about you. Designed with classes and activities to bring out the best in you, it is a celebration of the power of the individual!
What Is SWOT?
SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity & Tenacity.
Strengths – we all know what we’re good at. Or do we? How many times have we compromised our strengths to fit in? What situations bring out our strengths and can we operate from a position of strength in other areas? Have we ever been called to dig deep to summon up ‘beast mode’? How do we channel it when we do? Change and Leadership takes an inner strength that most are never called to tap in to. ‘The comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.’
Weakness – we’re used to having our weaknesses pointed out to us as flaws and failures and we often declare them ‘before someone else does’. However, knowing that you make a better defender than a striker is a position of strength and is helpful to a manager picking a team and saying ‘I don’t know’ is a real time saver. Being comfortable with knowing that you need assistance in some areas, that you are not an expert in everything means that there are no chinks in your armour and you don’t have to dedicate energy keeping up a pretence.
Opportunity – sometimes in this acronym an ‘A’ is used to stand for adversity. To put it another way, the word ‘altitudo’ in Latin means ‘depth’ AND ‘height’ because it is a matter of perspective. Opportunity often comes in the form of Adversity from a certain perspective and is key to entrepreneurial thinking. Programming your brain to reframe adversities comes when you’ve stopped giving energy and attention to your weaknesses. This is the entrepreneurial mindset – not just in business but society, relationships or just about any area of your life that you choose to make an improvement.
Tenacity – some dogs chase cars but what would they do with it if they ever caught it? It may sound funny but tenacity for tenacity’s sake is a waste of your time and energy. Learn to pick your battles and choose a team that compliments your weaknesses if you are going to be tenacious about completing your task, achieving your goal or manifesting your dream. Not all pain is gain!
The SWOT Team believes that no-one is an island and no-one succeeds alone. We are looking an environment where independent individuals can flourish and can play on or form a team of All-Stars. As Steven R. Covey calls it in his seminal book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People‘; interdependence through independence. Think about any team sport; do all the players play in the same position? Do all the players have the same strengths? No, but are there qualities that they all have in common? YES! They know their SWOT and can all rely on each other to ‘look after their own patch’.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison
We’re all about the fun and we’re big on personal development but having the ‘ah-ha’ moment or uncovering the ‘blocker’ is only half of what personal development is about and you’re selling yourself short if you stop there. Your SWOT team is all about ‘The Final 50’ ©, the final 50% that makes the difference, the extra mile that will differentiate you from the average.
May 4 @ 8:30 pm End: May 6 @ 1:30 pm