The first question Mick encourages his clients to consider every morning is, how am I going to leverage my strengths today? By asking this question, Mick says the "awareness element rises to the level" where clients can talk about how their strengths effect and enhance their lives. Mick also likes to concentrate on the rituals -- or, "the things you do consistently in order to be successful" -- to find a path for strengths to shape his client's lives. Mick finds the four or five rituals that make each person better and asks them to maximize those rituals.
For instance, Mick has a client with Discipline and Focus in his top 5, but he was living in the basement of those strengths. Over the 18 months that he has worked with Mick, this client made those two strengths the center of his life and lost 115 pounds (52 kilos) in the process. Mick has also recently partnered with a lawyer who had no balance in his life. He helped that client hone in on his Strategic and Futuristic strengths. The lawyer lost nearly 50 pounds (22 kilos) and is more present in his life. That client has also introduced strengths to his entire firm. Now, in a challenging legal market, the firm is exceeding expectations because of their enhanced productivity, focus and fulfillment.
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