Blogging 201.07b: Goal-Setting: The BigWIG Lecture: Pain #2

Goal-Setting: The BigWIG Lecture

 EDITDavid (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)8 Days Ago

I want to register my pain today. There are actually three. As a pastor, there’s a lot of contemplation on what we call “the calling.” In 1973, I decided that this related to the parable of the talents – Matthew 25. I decided that my calling was to be responsible for the good investment of all that I received … my talents … and absolutely not to bury it in the ground, unused, wasted. My talents, of course, include writing.

#2. My second pain is that, when writing became “too difficult” – I began to make changes in my systems of writing to make writing simpler and easier. I shifted from long form, lots of hard work for little reward projects, to blogging – perhaps TLDR will work for TLDW (“Too long, didn’t write”). I developed a workflow for blogging using templates which should make writing incredibly easy. Here is an example of the QNQS template – Quote, Note (Learner-> Strategy), Question (Application), Sources: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=6012656168774367&set=a.104450252928351¬if_id=1625860828746741…

After simplifying writing to be what I enjoy doing, find very rewarding, and to be as simple as possible, removing all barriers to writing, instead of returning to productivity, I lost all enjoyment and motivation to write anything. While this could be a form of writer’s block, I wonder if I’m dealing with systemic resistance. (Barbara Sher is my go to resource for resistance.) I’m completely stuck.
   
Plus, given my “calling” to do something responsible with what I’ve been given, I’m now feeling responsible to write something beneficial about every single thing I’ve learned. (I have more than 74,000 ideas clipped into Evernote.) This is also overwhelming.




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Becca Syme8 Days Ago

I’m going to pull one of these quotes: “Perhaps writing is my attempt to resolve my own problems … and now being happily married, perhaps I have different problems.”


I do think this is very true. I’m going to make a note for your one-on-one to discuss this, and also, I want you to think about a couple of things as you move through class.


1) Sometimes the purpose of Input/Learner is just to gather. (Ideas, information, etc.) Sometimes, what we’re doing with that gathering is actually fulfilling the purpose of the gathering itself, which is to build that Learner/Input capacity. Speaking as a fellow Connectedness… when the correct idea presents itself, you will not struggle to write it. (More on this in the coaching call, but for now, let me just say:) Sometimes the purpose of the gathering is literally to gather. To prepare for the future. And this is the truth of Input/Learner. Sometimes the purpose of the gathering is to make energy pennies to get us through whatever we need to get through.


2) Start making some notes for your one-on-one about “resolve my own problems.” Think granularly. If all the previous ideating about writing was to solve problems you don’t have anymore, then what are the problems you have now? And how might writing solve those?


Also, do you happen to have your Full34? If you do, please send those to Annette. If not, no worries. Just checking!

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)8 Days Ago EDIT

Thanks. I sent the PDF report that I have.

If anyone else is interested, they are listed here:
https://realitydisciplines.com/2021/06/22/david-kueker-cliftonstrengths-34/

David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

“I seem to move into avoidance when every blessed possible task seems equally pressing.” 
Me, too. Oh, yes.

If only the world would end if I didn’t buckle down to do the work  on a specific task … so that this crisis would motivate me. But as the world won’t end, I find it so easy to drift, procrastinate and avoid. Oh, wow, has the NCIS marathon started yet?

The other form this takes with me is to polish a task for a few minutes, then move to another, and then another, such that I’ve been writing for hours … but nothing got finished.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

I really appreciate how you explained your need for structure and your desire to experience a system that runs smoothly … on cruise control … with a template … a workbook handed to you to run your life on. 


I’ve yearned for the same my whole life.

Jim Collins called this the Flywheel in the book, Good to Great, and I’ve adopted that name for my yearning.

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Mo (Context/Intellection/Discipline/Deliberative/Connectedness | INTJ | Stability)10 Days Ago

Hi David, Oh my God. I missed that in my reading of Good to Great. That is exactly the state I am aspiring to. Thank you for sharing and giving me a concrete conceptual framework. 


Mo (Context/Intellection/Discipline/Deliberative/Connectedness | INTJ | Stability)
9 Days Ago

I just had an epiphany. What I am
essentially desiring is a life operating system and my mission is to essentially
install it into my life – which August Bradley already actually covers in his
Life Operating System course called Pillars, Pipelines and Vaults.

@David, I am re-listening to August Bradley
and his Emergence principle is very similar the flywheel concept.

Exciting stuff. 

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)9 Days Ago EDIT

I am very interested in exactly the same thing … but have never heard of August Bradley, or his Life Operating System course called Pillars, Pipelines and Vaults … thanks for the connection!


David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)
10 Days Ago EDIT

“…but when they finish the book they want to reexamine their lives.” Love how you said this.

I also very much desire to do the same.

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Chautona10 Days Ago

There are days when I work very similarly to how you do here.  I hate those days but I keep telling myself that those little sprints are better than nothing
I don’t always believe me.

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Becca Syme9 Days Ago

Chelsea (and others), if you are dominant in Green (Strategic Thinking) Strengths (Context, Input, Ideation, Intellection, Learner, Futuristic, Analytical, etc.), then it’s common that the first 1k will be “pump-priming.” So let’s make a note to make sure we talk about this in your coaching call.

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Chelsea (Strategic, Individualization, Learner, Achiever, Competition)9 Days Ago

Chautona – I figure progress is progress, but I just want it to flow more quickly, you know?

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Chelsea (Strategic, Individualization, Learner, Achiever, Competition)9 Days Ago

Becca – Definitely noted! Thanks. 

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)9 Days Ago EDIT

Green: 7 out of my top ten are “green” aka Strategic.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

“I also like having time to get invested in and infatuated with the story I’m writing.” 

It’s been a very long time since I’ve loved what I’m writing to the level of a crush, or even affection. You really named it for me.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

Yes, me, too! “There is always another new and shiny thing that I want to focus my time and energy on (thanks a lot Activator, lol), and suddenly I’m rethinking my whole strategy for the 100th time …” I do this a lot.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)9 Days Ago EDIT

“New and shiny syndrome is a familiar siren call. 😉 “


This so very true for me, but backwards. I have a great fear and anxiety about boredom, as if yielding to it will lead to sliding into depression and then drop into the pit of what Becca describes as burnout. Skipping the slide, just dropping right in.

It’s like a fix … relief … but also like medicine. I need me some shiny. To survive.

QUOTE
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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1]

RESOURCES

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Blogging 201.07a: Goal-Setting: The BigWIG Lecture: Pain #1

Goal-Setting: The BigWIG Lecture

 EDITDavid (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)8 Days Ago

I want to register my pain today. There are actually three. As a pastor, there’s a lot of contemplation on what we call “the calling.” In 1973, I decided that this related to the parable of the talents – Matthew 25. I decided that my calling was to be responsible for the good investment of all that I received … my talents … and absolutely not to bury it in the ground, unused, wasted. My talents, of course, include writing.

#1. In 2000 I began a doctor of ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary, and focused on learning about my passion … and poured my life’s work into the dissertation, which I submitted in 2007. So it became important “not to bury it in the ground” aka #1 Learner, #2 Strategic – a recipe to solve a major problem in my denomination. As a way not to bury it, I put it online at https://disciplewalk.com/ and began to add material to it. Most of my major creative work since 2000 has been developing this information, creating the strategy, and then attempting to spread it for wide acceptance through one creative writing project after another. The strategy/topic is my “dip niche” (Seth Godin, The Dip),  what I know better than anyone else in the world. The anxiety of the responsibility to succeed at the adoption of my innovations is overwhelming and the thought of failure is very difficult.
     Around 2011 when I began my relationship with my current wife I began to be unable to work on any major project related to this calling. Projects were planned, often started and … no progress was made. 
     One reason – there is zero affirmation from anyone, particularly my bosses and leaders. (Understandable, as overcoming systemic resistance to change is no easy task … and how to do this is half the material.) The lack of “affirmation pennies” causes me to doubt whether this project is God’s will for my life. I began to wonder a couple of years ago if, in my writing, I could “retire” from this obligation; I haven’t been able to do anything significant in it for years.
I probably “need to quit” and need help to do this.
Plus … is there any closure that I need to do with this material as a part of quitting .. or is that my being drawn back into being a “writeaholic” … 




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Becca Syme8 Days Ago

I’m going to pull one of these quotes: “Perhaps writing is my attempt to resolve my own problems … and now being happily married, perhaps I have different problems.”


I do think this is very true. I’m going to make a note for your one-on-one to discuss this, and also, I want you to think about a couple of things as you move through class.


1) Sometimes the purpose of Input/Learner is just to gather. (Ideas, information, etc.) Sometimes, what we’re doing with that gathering is actually fulfilling the purpose of the gathering itself, which is to build that Learner/Input capacity. Speaking as a fellow Connectedness… when the correct idea presents itself, you will not struggle to write it. (More on this in the coaching call, but for now, let me just say:) Sometimes the purpose of the gathering is literally to gather. To prepare for the future. And this is the truth of Input/Learner. Sometimes the purpose of the gathering is to make energy pennies to get us through whatever we need to get through.


2) Start making some notes for your one-on-one about “resolve my own problems.” Think granularly. If all the previous ideating about writing was to solve problems you don’t have anymore, then what are the problems you have now? And how might writing solve those?


Also, do you happen to have your Full34? If you do, please send those to Annette. If not, no worries. Just checking!

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)8 Days Ago EDIT

Thanks. I sent the PDF report that I have.

If anyone else is interested, they are listed here:
https://realitydisciplines.com/2021/06/22/david-kueker-cliftonstrengths-34/

David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

“I seem to move into avoidance when every blessed possible task seems equally pressing.” 
Me, too. Oh, yes.

If only the world would end if I didn’t buckle down to do the work  on a specific task … so that this crisis would motivate me. But as the world won’t end, I find it so easy to drift, procrastinate and avoid. Oh, wow, has the NCIS marathon started yet?

The other form this takes with me is to polish a task for a few minutes, then move to another, and then another, such that I’ve been writing for hours … but nothing got finished.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

I really appreciate how you explained your need for structure and your desire to experience a system that runs smoothly … on cruise control … with a template … a workbook handed to you to run your life on. 


I’ve yearned for the same my whole life.

Jim Collins called this the Flywheel in the book, Good to Great, and I’ve adopted that name for my yearning.

Mo (Context/Intellection/Discipline/Deliberative/Connectedness | INTJ | Stability)10 Days Ago

Hi David, Oh my God. I missed that in my reading of Good to Great. That is exactly the state I am aspiring to. Thank you for sharing and giving me a concrete conceptual framework. 


Mo (Context/Intellection/Discipline/Deliberative/Connectedness | INTJ | Stability)
9 Days Ago

I just had an epiphany. What I am
essentially desiring is a life operating system and my mission is to essentially
install it into my life – which August Bradley already actually covers in his
Life Operating System course called Pillars, Pipelines and Vaults.

@David, I am re-listening to August Bradley
and his Emergence principle is very similar the flywheel concept.

Exciting stuff. 

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)9 Days Ago EDIT

I am very interested in exactly the same thing … but have never heard of August Bradley, or his Life Operating System course called Pillars, Pipelines and Vaults … thanks for the connection!


David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)
10 Days Ago EDIT

“…but when they finish the book they want to reexamine their lives.” Love how you said this.

I also very much desire to do the same.

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Chautona10 Days Ago

There are days when I work very similarly to how you do here.  I hate those days but I keep telling myself that those little sprints are better than nothing
I don’t always believe me.

2019 04 05 19.29.53

Becca Syme9 Days Ago

Chelsea (and others), if you are dominant in Green (Strategic Thinking) Strengths (Context, Input, Ideation, Intellection, Learner, Futuristic, Analytical, etc.), then it’s common that the first 1k will be “pump-priming.” So let’s make a note to make sure we talk about this in your coaching call.

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Chelsea (Strategic, Individualization, Learner, Achiever, Competition)9 Days Ago

Chautona – I figure progress is progress, but I just want it to flow more quickly, you know?

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Chelsea (Strategic, Individualization, Learner, Achiever, Competition)9 Days Ago

Becca – Definitely noted! Thanks. 

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)9 Days Ago EDIT

Green: 7 out of my top ten are “green” aka Strategic.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

“I also like having time to get invested in and infatuated with the story I’m writing.” 

It’s been a very long time since I’ve loved what I’m writing to the level of a crush, or even affection. You really named it for me.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)10 Days Ago EDIT

Yes, me, too! “There is always another new and shiny thing that I want to focus my time and energy on (thanks a lot Activator, lol), and suddenly I’m rethinking my whole strategy for the 100th time …” I do this a lot.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)9 Days Ago EDIT

“New and shiny syndrome is a familiar siren call. 😉 “


This so very true for me, but backwards. I have a great fear and anxiety about boredom, as if yielding to it will lead to sliding into depression and then drop into the pit of what Becca describes as burnout. Skipping the slide, just dropping right in.

It’s like a fix … relief … but also like medicine. I need me some shiny. To survive.

QUOTE
[1]

NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1]

RESOURCES

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Blogging 201.05: Assessment Lecture Discussion – How to Interpret Your Results (ODAT)

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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1]

RESOURCES

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Blogging 201.04: Assessment Lecture Discussion – How to Interpret Your Results (Jungian)


 EDITDavid (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)12 Days Ago

ENFJ – the classic type for my profession.

In previous testing I’ve always been an extremely strong T … this time I’m an comparatively strong F. In previous years I’ve not found it difficult at all to speak my mind, gently disagreeing with people at great length, explaining rather than listening, not listening much, moving into high conflict work settings and reorganizing them for smooth “flywheel” flow, and fascinated with new ideas. Innovator/entrepreneur/CEO type. Lecture/teacher.

I’ve always had to try to appear more “F” than I am. Fake it till you make it, perhaps … and now I am “F”. Last night I experienced this as somewhat of a loss of my younger identity … while coming to agree that it feels like the truth now.

Wondering if this would be due to a variety of factors … a hellacious year during COVID, upcoming retirement, concern over health issues, stress, and some emotional trials and tribulations. Perhaps this has caused my emotional self to step up and deal with my stress.

The DISC seems to agree … “I” – where did all these emotions come from?

Connection to writing: while I have written 5 novels, most of my writing and teaching is Learner/Strategic – helpful pieces of nonfiction to solve problems in the lives of readers. A variety of book length projects, but it also easily lends itself to blogging (TLDR/TLDW)

So I’m buckling my seat belt – this will be quite a ride of discovery.

(I should say that I am very familiar with the Jungian types, loved and used them for decades.)

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Becca Syme11 Days Ago

If it helps at all, it’s quite common for very high Strategic to test as “Feeling” on the Jungian scales because of the higher preference for jumping into things before there’s enough data to “prove” that the jumping in will work. Especially Learner/Strategic. Jump in now, figure things out as we go. That’s sort of a common Lea/Strat team. So if that’s what the Jung is picking up (the intuition of the Strategic, and the “everything’s connected” of Connectedness), then I would say, it might not be as much about “emotion” as it is about a level of capacity for feeling your way through things. With the Jung letters, it can be harder to tell, so I always look to Strengths for that answer. If it helps at all, we’re going to talk about a metaphor in a couple of lectures that I think will be really helpful for this (the snow globe). So let’s make some notes here, and then see how you feel in a few days, about those letters.


(Also, I’m high F and low Empathy. Lots of green, thinking Strengths, but definitely not a T in the Jung because I rarely need to objectively understand before I do things. Hence my constant, “wait and see” attitude. lol. Hopefully that helps!)

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)11 Days Ago EDIT

My wife is an extreme “F” so we had quite a giggle last night about my “coming over to the dark side.” Since our relationship began 10 years ago, we’ve often laughed about how I started “having feelings” once she came into my life. (Most typically, imagining throwing large pieces of furniture through large windows. Just in my imagination.) So it was great to let her know that I had apparently finally surrendered and become “tenderized.”

As the class continues, I guess I’ll develop a deeper understanding of how F relates to Learner/Strategic, and other nuances of the CS. For now it’s enough to allow me to accept that all the feelings I’ve been struggling with might be legitimate (reflecting the protests of my real self) rather than interference with my achieving my goals.

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David (Learner, Strategic, Individualization, Input, Connectedness/ENFJ/I)11 Days Ago EDIT

My oldest son was the valedictorian of his high school class – and an  extremely strong S, T and J. (He’s now an investment banker.)

N can have a lot to do with big picture ideas and meaning. Symbols, metaphor, meaningful imagery. My son was literally unable to write a poem to pass his English class. He had to have his best friend to write one for him.

Just a story, of course. But it’s helped me with these preferences.

QUOTE
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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1]

RESOURCES

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Blogging 201.03: Orientation and Goals

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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1]

RESOURCES

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Blogging 201.02 David Kueker CliftonStrengths 34

QUOTE I took the CliftonStrengths test on 7/1/2019. Would you wish me to retake it? It would save a little bit of cost which could benefit you. Why not? My impression is that the results would not change in only 2 years.
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My 34:
[1]

NOTE

You lead with Strategic Thinking CliftonStrengths themes.
(Exceptions in parentheses up to #13)
Full documentation:
David Kueker CliftonStrengths 34 Results content
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ij3Gtegd5AwmwXQm51pqdasKgh4ChUIB/view?usp=sharing

  1. Learner
  2. Strategic
  3. Individualization (RB)
  4. Input
  5. Connectedness (RB)
    .
  6. Self-Assurance (Inf)
  7. Ideation
  8. Futuristic
  9. Intellection
  10. Analytical
    .
  11. Responsibility (Exe)
  12. Achiever (Exe)
  13. Arranger (Exe)
    .
  14. Woo
  15. Significance
  16. Positivity
  17. Focus
  18. Includer
  19. Communication
  20. Maximizer
  21. Command
  22. Developer
  23. Activator
  24. Belief
  25. Relator
  26. Competition
  27. Discipline
  28. Restorative
  29. Harmony
  30. Adaptability
  31. Empathy
  32. Context
  33. Deliberative
  34. Consistency

STRENGTHEN NAVIGATE
You lead with Strategic
Thinking CliftonStrengths
themes.

EXECUTING themes help you make things happen.
INFLUENCING themes help you take charge, speak up and make sure others are heard.
RELATIONSHIP BUILDING themes help you build strong relationships that hold a team together.

STRATEGIC THINKING themes help you absorb and analyze information that informs better decisions. (7 out of top ten)

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
[1] CliftonStrengths Trademark, content; Copyright © 2018 Gallup, Inc
Test results are for DAVID KUEKER | 07-01-2019

RESOURCES

CliftonStrengths:

Primary resource link: The CliftonStrengths Assessment by Gallup, Inc.
https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/252137/home.aspx

Donald O. Clifton; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_O._Clifton

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Blogging 201.01 – Self Introductions

1. Your name and preferred pronoun:
Dave Kueker – last name pronounced “KEY-ker” – he/his
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2. What genre(s) and/or medium you write:
Everything in life phases – literally – but now pretty much reporting (non-fiction) scattered over 5 blogs – Input (4) >>> Learner (1) >>> Strategy (2).
ENTP/J = scattered all over the place, wanting to bring order into chaos for smooth running systems and best for all concerned.
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3. Whether you write full-time or part-time or as a hobby, or if you’re not a writer at all (and welcome to the non-writers as well! Better-faster applies to everyone.)
As a  United Methodist pastor for 41 years with 10 years of graduate school, I write and process all kinds of information all the time as a means to communicate in all the facets of my work.
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4. Why you took this class and what you hope to get out of it.
I want to discern the role of writing in my retirement in a few years. And what sort of retirement as a writer. Dump striving, ambition, ego/pride/greed and the shoulds, keep what is fulfilling and fun, understood in the context of my CliftonStrengths 34 and my calling (how God made me). Over the years I’ve accumulated over 2 million words of garbage mostly spread over five blogs which lacks focus and is a godawful mess. It’s like kudzu. With the focus from this class, I hope to refocus on what is of value to me for the rest of my life … including possibly quitting altogether and just rereading every book I’ve ever loved.
I regret being an example, perhaps, of everything NOT to do in building a writing career, but my need to clarify 50+ years of writing life fits very perfectly with the themes of what I need to quit, burnout, writer’s block, etc., which Becca writes about.
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5. What do you want to have accomplished by this time next year?
See #4. I want to understand what is needed to fulfill my identity (tasks, lists, closure), and the genre of writing will bring great pleasure to me for the remainder of my life.
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And then something cool or funny or funky about you. Could be anything. Surprise me. J
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I’LL STAY WITH YOU July 1996 by Dave Kueker A Song for Weddings – (tune for verses: Abide with Me)

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DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
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Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

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NOTE

MY STRATEGY: (Application)

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCES – Footnotes:
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RESOURCES

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Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

RESOURCES

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