- After watching Marcus Buckingham discuss strengths, what do you consider your strengths and when do you feel you are out of your area of strength? Video can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWZTdso2Njs&feature=youtu.be
Another thing that I love about athletic training and that my current position provides is the freedom to create and do things my own way. I have the freedom to create individualized treatment plans, taping techniques, and educational materials as I see fit. This allows me to play to my strengths because I get to decide what medium I want to accomplish these goals. For example, I like to create email blasts and handouts that I deliver to athletes to inform them of specific topics such as injury prevention, nutrition tips, or upcoming events; rather than addressing big groups of people. I feel totally out of my comfort zone when I have to perform in front of big groups of people, so I avoid it as much as possible. I feel more comfortable connecting with people on a one-to-one basis. Having the freedom to do things my own way allows me to play to my strengths because I get to choose what works best for me.