Blog by Heather Kleinschmidt

Deeply Average: Understanding Your Potential Even If You're 'Only' A Normal Person

17.10.20 12:33 PM By Heather Kleinschmidt - Comment(s)
Deeply Average: Understanding Your Potential Even If You're 'Only' A Normal Person

Note: This is Part 2 in a four-part series on Average Potential. Part 1 unpacks the meaning of "average" and tees up a twist that I argue is a more accurate representation of true averageness.  Click to read Part 1.

What Makes You ― You? Understanding Personality Strengths & Finding Potential In "Average"

12.10.20 06:56 PM By Heather Kleinschmidt - Comment(s)


My extreme traits are what make me special, right?


It's my extremes that make me interesting. That's where my exciting potential lies, because extreme is rare. Right?


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So many conversations I've had about personality assessments have inadvertently pointed back to this idea.


Where very high or very ...

Walking Through Fire: Learning One Subtle Skill To Make It Through The Long-Haul

29.09.20 12:33 PM By Heather Kleinschmidt - Comment(s)
We need to learn how to distinguish between the sources of our fear, pain, and discomfort in order to appropriately recognize what to do about it.

Emotional Rollercoasters: An Interpretive Guide to Reading Your Feelings

24.09.20 08:06 AM By Heather Kleinschmidt - Comment(s)
Emotional Rollercoasters: An Interpretive Guide to Reading Your Feelings
How can you discern between your intuitive intelligence and your shortsighted lizard brain? How do you know when to listen to your feelings, and when to bypass them and continue with your routine?

Meaningful Pain: 3 Quick Tools To Help You Stay On Track When Things Get Hard

20.09.20 05:47 PM By Heather Kleinschmidt - Comment(s)
Meaningful Pain: 3 Quick Tools To Help You Stay On Track When Things Get Hard


Why go through pain, ever?


Exhaustion. Tension. Embarrassment. Uncertainty. Struggle.


Why do any of it?


We each have our own reasons, but ultimately, we go through pain because we believe it’s worth it.

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Just because it’s worth it, though, doesn’t mean it’s not hard.


Below are three quick challenges ...
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