What is in my backpack

my learings and insights for whats in my backpack

With whats in my backpack we had a lot of new inshigts, Most one i had about myself are in my insght essay's below. For this class we had to buy a book called strengts finder 2.0. this book is about finding out abut your strenghts and how to use them. With the boom you get a code to do a test on their website. In the test yu answer question and them your 5 best stregnts wil pop out. here are mine:

1. Arranger
People who are especially talented in the Arranger theme can organize, but they also have a flexibility that complements this ability. They like to figure out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

People who are especially talented in the Adaptability theme prefer to “go with the flow.” They tend to be “now” people who take things as they come and discover the future one day at a time.
3. Emphaty
People who are especially talented in the Empathy theme can sense the feelings of other people by imagining themselves in others’ lives or others’ situations.
4. Woo
People who are especially talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person
5. Cummunication
People who are especially talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.

About What is in my backpack

this jubject is about my progress. what kind of skills i have.
how i can find new streghst and how i can use the
what kind of insights and reflectings.

I class we have intresting descusions about are behavior, how we can optimize our potential, use our weaknesses and strengts. we also watched motivational video's like this one for example about body language:

We also did the 16 personalities test which showed me some useful inshights.
From the test cam that i was a entertainer

Inshight essay's

Every week we write an assay about our learnings, inshights and reflections.
if u are intrested click below to read on of the essay's.

essay 1

I had some good reflecting insights since I started ibis. The first one was from a keynote speaker, named Paul Ensley. He was saying that every night before he went to bed he would think about his day, what he did, how he did it, what went good and what went wrong. Then he would rate his day, and think about what he could have done to make it a better day. For me this was very useful, because normally I would just think about the things I did wrong and what I should change, but more I a negative way. Like ‘ah Jari you should stop doing this or that’ and then do nothing about it. Paul Ensley way is more focusing on positive things and then what could I have done to make is better. I think that most of the times positive motivation is better then negative motivation.

Another insight I had is that I should visualize my goals more than I already do. My mom taught me to visualize my goals, I do it with soccer before I start a game. For me this works pretty well but I only use it short-term goals. So my insight was that I should also use it on my long-term goals. For me this is hard because I don’t know what my long-term goals are. Or maybe I do but they are vague…

But at the same time the video of Steve Jobs showed me that u don’t know every purpose of what you do at the moment but when u look back u will know why you did it. You can only connect the dots afterwards.

So while I’m writing I’m having another insight! That my long-term goals aren’t goals I want to achieve in 10 years, but more what I want to do this year. So I will be able to visualize what I want.

I think my first goals is to get my ‘propodeuse’ another one is to find a new job were I can cook meals or do lunch. I also want to get better at soccer, and play as a base player in the firs team. last year I almost played al the matches in the first team. But know a lot of new players from other clubs and youth joined the selection and I have a lot more competition..

Last week I got fired, because I drunk a beer while the store was closed but I still was finishing my last tasks... I had worked at landmark for over 2 years, I never had a warning before and I was always getting good results. I really liked my job, and I was planning on working there for a long time. It made me realize that everything I have can be gone in an eye blink. And that I should not take anything for granted.

Essay 2

A new insight a had was that I’m not the only one who doesn’t know what to do in the future, who is afraid to make a wrong mistake which I will regret later. It was really interesting when Florian was reading his essay out loud, and from the reactions I could tell a lot of people were afraid to make mistakes now, which they would regret later. But if I focus on what I maybe will do wrong I will never experience something new. So I should just live in the moment, and enjoy how my decisions work out. Or if they don’t work on that!

I liked watching the video’s about how old fashion our school system still is. I used to get really angry about it, because I had loads of troubles in high school, and I think that a lot would have been different if they way of teaching would change. One of the reasons I actually choose this study is because Rafael told me that the way of learning really worked out for him. We are both a bit similar in the way we learn and how our concentration works. I’m loosing track of the subject what I wanted to say I that I never new this way of learning started at the industrial revolution. It was better for the companies if people would specialize in one thing. They way of learning changed from learning while doing into learning through reading. We kind of lost our self in this revolution and I think the time is there to change this system. I think it is really cool to be part of one of the first studies that is applying another technique.

I try to do the reflecting procedure every night but I have to say that is pretty hard. I totally forgot it in the weekend though. I reflected last week on Monday evening and were I was pretty proud off is that I had that feeling that I was on track with school, and that I was enjoying the most subjects. I played well on Sunday and scored a game-winning goal. What I thought could still go better was my concentration in class, and I’m thinking about start meditating to improve that. Something else is that I was thinking about how much I was drinking, and I found out that I drunk 5 days last week, not a lot (except for Saturday) but still to much. So for this week I’m not drinking in the middays. Its Wednesday now and it is going pretty well.

Another insight I’m having while writing is that it is really hard to start writing but once I’ve started it is easier to think of new things to put one paper. I just have to give myself some time to let my imagination flow. Of course this is harder said then done, but I think I’m getting better at it!

essay 3

I liked it when Hester said that we should really spend that 20 euro’s on the strengths finder test, because with the test we can find out what are talents are now instead of in ten years. From experience I know how important the ability is to tell someone your strengths talents or even weaknesses.

Another insight I had was when nobody wanted to read their essay out loud is that I do think it is a bit scary to tell a lot of people your personal thoughts. I did not wanted to read mine, I guess I wasn’t feeling like it. I do think it is important for everybody to train their public speaking skills, next week I’ll do mine.

The golden ring is inspiring, I knew what I did, and how I did it, but why is a hard question. I don’t know what my purpose is and why I do what I do. After I wrote the sentence above I had to think of my why in class. I found my why for now but, but I when I think longer I believe I got more then one why.

My why:

I can sense people’s feelings and know how to motivate them or make them feel better. I can bring efficiency and arrange it. It makes me feel good to help people and being recognized for the things I do well. For these reasons I can motivate people to bring their best work and do it efficient and motivated. While still have fun with each other.