Celebrate What’s Strong!
We humans naturally focus on what’s wrong, like problems and weaknesses, and tend to be less aware of how to build on what’s strong – our strengths. My guidebook will help you shift from wrong to strong, turn your character strengths knowledge into wisdom, and your strengths practice into positive habits.
About The Book
Get ready to put your character strengths into practice! Character strengths are human traits, like Creativity, Perseverance, and Love of Learning, that help ignite what’s best in individuals, families, teams, and organizations.
30 Days of Character Strengths: A Guided Practice to Ignite Your Best is a resource to help you pursue your unique character strengths as pathways to happiness and success. If you seek to elevate what’s best in yourself or others – your children or grandchildren, clients, team members, employees, or students – this deep dive into many facets of character strengths will fuel your journey.
Based in the rigors of science from fields such as positive psychology and neuroscience, the activities in this book will cultivate your knowledge and practice of character strengths. Each activity is preceded by a story and/or compelling research to introduce the activity. It is followed by a reflection question to help you derive meaning from the activity.
At the end of 30 days, in as little as ten minutes daily, your strengths practice will be soaring. You’ll develop a meaningful understanding of your strengths as you turn your knowledge into wisdom and your practice into positive habits. Work independently or work with a trusted friend, colleague, or professional. Use the activities over and over to explore strengths in new situations you face each day, whether reaching for a dream or facing adversity.
Soar higher. Rise up to challenges. Show your true colors. Elevate others. Begin your journey today.
If you’re a leader, manager, coach, consultant, therapist, teacher, parent, grandparent, or someone passionate about bringing out the best in others, this book offers:
- An approach to introducing character strengths work, and
- Activities that apply a lens of strengths to navigating challenges, reaching for dreams, and walking through daily lifeAs your guide, I accompany you every step of the way, weaving together inspiring stories and examples with research distilled from positive psychology, the scientific study of human flourishing.
Discover how your strengths can become pathways to living more authentically, cultivating excellence, and shifting into new possibilities!
“With just the right mix of theory and practice, Jane Anderson has put together an accessible and rigorous strength-based guideline to both success and happiness. Day by day, this book will help you ignite what’s best within you, your work and relationships.”
“To get and to give the most in your life, keep close at hand 30 Days of Character Strengths. It presents important breakthrough discoveries in positive psychology at a much needed time, and in a well articulated, practical manner. Jane Anderson has given us a roadmap for developing new strength- based habits to improve our lives. Don’t just read it…USE it!”
“Ready for transformation? Give yourself the gift of a 30-day strengths practice in Jane Anderson’s book…Jane is a gentle and thorough guide who unlike most practitioners and scholars in positive psychology, digs wide and deep into the character strengths work, uncovering all the nooks and crannies of character strengths practices.
No longer can there be an excuse to not work with your strengths! As with meditation practices, people are quick to see the benefit of character strengths practices but slow to establish a daily practice routine. This book fills that gap. Follow Jane’s lead and your strengths practice will be soaring by the end of the month!”
“30 Days of Character Strengths is an eminently practical book…to help us explore our lives through a lens of strengths…Jane…distills research findings to help us see how our goals, relationships and all sorts of situations in everyday life can benefit from a strengths perspective…”
“In clear, direct, inspiring style Jane Anderson provides a template for positive strength-based behavior change that not only enables any of us to build a more optimistic approach to daily living, she structures for us the opportunity to become our best selves. Research abounds about the value of leading from strengths in order to thrive and to manage difficult moments well. Through her elegant guidance, we are encouraged to elevate those qualities and virtues that bring our best self to the fore when we are in internal conflict, wrestling with difficult others, or conversely creating a happy home or building a dream. This work is for everyone: the manager who seeks to form a more effective team, the parent who wants to flood their home with efficacy and optimism, the adult who is ready for excellence and the young adult who searches for balance and inspiration from within.”