11 February 2021 Valerie Adolff

Smart adults – an approach to maximising your potential

TALENT YOUR WORLD

In the last 15 years I started working with people who showed exceptional qualities and weaknesses and was invited to write down their common domains. I read books by researchers specialising in people intelligence and neuroscience such as Howard Gardner, Gerald Hüther and Mary Elaine Jacobsen to compare the issues discussed with the issues that concern my clients. Since then I am providing tools to empower those who struggle, doubt and are limited by the following feelings or behaviour:

– overlooking setting their intentions
– getting lost in a pile of options
– ignoring their true potential (getting overloaded or bored)
– being too quick or impulsive in making decisions
– adapting to others too easily
– overthinking (to give things too much spin)
– feeling like an imposter
– acting too intuitively
– lacking a solid structure in terms of organisation, time management and priorities
– questioning authorities and appearing oppositional
– placing high demands on themselves and others (perfectionism)
– feeling dissatisfied doing repetitive tasks
– suffer from burn-out due to information overload

How does a learning process TALENT YOUR WORLD unfold?
Using different tools of mindfulness, breathing, body language, NLP and documentation of the steps, the goal is defined by each person.
Each person is different, so each process is individually adapted to each person with their starting point as well as the process they want to reach. The following milestones are indicative, as they have proven to be useful for personal and professional transformation.
The steps, questions that arise and what is to be achieved at each step are described:

1) LEVELS OF PERCEPTION.
Aim: to align mind and body with the experience of grounding.
Questions: How do I perceive myself and what is the difference at each level?

2) SELF-AWARENESS
Aim: to set my intention and focus on what I need to do.
Questions: What area of my life is fully or unsatisfactorily developed?
What is my current challenge, how do I see it and how do others see it?

3) SELF-REGULATION
Aim: to be able to recognise repetitive patterns that stand in my way and to know how to regulate emotional ups and downs.
Questions: What are the blind spots, the patterns I need to stop?
How can I stop reacting to them?

4) ADAPTABILITY TO UNFORESEEN EVENTS AND BACKLASHES
Aim: To know how to let go of attachment to perfection, to focus on the here and now.
Questions: What is the conclusion I draw from what happened, how can I create another emerging future?

5) MANAGEMENT OF NEGATIVE AND RECURRING THOUGHTS
Objective: active listening and non-judgement
Questions: Do I have a tendency to go in circles that lead to no result?
How can I get out of self-criticism and focus on what matters?

6) STRUCTURE
Objective: Organisation, time and discipline
Questions: How can I create my own structure? What do I need for myself?
What qualities do I need to develop?

7) INTUITION and FEAR
Objective: Ease of seeing things don’t mean they are already done – procrastinating
Questions: What are my weaknesses (vulnerabilities) and how can I overcome them?
How does my intuition help me to find the authentic path for me?

8) ATTENTION OUTSIDE
Aim: to recognise that everyone has their own rhythm and needs, empathy and compassion.
Questions: How to be empathic to the needs of others? How does self-compassion and compassion for others influence communication with others?