This is to expand the DISC component of the DLC University presentations;
Over the past few years I have been adopting a variety of new practices and habits. Mostly good ones. 🙂
One of the ‘new’ things I let into my life is coaching. I have long believed that opportunity is all around us and it is just a matter of being open to it and constantly seeking to learn something from every experience and environment. As such I always felt I was learning lots just ‘being’out in the world.
That said, it seems logical to place oneself in an environment where all the others present are focused not only on learning but sharing in a scheduled and most importantly – structured and moderated way. As such when I was asked by somebody whose opinion I hold in high regard to join an 8 session coaching seminar… I pushed through my initial resistance and decided to embrace the opportunity.
Am I ever glad that I did.
Many interesting thoughts, ideas, and most importantly actions have flowed from this positive decision and subsequent experience.
Over the 6 sessions completed to date with Rich Scott and a small focused group of high achievers from varying backgrounds one of the many useful things we touched on was the DISC assessment. (Rich is awesome, and yes I am giving him plug here, but he is also great at ensuring that the balance of the people in the room are also awesome, which is vital.)
So the DISC personality assessment; Yes it is always fun to learn what color, shape, symbol, etc you ‘are’ and to have a laugh at your own crazy personality quirks. However with the personal 60 minute debrief that accompanied this test and the additional 2 hr focused session on what the DISC means to your own interactions with clients was for me; PURE GOLD!
Understanding yourself is one thing, and being able to get a quick handle on others is valuable too, however being given the tools to tie it all together and learn to bridge the gap between the way you project thoughts and ideas and most importantly the way your clients receive your data is invaluable.
I strongly encourage everybody to not only take this test, but to specifically engage with somebody like Rich in order to have it broken down and explained in a way that gives you new tools to use in your day to day life. Not just with clients, but with every person you interact with each day.
Round up 4-6 other Brokers, Realtors, referral sources, etc. and make it a group event. Learning some new tricks together is always interesting and worthwhile.