003: All About Achiever with Dr. Dave White

Maximize Your Strengths
Maximize Your Strengths
003: All About Achiever with Dr. Dave White

Today we are talking all about the Strength of Achiever with Dr. Dave White. Dave believes that, as every great athlete has his coach, every workplace warrior would do well to have his, too. Boxers throw more knockouts with an advocate in their corners.

About Dr. Dave White

Dave is a successful life coach, as well as a lead NCAA men’s basketball referee. He’s experienced in making important calls under pressure and helps his clients to get the control, make the calls, manage the pressure, and seize the winning results they want. He inspires the inspired and champions alike!

Dr. Dave’s Top Strength:

  1. Achiever
  2. Woo
  3. Activator
  4. Communication
  5. Ideation

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Alissa Daire Nelson         All About Achiever with Dr. Dave White             

Key Takeaways

  • You lean into your top 10-15 Strengths on a day-to-day basis, but your top 5 are your go-to
  • Biggest qualities of Achievers include having a constant sense of needing to get things done, every day of the week at all times of the day, both at work and at home
  • Pitfalls of those with Achiever include being overly workaholic, getting out of balance, feeling restless and experiencing discontent
  • Achievers need to have goals to thrive!
  • Achievers don’t have to throw goals aside for relationships. Instead, create a goal to “work on this relationship” or “focus on my friend” or “just be present.”

Time-Stamped Show Highlights

  • [4:59] – How Achiever has shown up in Dave’s life

Achiever for me is like a giant Nike commercial: Just do it! I don’t want to just take up space on the planet. I’m not here to just occupy territory. I want to get stuff done!

  • [5:59] – Top qualities of an Achiever

People with Achiever have a lot of drive, they tend to have a lot of energy, they can work long hours, and they like hard work.  They also like to achieve goals and reach targets and measure success.

  • [7:20] – Pitfalls of Achievers

We could all be tempted to make achievement as who we are, instead of something we do.

  • [8:34] – Affirmations for the Achiever

If you have Achiever in your top 5 or top 10 in your profile, try adding “I am enough just how I am and with what I have done already” to your daily affirmations.

  • [10:50] – How Individuals Overuse Achiever

When you get so focused on getting things done, you start to miss the forest for the trees. You start to use relationships you have to get things done, and you miss that relationship.

  • [11:48] – How to Put Achiever to Good Use in Relationships

Achievement isn’t just about doing, and it’s not just about work. It can be used constructively in my personal life. So instead of making checklist of laundry and vacation planning and working in the yard, shift our thinking to make our top goal to listen to your wife or just be with your kids.

  • [14:13] – How to Support Achievers
  • [17:05] – How to Tie Achiever in with Your Other Strengths
  • [18:10] – Underuse of the Achiever Strength

Part of coaching is helping our clients identify where they could use their top Strengths in all areas of their life. If you can do this, maybe you can get some more balance, see more fruitfulness, and get a little more range, a little more space, a little more substance, and a little more joy.

  • [22:50] – Final Thoughts for Achievers

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