I’ve never thought of myself as fascinating, in fact, far from it! I could barely get my words out without shaking like a leaf and my voice quivered with every expression coming out of my mouth. Yet, I decided to take that little Facebook test. I was in need of a break from my workday and figured it would be entertaining.
I read my results with excitement and wondered how accurate it might be so I forwarded it to two people I trusted would give me the honest truth. I didn’t believe that people would see that way but deep down this was the person I would love to be. My friends responded in minutes that this was a perfect description of me and they agreed with the results. They too took the test, shared their reports and we all agreed the the descriptions were accurate.
If someone had told me that afternoon that my world would change because of Sally Hogshead and Fascinate, I would have never believed them.
But it did and in a really big way.
I am known as The Once Timid Networker and my business is modeled after helping others learn to stand in their own power and be effective in their networking and marketing efforts. These test results helped me become who I am today.
I’ve always been interested in self-improvement. I’ve read books, had coaches and mentors, attended seminars and watched and listened with genuine focused attention. I reasoned, if I could be like “them”, I would be successful like them. The problem is I became less and less like me and I certainly didn’t think I was good enough to be successful on my own. My authenticity became lost as has so many of my clients.
What I’ve learned from Sally Hogshead, the science of Fascination and learning my own Fascination Advantage, is when we are Fascinating is when we are our most authentic version of ourselves. This is also when we are our most successful and bonus- things are even easier.
Last year, I was asked to become part of a team of 10 who were trained on the science of fascination. We learned how to help others find their own Fascination Advantage and how to see it in others. We learned how to be more of ourselves and when we do, we add the most value to any situation. We learned how to help others solve conflicts, how to negotiate and how to network all within our own advantage.
For close to a year our group studied all 7 Fascination Advantages in detail:
- Innovation (formerly Rebellion)- The language of creativity
- Passion- The language of relationships
- Power- The language of confidence
- Prestige- The language of excellence
- Trust- The language of stability
- Mystique- The language of listening
- Alert (formerly Alarm)- The language of details
We learned their ins and outs and how the Primary advantage works with the Secondary advantage as well as the dormant advantage.
This culminated with an in-person, 2 day training with Sally Hogshead (my personal dream for years!), her husband Ed and the entire Fascinate team. It was absolutely incredible and I learned even more. I was also able to meet my training team members in person and we continue to collaborate together.
It is not exaggeration to say that this tool has been pivotal in my personal and business growth and development. I’ve also watched my clients and friends identify and stand in their own power because of their Fascinate results. They’ve become more comfortable and confident in who they are, how they communicate with others and how they go about their business.
I am proud to say that I am now officially an “Advocate” for the Fascinate program! My goal is to assist the world in learning how they Fascinate, add value and can stand in their own power and their own authenticity!
Are you interested in taking the test? Use this free code until July 25th. Earn more, do more, become more. Learn your Fascination Advantage. Click here and enter code BL-Tschmakel and create your user account with your name, password and email address.
And if you are wondering… my Fascination archetype is “The Talent”. Passion is my primary advantage and Prestige is my secondary.
If you’ve taken the test, please post your results below, I’d love to learn more about you!