Ressources for empower yourself

Getting started and explore your strengths ...

  1. Take a strengths test
  • Use the code in the StrengthsFinder 2.0 book and fill out the online test.
  • take the VIA Strengths Survey at or (VIA Me Profil Report)

2. Explore and understand – read description of strenghts, collect examples from your everyday life and create your own strength picture with your story …

Develop your strengths ...

  • Brainstorm and select
  • Make a development plan
  • Write your own users manual
  • Additional material to download
Strengths development.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 2.6 MB


  • Use a Bullet Journal to write down your reflections, successes and goals and plan your time
  • Find an accountability partner
  • Create complimentary partnerships
  • Follow up – with people from the hackathon
  • Use the WOOP method by Prof. Gabriele Oettingen (NYU and University of Hamburg) to boost your action plans

Dive further into positive psychology with ...

Shawn Achor

  • The happy secret to better work
  • Book: The happiness advantage

Tal-Ben Shahar, Harvard

  • Book: Happier
  • His Harvard lectures on positive psychology are available on YouTube

Meditate on gratitude and compassion, especially self-compassion

Self-compassion (MSC) – Kristin Neff

  • TEDx: The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion
  • Book: Self-Compassion

Learn about mindfulness, e.g. with the InsightTimer App and/or Jon Kabat-Zinn’s books and MBSR exercises.


Apply mindfulness to recognize and cherish successful moments