Where do your talents take you?


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I’ve been thinking a lot about talent lately.

  • It may have something to do with the course I just taught where all the participants utilized the StrengthFinder 2.0 assessment tool to find out where their talents are.
  • Perhaps it is the reinforcement I found to the same concept in a small paragraph on pg 53 of Debbie Mrzek’s The Field Guide To Sales.
  • Also,  I have been working on ensuring that everything I do comes back to my talent themes in my own life and work.

 Ok it has everything to do with these things.

 

I’ve decided I want to live a life where I wake up in the morning excited to do whatever it is the day brings in work and outside of it. That doesn’t mean there aren’t tasks and activities I’ll stop doing because “I don’t feel like it”. It doesn’t mean I will accept “incompetence” in myself – rather I will either bring myself up to the required base line of competence OR figure out another way to get to the end result (like the whole website thing… I’m never going to be great at creating either a design or the functionality I want. Instead of sitting here kicking myself – I’m hiring two fantastic women to do it for me: one for the graphics and the other for the functionality).

 

As I read that last paragraph it sounds all Zen and mystic. It’s not very real world tips & tricks that I typically put in my posts. Can’t have that!

 

This week I am going to challenge you (and myself) to STOP doing something inefficient or ineffective. It may be a process, a prospect, a task – don’t do it for ONE WHOLE WEEK and see if anyone notices. Yup, that is it. One thing that isn’t working, stop doing it.

 

Good Luck! It is going to take more effort than you think to discard one thing. Don’t give up though, think how awesome it will feel after the week is over (like the sun coming out on a cold winter day – it may not be summer, but for one moment your mind is tricked into remembering being on the beach with your toes in the sand).

 

What are you going to stop doing? Register, log in, and let us know.

 

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