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STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR WEAKNESSES. LEVERAGE YOUR STRENGTHS

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Would you like to reach your true potential? Then do something that may sound counterproductive. Stop worrying about your weaknesses. Although it is foolish to try to improve your weakness you have been told the opposite since you were in grade school. Even if you attempt correct your weaknesses you will never be fully satisfied, and you will be in a constant state of stress. But isn’t that what many of us try to do?   When your child comes home from school with his or her report card and it shows, for example, an A in math, B’s in history and science, and a C in English, what is your response?

That’s right. Most people will talk to their child about raising the grade in English. But what if your child might have a real talent in math? He or she might become a great math genius. But it might never be realized because time was spent dwelling on weakness rather than leveraging strengths.

To put it another way, we have talents and non-talents. We can create strengths by leveraging our talents. When we spend time doing this, we are insuring our success and we are relaxed and enjoy what we are doing. We create our weaknesses by depending on non-talents. Here is an example.

Let’s say that you have a non-talent for writing reports, attention to detail, and perfection. You would rather be working with people. If your role requires you to work with details, you are going to struggle. If you are the business owner you would do better to hire someone to take care of those details. If you have a talent for big picture 30 thousand foot strategic thinking, where you plan and organize you will be infinitely more successful in your job or your business if you leverage that talent to maximize results. Do you know what your talents are?

One way to make sure that you are leveraging your talents is by taking a personal assessment tool. But whether you do this or not you will see great improvement in performance and satisfaction by understanding your attitudes, your behaviors, and, in short, your genius. This awareness will also allow you to better understand how people see you and help you improve your relationships and dealings with others. As you achieve a better understanding of your strengths, it is important to realize that no matter how developed you are in these areas, there is always room for improvement. Further developing your strengths, and using them more often, will make them even more valuable and help you be more successful.

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So, first, identify your strengths and then work to strengthen and make them more valuable. You will achieve better outcomes, experience more enjoyment, and achieve more success.

Would you like to learn to leverage your strengths?

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“When I started my company I thought that the world would beat a path to my door because of my technical skills.  I figured that once I got in front of someone it would be apparent that I’m a genius and they would hire me right away.  It didn’t work out that way and it didn’t take long to realize that I would need to learn to be a sales person.  I engaged Grant and we worked together for several months and I have to say that he really helped.  Before I worked with Grant I read books and attended seminars that all focused on specific sales techniques – what to do or say during a sales call and during the sales process.  All of them treat the sales call as the end all and be all – get the sale, hand it off, and get out.  This doesn’t help me since once I get a client I need to build the relationship and work with that person on a day-to-day basis.  With Grant’s approach I understand the sales process much better, I’m more goals oriented, I know how to measure my sales activity, and – most importantly – I feel more comfortable in my role as a sales person.  My approach to sales is now more aligned with the way I want to run my business and with my values as a person.

The study materials I received from Grant are very good. They require reading, listening, and writing so the information is reinforced.  Grant does not rely on the study materials, however.  Our weekly meetings were open to whatever I wished to discuss and I feel that Grant’s advice was very insightful.

Even though we haven’t worked together in a few months I still use the study materials and Grant still reaches out to me.” June 30, 2011

Antonio Ciampa, hired Grant as a Business Consultant in 2009, and hired Grant more than once


 

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