BE SUCCESSFUL BY DOING WHAT YOU CAN DO WELL

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It really sounds too simple that you will be successful by doing what you do best!

Let me add that this also applies to working on developing your natural talents.  So that even if you are not doing it well now, you have the talent to hit it out of the park.  It just takes work and practice.

My concern is for people who keep beating themselves up to improve weaknesses.  For instance, if you want to become a star NBA player but you are 5 foot tall you may want to direct your energy in another direction.

Even if you attempt to do it 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 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 and if you are a 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. I use one but there are others out there. 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.  Read a similar post on our web site titled FIND YOUR STRENGTHS AND EXTEND THEM.

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  2. Gabe Sanders 06/18/2018 11:00 PM
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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
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Excellent advice, Grant... it's important to first understand what one's strengths and weaknesses are so that the strong points can be leveraged. But I've also learned that it's possible to improve on certain weaknesses and turn them into strengths.

Jun 11, 2018 05:04 AM #5
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Joan Cox
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Grant, like Nina says, we need to know where our strengths are and go from there.    My communication and customer service are two strengths I feel are my best virtues.

Jun 11, 2018 05:37 AM #6
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Grant, you're right many focus on their weaknesses instead of on their strengths. We are all better at some things that we are at others and knowing where our strengths lie is half the battle.

Jun 11, 2018 06:00 AM #7
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is such a great way to approach success, find out what our best strengths are and focus on them and make them better each and every day!

Jun 11, 2018 06:33 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
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Good Monday morning, Grant.

This is excellent advice to share.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jun 11, 2018 06:40 AM #9
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Gita - this really is the wining combination.

James - I am happy that you will be using this.

Wayne - yes, you know, that seems to be human nature.

Gabe - that is it.  Find your talent and passion and build it.

Nina - you certainly can improve weaknesses but if you spend all of your time on this you are in stress.

Joan - great.  I am sure you take full advantage of those strengths.

Amanda - we are better at some things, find those you like and go for it.

Brian - yes, it will help to play to those strengths.

Roy - thanks as always for promoting this.

 

Jun 11, 2018 09:43 AM #10
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
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This is brilliant thinking Grant Schneider . You really nailed it with the child's report card analogy as that is EXACTLY how I've responded to my kids report cards.  No longer will that be the case. Thank you!.

Jun 11, 2018 12:43 PM #11
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George Souto
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Grant I do not have a creative bone in my body, but ones a project is identified I excel at planning it and seeing it through to completion.  So I leave the creativity to others, and I concentrate on making it a reality.

Jun 11, 2018 03:29 PM #12
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Grant Schneider
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Bob - yes, me too, been there done that.

George - very good choice.

Jun 12, 2018 03:59 AM #13
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
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Very useful information.  I stumbled on your page and think I might stick around.  Thanks for sharing!

Jun 12, 2018 05:04 AM #14
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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When you love what you do and excel at it...success is the reward !

Jun 12, 2018 06:14 AM #15
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Norma - thank you.  I am really glad that you stopped by. 

Sally & David - and being successful comes much easier. 

Jun 12, 2018 08:47 AM #16
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Will Hamm
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Hello Grant, you knock this one out of the park,  I am going to let Carol Williams know about this one and can I reblog it for down the road?

 

Jun 12, 2018 05:57 PM #17
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Grant Schneider
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Will - thanks so much for your support.

Jun 13, 2018 08:11 AM #18
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Debbie Reynolds
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We should keep on sharpening our skills and doing our best. When we stop trying we go backwards.

Jun 15, 2018 07:59 PM #19
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
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Grant, this is great adice. I agree.... we have talents and non-talents. We can create strengths by leveraging our talents.

Jun 16, 2018 09:19 AM #20
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Grant Schneider
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Debbie - good way to put that.  Sharpen the skills we have.

Rebecca - and we will be more successful because of it.

Jun 16, 2018 10:50 AM #21
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Grant

I agree - it's important to focus on our talents, and doing what we can with them, and not dwelling on our non-talents.

Jeff

Jun 16, 2018 05:00 PM #22
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my former broker/mentor told me if I'd pick just 10% of the industry to do better than 80% of other people I'd find success.  It's worked well.

Jun 18, 2018 08:15 PM #23
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Grant Schneider
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Jeff - I say yes to that.  More success.

Tammy - yes,  no surprise there.

Jun 19, 2018 05:26 AM #24
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