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
  3. Will Hamm 07/18/2018 12:16 PM
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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
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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
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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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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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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®
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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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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
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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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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Grant - a very good post.  I often use the sating "accentuate the positive ".

Jun 27, 2018 09:28 AM #25
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Grant Schneider
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Michael - that is the best path in my opinion.

Jun 28, 2018 09:49 AM #26
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John Henry
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I think the general sentiment is good here Grant.

Unfortunately: you can also be amazing at what you do but there may be a glitch in getting your message through.  Hey, that rhymes!

I've agreed for a long time that "if you build it they will come" but we are all mired in a competitive morass that is now compounded by navigating the digital world!!

Jul 10, 2018 04:27 AM #27
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Grant Schneider
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John - Of course, I would add the being good at what you do as an entrepreneur is knowing your value and getting the message out there.  You can also be good as a performer but not good at running a business.

Jul 10, 2018 05:58 AM #28
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Knowing where our natural talents are is key!

Sep 14, 2018 03:35 AM #29
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Discover your talent...Love it...perfect it...the joy and money will come !

Sep 14, 2018 01:16 PM #30
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Grant Schneider
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Kat - if you leverage them it won't seem like work.

Sally and David - yes, it really is perfect.

Sep 15, 2018 04:24 AM #31
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