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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.  For a similar post on our web site see STOP WORRYING ABOUT YOUR WEAKNESSES.  LEVERAGE YOUR STRENGTHS.

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Re-Blogged 5 times:

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  1. Sally K. & David L. Hanson 03/04/2019 03:11 AM
  2. Barbara Todaro 03/04/2019 04:14 AM
  3. Joyce Marsh 03/04/2019 05:13 AM
  4. Roy Kelley 04/19/2019 01:00 AM
  5. Will Hamm 04/21/2019 02:56 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Grant.

Congratulations on the feature, very well written.  I know my weaknesses.  My major one is, when someone tells me they will do something and then not follow through.   

Mar 05, 2019 01:05 AM #22
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Jeff - thank you.  It is better and more productive and you are usually doing what you love.

James - yes, that is accountability.

Mar 05, 2019 03:19 AM #23
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

I like the maxim: push your strengths, don't bother with your weaknesses.  If you are in a large organization this holds best but if a sole proprietor you need to bolster weaknesses somehow if they are critical to your product.

Mar 05, 2019 04:26 AM #24
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

John Henry -  in some cases you will need some outside help which could make you more productive.

Mar 05, 2019 06:52 AM #25
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

This is a perfect post to be featured... Our talents..."might never be realized because time was spent dwelling on weakness." 

Mar 05, 2019 07:04 AM #26
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great article and I think times are changing slowly as schools realize every student does not fit into the same mould. Leveraging what we are good at makes sense and should go a long way to improving people's lives and enjoyment as well.

Mar 05, 2019 08:10 AM #27
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant,  This one is a double feature with lots of great information in it.  Can I reblog it some time?

Mar 05, 2019 09:26 AM #28
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Congratulations, Grant, on your feature recognition. 

This is excellent advice to share.

Mar 05, 2019 09:30 AM #29
Fern S. Hamberger
Citi Habitats - Manhattan, NY
The Fern Hamberger Team

Excellent Advice! It is true! we tend to dwell on our weaknesses. Thank you for this blog.

Mar 05, 2019 12:13 PM #30
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Such a smart post, Grant! Always look for and at the positive. And believe me, I'm all too aware of how badly I SUCK at the details of the paperwork in real estate! I was so darned glad to move to John L Scott Mkt. Center because they have transaction coordinators. Yes, I pay for those, but that is like investing in my own peace-of-mind! Money well spent!! Delegate! I've written about this myself in the past. 

Mar 05, 2019 07:06 PM #31
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The idea of delegating your weaknesses and strengthening your best qualities is the whole thing for sure! :)

Mar 05, 2019 08:46 PM #32
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Margaret - and that is so true if you spend all of your time on non talents.

Nick - well I hope so.  Although I acknowledge a core curriculum is required.

Will - I would be honored if you re blog.

Roy - thank you.

Fern - right, and that dwelling is not good.

Gayle - thank you so much for that validation and testimonial.

Laura - yes, I agree.

Mar 06, 2019 05:16 AM #33
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Congratulations on the well deserved feature Grant! Awesome post!

Mar 06, 2019 02:53 PM #34
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sharon - thank you very much.

Mar 07, 2019 03:14 AM #35
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Grant, what a well stated post!

Too often, we hold the concept that if we just work harder we can be great in all things. I do not hold that concept.

We should find our strengths and maximize them and let others help with what we are not strong in.


Mar 07, 2019 10:03 AM #36
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon John - yes, it is very sad and frustrating.

Mar 07, 2019 11:37 AM #37
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Grant Schneider you always have the best advice. I enjoyed this one and it came at the right time.  I am going to print this out so I can be reminded of this daily!  Have a great day and thanks for your contributions to the rain!

Mar 07, 2019 02:02 PM #38
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, such great advice, Grant! I totally agree with your philosophy too! I took great pains to recognize what needed delegating - it works beautifully if you keep your hands off of those things someone else does best! 

Mar 07, 2019 10:23 PM #39
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

How the heck did I miss this one? I'm so grateful it was a reblog by Roy Kelley - as usual, stellar advice. Bernie and I try to divide the tasks that we know suits us, in other words, we work to play to our strengths and have no problem admitting that the other can do it better. 

Apr 19, 2019 07:19 AM #40
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Grant,

It would be quite useful to improve your English to the point of not mixing up singular and plural, various past tenses and the spelling of similar sounding words. Without these skills, you will not be able to judge if the person you delegated to does a good job or not. A recent Maryland State Realtor Association publication had so many errors, it was hard to follow the articles.

Apr 21, 2019 07:03 PM #41
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