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Every day I get to do what I do best. Are you able to answer that question with yes?  When an associate of your is asked that question how will they answer it? You will be much more successful if you know your own strengths as well as your team and your assistants.  When you know everyone's strengths you will give them an opportunity to use those strenghts every day. From an employee engagement standpoint people will burnout and leave if they are constantly in stress trying to improve their weaknesses.  If you are not happy and under stress doing your job you will not be successful.  Why do we force ourselves to do things we can't do well? Consider this.  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?

I am sure this is the reaction. 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.


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 website see DO YOUR EMPLOYEES GET TO DO WHAT THEY DO BEST?


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Comments (33)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sheri - yes, encourage the flourishing talent don't beret.

Ron and Alexandra A - that is the key to success.

Will - and you do them both well!

Beth - sounds like a great idea for a virtual assistant.  Zoom call on this tomorrow.

Nina - this is the key.  Farm it out.

Jul 20, 2020 11:31 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant it took a while but I have stopped trying to be someone I am not.  I stick to what I do best, and leave the rest for others.

Jul 20, 2020 11:50 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

George -I had a similar feeling years ago.

Jul 21, 2020 03:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Grant.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jul 21, 2020 06:25 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Grant, Larry and I are always learning and plan to never stop. The markets keep changing and you have to keep learning and adapt!

Jul 21, 2020 08:14 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Love this, Grant- We have to recognize our strengths and build on them. It's important that if we have a team or manage a group that we learn what individuals do best and help them grow in that area, and help them in areas that are not their strong points. 

Jul 21, 2020 10:51 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Every day I get to do what I do best. Are you able to answer that question with yes?  Grant my  ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES!!! Endre

Jul 21, 2020 09:12 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

What a great reminder for all of us.  I needed to hear this.  I've been doing too much paperwork lately and sales is my forte.  I love being around people and love helping them purchase their home, vacation home etc!  Have a great day!

Jul 22, 2020 07:01 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jul 25, 2020 07:10 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Enjoyment of what we do is important and finding out what our real talent is is tantamount Grant Schneider. I think very few actually know what their real talent is or maybe they don't like that talent too

Jul 26, 2020 05:43 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I like the idea of a personal assessment tool. I guess mine is the mirror and my Buffini & Company coach...I need to be able to face both, often. LOL

Jul 26, 2020 06:33 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Accentuate the positive. Few of us can go it alone and be all things in a business. It's best to stick to our strengths and delegate the tasks that often fall through the cracks. Thanks for your wisdom and reminders, Grant. 

Jul 26, 2020 07:48 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

It's sad that some think they "can't afford" to delegate things they don't do well - so waste their time fighting it, and still getting things done wrong.

Jul 26, 2020 10:04 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - thank you.  You too.

Sheila and Larry - lifelong learned and curiosity keeps us from being bored.

Kathy - thanks so much for the feature today.  I am enjoying what I do.

Endre - and it shows in everything you write.

Thomas - it is really good that you know that.

Debb and Bernie - yes, love the virtual assistant route.

Marte - I know.  Some are stubborn.


Brenda - ah you need to get a virtual assistant.

Doug - when they see what their talent is then everything will make sense.


Jul 26, 2020 10:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Grant:

As always you offer such great advice. We all have different skills and behavioral styles suited for different tasks and roles. We used the DISC quite a bit at 2 different companies I worked was always interesting to see what emerged and the reactions from employees, and managers, when sharing the results.


Jul 26, 2020 04:17 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Grant Schneider,

I'm so surprised not to see a Gold Star yet! Kathy Streib was wise to include your post on her "ah-Ha" moments for the week. Your advice is right on. Know your strengths and weaknesses and spend your time doing what you do best and delegate the rest.

Jul 27, 2020 06:00 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

That is what we should do best Grant Schneider that is why I sell RE. 

Jul 27, 2020 12:18 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Grant, the problem is -- at least with me -- in order to do my best every day, I would have to have a ready project on which to do my best.  However, one cannot just start carving a marble statue.  First, the stone has to be sourced, then mined, then rough cut, then shipped, then set up, and then you can start whacking at it.  Of course, someone first has to buy the stone, etc.  


Jul 28, 2020 08:27 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Definitely making the full effort in what I do is my main priority in life and I love that you guys keep me accountable. :)

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