April 26, 2008

Go With Your Strengths

I was in a bookstore recently looking for inspiration. It was one of those moments where I didn't over-think things. I noticed a white cover with simple green lettering. The title was "Go Put Your Strengths To Work" by Marcus Buckingham

I hadn't heard of him but I made my decision while briefly sifting through the book.

Marcus is a motivational speaker, a teacher, a career and business coach who shares one very simple theory - go with what you're good at.

We focus the majority of our time on what we are not good at, what we need to work on, what others need to work on, what's wrong with our situation. Buckingham says that's backwards and we need to join the 'strength revolution'.

It sounds simple ...almost too simple. Can we really just work on what we're good at? Can we really strive for the things we want to do and avoid the stuff we don't want to do?

In short - yes.

I just started the book, I'll let you know how it goes. So far so good.


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