Benefits and consequences of working in your strengths
March 13th, 2012 by Agent Kevin Miller
Chances are, your daily work consists of 85-90% tasks that you can fulfill, but are mediocre at. And don’t much enjoy, other than the ease, comfort and routine of easy busy work. The other 10-15% is work that you are really good at (possibly as low as 5%).
Yet name any expert, authority, celebrity or leader that has accomplished something truly world changing or valuable, and you will find that they spend that 85-90% of their time working at what they are best at. Working in their strengths.
The question then, is thus:
- Do they now get to work in their strengths because it’s a luxury they can afford?
- OR…Did they get where they are BECAUSE they discovered where their strengths are, and committed to working primarily in them?
You know that’s a loaded question…it’s #2. But the key is whether you really believe that. I’m claiming it from my experience in reading up on, and knowing some…of these big names.
So maybe your goal isn’t to be a ‘big name’. Totally fine. But I bet you desire to get all you can from the time you spend working.
Today, StrengthLeader.com guru Deb Ingino and I discussed this topic with over 30 people in the live audience.
Think you can’t afford to focus on and work from your strengths? Listen to the show…
Free Agent Underground Show – “Benefits and consequences of working in your strengths”