No One is Great at Everything

No one is great at everything.

Can we all agree on this?  OK then.   What do we do with this knowledge?

Embrace it! Feel the enormous burden being lifted from your shoulders.  Come out from under the pressure of trying to do or be something you are NOT!

Don’t ignore it.  You only have 10 toes, you can hardly afford to shoot off any pursuing something you know you are not good at simply because you were unwilling to admit it is not one of your strengths.

Don’t hide it.  if you know you are not strong in an area seek to improve it but not on your own. Share your assessment  of your skill level (use positive language) in this particular area. Benefits of openly acknowledging a particular weakness:

  • Great opportunity for bonding as EVERYONE (even those unwilling to say so publicly) struggle with something
  • Manage expectations
  • Gain an alliance with others who struggle in this area
  • As you improve in this area others who “knew you when” will recognize your evolution and will recognize said accomplishment

Focus on what you are good at. no matter how good you are at something, continued practice will always lead to improvement. Identify what you do best and the opportunity for growth in this area. Game plan for elevating this area. If your good at it now just imagine where you can take it. As you fine tune your skill others will recognize you as an Expert in this area, even if it is an extremely minute vertical niche, being considered the expert in said area is as good as you can hope for.  Side benefit; once you are recognized an expert in one area it provides a residual or rub-off effect of consideration as an expert in parallel areas.

Embrace Your weakness just as you embrace your greatness.

What to Expect?

I am the first to admit grammar is not considered my greatest strength. This does not bode well for developing written content. However my saving grace has always been my creativity.  Therefore, I will (Word)press on. I can think of no better way to improve my skill set than practice. I ask that you please be patient with my entries, even if the writing leaves something to be desired because I believe you will find value in the content.

Introduction to This Blog

I am hoping to add value to your well being as well as your business’s bottom-line.

From time to time, I may stray off topic to such passions as football, culinary arts or the great outdoors, but I will strive to, at the very least, entertain if not educate.  Either way I hope you will always find some nugget of value here on this electronic sandwich board.

Thanks for joining me,

Jerry