Do you want to know what you’re good at? Do you want to know when you really stand out in life? What you should build your expertise around? Here’s one powerful answer. It’s a guide.
Look for success in your consistency.
When you follow The Law of the Garbage Truck, you stay focused on what is important and what you can control. Identifying where and when you have been consistently successful is a huge part of helping you focus on making the best of your life.
Is there something you have done well over the years; it has served you well, and it’s still making a difference in your life?
It might be the way you build relationships,
the way you speak,
the way you think,
the way you write,
the way you sell,
the way you lead teams,
the way you express your appreciation....
Whatever it is, it’s there for us to discover and amplify: We all do something special, even if at first blush it’s not obvious to us.
And when you recognize your strength, develop it and focus on it, you can turn it into something special in your life.
I believe—and research by the Gallup Organization, and by Christopher Peterson and Nansook Park at the University of Michigan, demonstrates it—successful people learn to capitalize on their “special something.”
They amplify their strength. They invest in it through education, training, coaching, and practice. They hire people and contract with people to magnify their strength. They surround themselves with people who can help them work around their lesser strengths.
What’s the result?
These people are happy, and they are successful.
Here’s a great example.
I knew someone in college.
He was brilliant about bringing people together around a common cause.
He could do it with one person, a group, or an organization.
And it served him well.
Now he is the best selling author of two great books, Who’s Got Your Back? and Never Eat Alone. His name is Keith Ferrazzi. You might have heard of him? He’s considered one of the best connected people in the country
Keith took what was a consistent strength of his in his life and career—building world class relationships in everything he does—and turned it into an asset that he could share with the world in business. People who want to understand what it takes to forge important relationships with anyone at any level turn to Keith for advice and guidance. Keith’s consistent strength is now his biggest asset.
So what’s your strength?
So what’s your strength?
Where have you been consistent in your life?
Follow The Law and focus on what’s important.
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