I just attended my monthly meeting of the Nashville Association of Sales Professionals. For me, if I have one strong thought-provoking or, heaven forbid, action-provoking idea from a presentation, then it was worth my time. Our speaker Mike Patenaude said something very basic yet revolutionary. After stressing "Focus on your strengths", he then proceeded to say, "Quit trying to fix yourself". Being a strong believer in self-improvement, this flew in the face of all I’ve been told all these years. What did he mean by it? That you will be much more successful if you focus on your strengths and maximize results from those strengths and hire/delegate/outsource the areas that are not your strengths. In other words, spend your precious time on what you do best and let others cover the areas that aren’t your best.
Makes sense, huh? It really hit home with me and I am definitely going to consider this every time I have a list of things to do. Determine which are most pertinent to your main goal, focus on your strengths, get help where you are weaker.
Thanks Mike for a mind-expanding theory !
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