From the writer “First, Break All the Rules” comes this new book “Now, Discover Your Strengths.” The book is not well written from a general writing standpoint. There is so much redundancy that you will think you have had de ja vu repeatedly in each chapter, but the lack of intelligent writing does not negate the value of the information contained in this book. Also, the reason it is probably not written like most books is because it is more of a research manual that breaks down human strengths and lays them out in 34 short paragraphs. What is more, is that each book comes with a code so you can long on to www.strengthsfinder.com and take an 80+ question test that will help you discover your strengths.
Why would you want to do this? Because for around $24 you can find out what your strengths are and start developing them. We all know what we like to do, but sometimes what we like to do is not what we are good at. I like to play the piano, but I suck at it. I like to dance and that is one of my strengths because I can consistently perform at an above average level with very little training. I’m not patting myself on the back here, it is just a fact. Dancing comes naturally to me the way guitar playing comes naturally to Slash. Sure you can practice and become good at something, but if it is not your strength you will never be as good at it as someone is who is naturally gifted in that department.
What does all this mean? It means that you need to stop focusing on your weaknesses and start developing your strengths. That is what this book emphasizes over and over. For instance, I am not good at dieting, but I am good at working out. Yes, I need to watch my diet, but if I focus more and more on my working out then my diet will be less of a problem. Okay… maybe not quite, but you get my point.
So do yourself a favor and go out and buy this book and take the test. The code is on the inside of the external cover and so you have to remove it and grab that code. And if you haven’t bought The Screwtape Letters then go and buy it at the same time.
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