We all know the word “success” and have probably had a thousand tips on how to journey through its road.
This book by Marcus Buckingham opened my eyes to a lot of things and is so easy to understand. It comes with a CD and a rememo pad (I’ll talk about it later on) which are essential for the book.
This book was gotten impromptu but was really worth it.
Who are you?
What interests you?
Are you currently doing what you love?
Where do you see yourself 5-10 years from now?
Think about these carefully. First thing I learnt from this book is, do not get involved in stuff that’ll drain or bore you cause you might regret it.
Secondly, your strengths aren’t necessarily what you’re good at and your weaknesses aren’t necessarily what you’re bad at.
You might know Maths a lot but the thought of it just drains you 😩 and that can definitely not be called a strength. Your strengths are things you enjoy doing, even the littlest things that might not matter.
Also, we often hear people say we should work on our weakness but Marcus says work on your strength instead and I totally agree with him there. If I continually bake cupcakes and I hate baking, no matter how many cupcakes I bake, it won’t change the fact that I do not like baking. But if I do enjoy writing but I’m not so good at it, if I work on it and keep practicing, I’ll eventually get better at it and enjoy every moment of it.
Marcus also says there’s no job you’d love a hundred percent cause challenges would always occur. What do you do then? Take those challenges and channel your strengths into making your work better and soon you’ll enjoy every bit of it.
What if you I don’t know my strengths?
This is where the rememo pad comes into play. This is like a little hotter divided into two. One part blue and the other black. You take notes of the things you love on the blue part for a week, things that got you excited or feeling good about yourself, whatever it may be and at the end of that week, you tear them all out, select the ones that made you really relive that moment and you’ll eventually find out what you’re good at. Same goes for the black part just that it’s for the things you hated doing, stuff that drained or bored you.
So that’s it! ‘The Truth About You’ is an amazing book and you should grab a copy if you ever have the chance.
This was the book I read in February 😅 sorry it’s coming in late. I’ll put up the ones for March soon. I’m almost done with one book for April💃🏽💃🏽
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