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Talent Is Never Enough Summary

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Talent Is Never Enough SummaryDiscover the Choices That Will Take You Beyond Your Talent

Talent Is Never Enough” – says John C. Maxwell. Because talent is only the starting point in business – adds Irving Berlin. Learn how to walk the rest of the road from one of the people who should know it best.

About John C. Maxwell

John C. MaxwellJohn C. Maxwell is one of the foremost authorities on leadership matters. In fact, he was chosen by “Inc Magazine” as the best leadership expert in the world. He is the founder of the John Maxwell Company and EQUIP and the author of numerous books, which have jointly sold almost 20 million copies. These include: “Put Your Dream to the Test,” “The Five Levels of Leadership,” “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership,” and “Leadership Gold”.

“Talent Is Never Enough Summary”

You’ll often hear company executives complaining over the lack of talent exhibited by their potential or actual employees. However, there’s an algorithm to talent, and, so many people have it, that, really, isn’t anything special.

What really makes the difference is the extent to which you have maximized your talent. And in “Talent Is Never Enough,” John C. Maxwell uncovers the thirteen areas where you can improve your innate strengths.

First of all – belief. “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing,” said Mohandas Gandhi, “would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” And that difference is there because you are not using your full potential. Believe in yourself – and you’ll instantly start doing better.

Second area – passion. You’ll get nowhere without it. Passionate people are the ones who are capable of walking that extra male. Because, passion gives them grit – and grit makes all the difference.

Third – initiative. Nothing will ever happen if you sit around your house all day. You can even be the next Einstein, but you won’t even get a job if you don’t start thinking and solving equations.

Fourth – focus. If you want to kill a lot of birds, it’s pointless to shoot around all day at flocks of birds. You aim carefully – bird by bird. And, in time, the count gets bigger.

Fifth – preparation. Need we remind you of the story about the reaching of the South Pole? Two expeditions wanted to become the pioneers history books will remember. Only one of them succeeded. Why? Because they didn’t rush it; they carefully prepared instead.

Sixth – practice. Because it makes perfect. And because you can excel at anything if you put 10,000 hours of work into it.

Seventh – perseverance. The second part of the grit equation. “Many of life’s failures,” said Thomas Edison once, “are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So, don’t. Ever.

Eighth – courage. If you want to take a message to García, you’ll need to have a courage to go through the enemy lines. Without courage, fear may paralyze your talent. You won’t make a single step.

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