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Talent is Never Enough : 

Talent is Never Enough A summary of the book by John C. Maxwell

The 13 Traits of a Talent-Plus Person : 

The 13 Traits of a Talent-Plus Person Belief lifts your talent Passion energizes your talent Initiative activates your talent Focus directs your talent Preparation positions your talent Practice sharpens your talent Perseverance sustains your talent

The 13 Traits of a Talent-Plus Person : 

The 13 Traits of a Talent-Plus Person Courage tests your talent Teachability expands your talent Character protects your talent Relationships influence your talent Responsibility strengthens your talent Teamwork multiples your talent

Belief Lifts Your Talent : 

Belief Lifts Your Talent “Life is a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” – Charles Schulz

Belief Lifts Your Talent : 

Belief Lifts Your Talent Believe in Your Potential Believe in Yourself Believe in Your Mission

Belief Lifts Your Talent : 

Belief Lifts Your Talent “We cannot live in a way that is inconsistent with our expectations for ourselves” - James Maxwell

Passion Energizes Your Talent : 

Passion Energizes Your Talent Passion is the First Step to Achievement Passions increases Willpower Passion Produces Energy Passion is the Foundation for Excellence Passion is the Key to Success Passion Makes a Person Contagious

Passion Energizes Your Talent : 

Passion Energizes Your Talent “Death isn’t the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.” -Norman Cousins

Initiative Activates Your Talent : 

Initiative Activates Your Talent “We cannot live in a way that is inconsistent with our expectations for ourselves” -James Maxwell

Initiative Activates Your Talent : 

Initiative Activates Your Talent According to Maxwell, “when it comes to initiative, there are really only four kinds of people:” People who do the right thing without being told People who do the right thing when told People who do the right thing when told more than once People who never do the right thing, no matter what

Initiative Activates Your Talent : 

Initiative Activates Your Talent Here’s How: Accept Responsibility for Your Life Examine Your Reasons for Not Initiating Focus on the Benefits of Completing a Task Share Your Goal with a Friend Who Will Help You Break Large Tasks Down into Smaller Ones Allocate Specific Times to Tasks You Might Procrastinate Remember, Preparation Includes Doing!

Focus Directs Your Talents : 

Focus Directs Your Talents “If you want to be successful, you must focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t” -James Maxwell

Focus Directs Your Talents : 

Focus Directs Your Talents Facts about Focus: Focus Does Not Come Naturally to Most People Focus Increases Your Energy Focus Lifts You Focus Expands Your Life Focus Must Be Intentionally Sustained

Focus Directs Your Talents : 

Focus Directs Your Talents “I think what separates a superstar from the average ballplayer is that he concentrates just a little bit longer.” - Hank Aaron

Focus Directs Your Talents : 

Focus Directs Your Talents Five Types of People Your Likely to Encounter in Life: Refreshers – they inspire your dreams and energize your talents Refiners – they sharpen your ideas and clarify your vision Reflectors – they mirror your energy, neither adding nor subtracting from it Reducers – they try to reduce your vision and efforts to their comfort level Rejecters – The deny your talent, hinder your efforts, and impede your vision

Focus Directs Your Talents : 

Focus Directs Your Talents Suggestions for Improving Your Focus: Be Intentional – Make Every Action Count Challenge Your Excuses Don’t Let Yesterday Hijack Your Attention Focus on the Present Stay Focused on Results Develop and Follow Your Priorities Focus on Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses Delay Rewards Until the Job is Done

Preparation Positions Your Talent : 

Preparation Positions Your Talent “ALL’S WELL THAT BEGINS WELL.” - James Maxwell

Preparation Positions Your Talent : 

Preparation Positions Your Talent “I’ve found that every minute spent in preparation saves ten in execution.” - James Maxwell

Preparation Positions Your Talent : 

Preparation Positions Your Talent “The only thing that relieves pressure is preparation.” - Rick Bizet (golfer)

Preparation Positions Your Talent : 

Preparation Positions Your Talent Principles of Preparation: Preparation Allows You to Tap into Your Talent Preparation Is a Process, Not an Event Preparation Precedes Opportunity Preparation for Tomorrow Begins with the Right Use of Today Preparation Requires Continually Good Perspective Good Preparation Leads to Action

Preparation Positions Your Talent : 

Preparation Positions Your Talent Tom Kite’s three main steps to preparation: Assessment – Am I Evaluating Correctly? Alignment – Am I Lined Up Correctly? Attitude – Am I Visualizing Correctly?

Practice Sharpens Your Talent : 

Practice Sharpens Your Talent “Excellence is an art won by training and habitation . . . We are what we repeatedly do.” - Aristole

Practice Sharpens Your Talent : 

Practice Sharpens Your Talent Things We Musicians Know About Practice: Practice Enables Development Practice Leads to Discovery Practice Demands Discipline

Practice Sharpens Your Talent : 

Practice Sharpens Your Talent Five Elements Upon Which Great Practice Rests: #1 – An Excellent Teacher or Coach #2 – Your Best Effort #3 – A Clear Purpose #4 – The Greatest Potential #5 – The Right Resources

Practice Sharpens Your Talent : 

Practice Sharpens Your Talent To Improve Practice . . . Use a Little Extra Effort Take a Little Extra Time Ask For a Little Extra Help Try On a Little Extra Change

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent : 

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent “Think things through – then follow through.” Eddie Rickenbacker (World War I Flying Ace)

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent : 

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent Things to Consider About Perseverance: Perseverance Means Succeeding Because You Are Determined to, Not Destined To Perseverance Recognizes Life is Not a Long Race, but Many Short Ones in Succession Perseverance is Needed to Release Most of Life’s Rewards Perseverance Draws Sweetness Out of Adversity Perseverance Has a Compounding Effect of Life Perseverance Means Stopping Not Because You’re Tired but Because the Task is Done Perseverance Doesn’t Demand More Than We Have but All That We Have

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent : 

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent Perseverance’s 5 Greatest Enemies: A Lifestyle of Giving Up A Wrong Belief That Life Should Be Easy A Wrong Belief That Success Is a Destination A Lack of Resiliency A Lack of Vision

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent : 

Perseverance Sustains Your Talent To Persevere . . . Find a Purpose Eliminate Excuses Develop Stamina

Courage Tests Your Talent : 

Courage Tests Your Talent “Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with the inner drive, go much farther than people with vastly superior talent.” - Sophia Loren

Courage Tests Your Talent : 

Courage Tests Your Talent Our Courage Will Be Tested . . . When Our Convictions, Once Expressed, Are Challenged Our Courage Will Be Tested . . . When Learning and Growing Will Display Our Weakness Our Courage Will Be Tested . . . When We Talk the High Road Even as Others Treat Us Badly Our Courage Will Be Tested . . . When Being “Out Front” Makes Us an Easy Target Our Courage Will Be Tested . . . Whenever We Face Obstacles to Our Progress

Courage Tests Your Talent : 

Courage Tests Your Talent To become a more courageous person . . . Look for Courage Inside, Not Outside, Yourself Grow in Courage by Doing the Right Thing Instead of the Expedient Thing Take Small Steps of Courage to Prepare You for Greater Ones Recognize That a Leadership Position Won’t Give You Courage, but Courage Can Make You a Leader Watch Your Horizons Expand with Each Courageous Act

Teachability Expands Your Talent : 

Teachability Expands Your Talent “Talented people often think they know it all. And it makes it difficult for them to continually expand their talent.” - James Maxwell

Teachability Expands Your Talent : 

Teachability Expands Your Talent Teachability Truths . . . Nothing is Interesting If You Are Not Interested Successful People View Learning Differently from Those Who Are Unsuccessful Learning is Meant to Be a Lifelong Pursuit Talented People Can Be the Toughest to Teach Pride is the Number One Hindrance to Teachability

Teachability Expands Your Talent : 

Teachability Expands Your Talent “Talented people often think they know it all. And it makes it difficult for them to continually expand their talent.” - James Maxwell

Teachability Expands Your Talent : 

Teachability Expands Your Talent The PROBLEM with PRIDE . . . *Pride Closes Our Minds to New Ideas *Pride Closes Our Minds to Feedback *Pride Prevents Us from Admitting Mistakes *Pride Keeps Us from Making Changes

Teachability Expands Your Talent : 

Teachability Expands Your Talent To Overcome a Problem with PRIDE . . . *Recognize and Admit Your Pride *Express Gratitude Often *Laugh at Yourself

Teachability Expands Your Talent : 

Teachability Expands Your Talent “Blessed are they that laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be entertained.” -Chinese proverb

Teachability Expands Your Talent : 

Teachability Expands Your Talent How to Open Up and Be Teachable: Learn to LISTEN Understand the Learning Process Look for and Plan Teachable Moments Make Your Teachable Moments Count Ask Yourself, Am I Really Teachable?

Character Protects Your Talent : 

Character Protects Your Talent “People are like icebergs. There’s much more to them than meets the eye. When you look at an iceberg, only about 15 percent is visible – that’s talent. The rest – their character – is below the surface, hidden . . . The greater their talent is, the greater their need is for strong character “below the surface” to sustain them.” – James Maxwell

Character Protects Your Talent : 

Character Protects Your Talent Maxwell’s 4 Elements that Comprise Character: Self-discipline Core Values A Sense of Indentity Integrity

Character Protects Your Talent : 

Character Protects Your Talent “Character shows that who you are and who you appear to be are one and the same, and that is the first key to greatness.” - James Maxwell

Character Protects Your Talent : 

Character Protects Your Talent Develop Your Character? Here’s How: Don’t Give Up or Give In to Adversity Do the Right Thing Take Control of Your Life

Character Protects Your Talent : 

Character Protects Your Talent “While your circumstances are beyond your control, your character is not.” - James Maxwell

Relationships Influence Your Talent : 

Relationships Influence Your Talent “Surround yourself with people who add value to you and encourage you, and your talent will go in a positive direction.” - James Maxwell

Relationships Influence Your Talent : 

Relationships Influence Your Talent The Direction Relationships Can Take Us: Some Relationships Take from Us Some Relationships Add to Us Some Relationships Are Pivotal in Our Lives

Relationships Influence Your Talent : 

Relationships Influence Your Talent 5 Signs of a Solid Relationship . . . Mutual Enjoyment Respect Shared Experiences Trust Reciprocity

Relationships Influence Your Talent : 

Relationships Influence Your Talent “Respect is almost always built on difficult ground.” - James Maxwell

Relationships Influence Your Talent : 

Relationships Influence Your Talent Building Talent-Plus Relationships: Identify the Most Important People in Your Life Assess Whether They Are Influencing You in the Right Direction If Your Friends Aren’t Friends, Then Make New Friends

Relationships Influence Your Talent : 

Relationships Influence Your Talent “In prosperity our friends know us. In adversity, we know our friends.” - A Folk Proverb

Responsibility Strengthens Your Talent : 

Responsibility Strengthens Your Talent “We live in a culture that overvalues talent and undervalues responsibility.” - James Maxwell

Responsibility Strengthens Your Talent : 

Responsibility Strengthens Your Talent How Responsibility Helps . . . It Provides the Foundation of Success Handled Correctly, It Leads to More Responsibility It Maximizes Ability and Opportunity Over Time, It Builds a Solid Reputation

Responsibility Strengthens Your Talent : 

Responsibility Strengthens Your Talent Take the Following Steps to Strengthen Your Ability to be Responsible: Start Wherever Your Are Choose Your Friends Wisely Stop Blaming Others Learn Responsibility’s Major Lessons Make Tough Decisions and Stand by Them Live Beyond Yourself

Teamwork Multiplies Your Talent : 

Teamwork Multiplies Your Talent “One is too small a number to achieve greatness.” - James Maxwell

Teamwork Multiplies Your Talent : 

Teamwork Multiplies Your Talent Truths of Successful Teamwork: Teamwork Divides the Effort and Multiples the Effect Talent Wins Games, but Teamwork Wins Championships Teamwork is Not About You Great Teams Create Community Adding Value to Others Adds Value to You

Teamwork Multiplies Your Talent : 

Teamwork Multiplies Your Talent To Develop a Team: Buy into the Law of Significance Include a Team in Your Dream Develop Your Team Give Credit for Success to the Team

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