Aug 29, 2021
I recently heard it suggested that the key to
success is to find the seeds of your greatest strength with your
What is my greatest weakness? It is a lack of
focus. Impatience. Restlessness.
I can't get an ordinary job and do the same thing
day after day. I don't like to choose just one thing. (The greatest
salesmanship I ever saw was Amy convincing me to choose just one
Even when I have had a job, I always had a project
or two or three on the side. Because of this, I was never focused,
never satisfied, and never really able to move ahead any career or
It impacted my current business as well. I could
not settle on a target market or focus for quite a while.
Certainly a weakness which has had a great
I this weakness, we see the seeds of my strength.
My restlessness and curiosity have led me to do a little bit of
everything, and learn even more. I have at least a passing
knowledge of everything from real estate to quantum physics to
My restlessness has also led me to meet and connect
with people around the world in many walks of life. I will speak
with people too poor to own a car and people who made more money
last month than I made in my whole life, both in the same
The first step to solving a problem is knowing what
direction to find the answer in, and for almost any problem that
anyone can have, my unfocused wanderings have led to enough
familiarity to at least know what to look for.
Recently, a friend was looking for a particular
legal solution, and had no idea what the first step was. I was able
to tell them what profession would be able to help them and where
to find them.
In business, it is even more so. While I am not
qualified to solve many business challenges on my own, my broad
experience and broad connections mean that I have a direction to
point for the solution to any problem that comes before me.
I never would have built the network of connections
that I have if I had the focus that most people have. What was once
referred to as being "all over the place" is the same trait which
has allowed me to become The Guy Who Knows A Guy.
Ask yourself, 'what is my greatest weakness?'
Then look for the seeds of your greatest strength
When you find that, you will have your