October 22, 2007
Liz published this at 7:15 am
A Successful Birthday Post
from Karin H.
Liz asked: â€œsent something about a successful and outstanding thing that happened in YOUR life.â€
There is a well-known biblical parable about Talents (an old currency), which still is true. (Iâ€™m sure you know the story, otherwise, read it here)
The one servant who didnâ€™t use his talent angered his master. Moral of the story â€“ in the most simplest way: if you have a talent you have to put it to good use.
But in order to do just that you have to know, realise, recognise what your talents, strengths are. And thatâ€™s the most outstanding single fact that happened to me this year.
Beginning this year, through a publication of the Gallup Organisation, recommended to me by Kent Blumberg in a mind-blowing way I recognised those characteristic of myself others had already discovered as my strengths. Mind-blowing in a way that I first didnâ€™t believe the results of the test.
the talents/strengths I have to put to good use to the best of my ability.
Whatâ€™s funny though is as soon as you realise and recognise those unique personal traits everything seems to shift into place.
You suddenly realise why those tasks/jobs where you can work to your â€˜strengthsâ€™ are the ones you can never get enough of, those are the ones that almost always seem to give the best result, the most success. You feel, become more complete as if everything fits together â€“ at least thatâ€™s my experience.
But there is more. Relationships start to shift too, for the better. Specially with those persons who had long before you even had the slightest inkling realised and recognised your talents and strengths. They almost let out a â€˜sigh of relieveâ€™ â€“ finally!
As soon as you realise and recognise that what they had already noticed, the relationship changes. It becomes a two-way-traffic of unconditional trust and belief. Traffic in combined efforts, supplementary talents where 1 + 1 makes 5. Isnâ€™t that a great â€˜return of investmentâ€™ on the currency Talent?
The best examples I can give are the (increasing amounts of) projects Iâ€™m working on/for together with those very special persons.
And my circle of special persons is growing.
Sometimes the more I ponder about it and the more I reap and share the fruits of it, the more mystical it feels.
Iâ€™m fine with that.
Mystical has its own place between heaven and earth.
Karin H. (keep It Simple Sweetheart, specially in business)