1. Mark Collier
    January 18, 2016 @ 7:07 pm

    I tried to pick out my favorite point from your list, but I can’t pick one. I have 5 favorites. All of them. Well said, my friend. If I had to pick one, I think it might be “Focus on your strengths.” The list of things I am not great at is quite long, but I’ve learned to dive deep in the areas I am good at because they are also the areas that bring me the most joy. When you’re having fun at something, it’s obvious to your clients and they tend to enjoy what you do as well.

    It reminds me of a John Maxwell principle: People pay for 9s and 10s. People don’t pay for 5s. If you’re a 7-8 at something, invest the time to become a 9 or 10. That’s where the real payoffs are. If you’re a 4-5, hire someone else to manage those things and become truly great at a few things.


    • Chris Vernon
      January 18, 2016 @ 7:14 pm

      Thanks Mark, I really appreciate those kind words and I’m extremely happy you enjoyed the post! I would have to agree that Focusing on Your Strengths is one of my favorites as well. I always thought that it would be advantageous for me to be well rounded in every area, but I later came to realize that it was really hindering me from my true potential. I thought that was a great insight about focusing on areas you enjoy the most because that is incredibly true. For me Web Design was something that I’ve never really liked and I’ve tried so many time to learn it, but I eventually decided that it wasn’t in my best interest to pursue it because I simply didn’t enjoy it and I could better focus my time elsewhere. It’s all about following your passion.

      Great insight Mark!


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