It’s time for another exciting post in the One Thing Series. Where I have asked successful entrepreneurs and those doggedly pursuing their goal of self employment one question: “What is the one piece of advice you would give someone if they told you they were starting a business and you could only tell them one thing to help them out?” Today’s guest post is brought to you by Deb Ingino, founder of StrenghtLeader. I can honestly say that none of us would be here, today, looking at this blog post without the help of Deb. It was through working with Deb at the Free Agent Academy that the idea for A Better Way of Business was uncovered, planted, and starting growing into what you see today. Here is Deb’s One Thing:
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. – Benjamin Disraeli
We are each rich.
Rich in money.
Rich in relationships.
Maybe we have a rich history.
Heck maybe we just like rich food.
However each of us in one way or another are rich, because we were ‘wired’ with strengths and talents at birth that were shaped and matured through our life experiences. It’s easy to take the thing we’re rich in for granted, simply because for us it comes so easily.
We undervalue the power our strength can have in our own life and in the lives of others, but the reality is that our strength, that thing we do naturally well, is what makes us rich and when we step up and use it, it feels good.
When we step out and share it, it energizes us.
And when we witness someone else find their richness, their strength and use it, we are often awestruck at the power we each already possess.
Think you don’t have strengths or talents that are ‘good enough?’
Then connect with someone who can be an honest advocate who wants you to succeed with no personal agenda and ask them.
Don’t know anyone like that in your life? Then move around that obstacle and connect with a mentor or coach, someone like Ivan, and move into your strengths zone. That truly is the richest way to live.
Deb Ingino is a Strength Leader / Coach and Mentor to hundreds of people globally. Through her businesses www.MyWiredStyle.com and www.StrengthLeader.com she regularly coaches people on how to identify and operate in their strengths zone.