Category Archives: Work and Money

Work may be a paid vocation or an unpaid avocation. Money comes and goes. It can be personal or macroeconomic. Too many don’t have enough, many of us have enough, and a very few have TOO DAMN MUCH.

Personal Strength Focus

Recently I’ve picked up a series of books based on surveys about personal strengths conducted by Gallup, the pollsters and market researchers. My brother-in-law, who used to work at Gallup, gave me a copy of Soar with Your Strengths. In it the authors argue that each person has a primary strength and that you should focus on developing and utilizing that strength, rather than trying to correct your weaknesses. A later book in the series, Strengths Finder 2.0, provides access to an online assessment that readers can use to determine their top five strengths.

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