The pursuit of more: Unlocking potentials in the post-modern era. (Part 3)

 

Individuals, organisations and nations have to discover what they are good at and go forward with the strategy to win.

 

The Journey So far. In the Part 1 and Part 2 of this piece, I established the rationale for the pursuit of more, demystified the twin concepts of Productivity and Leadership; establishing the interconnection between both then proceeded to unpack how individuals can discover their strengths. It is expedient to say that when it comes to identifying one’s strength, an individual must understand that there are times when certain strengths can be hidden and will require extra care. For instance, I do consider singing one of my strengths but because I am not an expert musician, I sometimes shy away and I am less confident but that doesn’t rule out that I have potentials to be a successful musician. With the right training and development, I may very well end up winning a Grammy. Individuals, organisations and nations have to discover what they are good at and go forward with the strategy to win. In this installment, I will be exploring ways for individuals to apply (use) their strengths.

 

It goes without saying that to unlock the potentials of the world, it is expedient for individuals to be functioning in their “Sweet Spot”.

 

Sweet Spot. The sweet spot is a place where a combination of factors results in a maximum response for a given amount of effort. Although mostly used in the context of sports, Sweet Spot conveys the general idea that there are certain conditions that must be met for high performance to be achieved. It goes without saying that to unlock the potentials of the world, it is expedient for individuals to be functioning in their “Sweet Spot”.

 

The Strength / Skill / Gift / Talent you don’t use, you stand the risk of losing. Life is a product of personal responsibility.

 

Apply your strengths. The strength / Skill / Gift / Talent you don’t use, you stand the risk of losing. It is by the reason of applying your strengths to opportunities that you qualify for more. Success happens when opportunity meets with preparation (Zig Ziglar) and when you proceed to convert such opportunity. In today’s world of work, very few people truly apply themselves to opportunities; most people do the bare minimum. Very few people are taking initiatives and managing to result. To become more, you must put your best foot forward. I have observed the careers of those who have risen to the top and one thing they have in common is that such people always show up!.While the job of the leader is to help people discover their strengths; to bring out the potentials within, life remains a product of personal responsibility (David Oyedepo) and each one of us have to be committed to unlocking our own potential and the world around us. There is absolutely no shortcut to this. Pursuit is the proof of desire.

 

I cover more exciting tips on how to apply your strengths in the book and you are going to have to get these gems when it comes out (winks).

 

The law of use is one of the most important secrets of becoming more.

 

Next. I have an interesting challenge to you: I dare you to put on a new pairs of lens with respect to how you look at the world around you. Use your strengths to solve problems for people around you. The law of use is one of the most important secrets of becoming more. I must warn you though that opportunities are rarely dressed in three piece suits. In the next installment, I will consider how individuals can Grow their strengths.

Femi Oni

Femi’s overarching purpose is to inspire brands (individuals, organisations and nations) to unlock potentials to achieve sustainable growth and impact. His mission is to mentor 1000 brands in Africa and beyond by 2025.

Specialties and Interests: Business Model Design & Innovation, Visioning, Strategy Design & Execution, Project Management, Change Management, Strategic Branding, Operations Excellence, Process Modelling, Product Management, Productivity Management, Entrepreneurial Leadership (Startups), , Social Evangelism, Education, Sustainability, Cybernetics, Risk & Compliance.

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