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Talent is never enough

Author: Maxwell, John C. Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 283 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0785288961Type of document: Book
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Print BF637 .S8 M39 2007
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Talent is never enough Talent is never enough Acknowledgments x 1. BELIEF LIFTSYOUR TALENT It's called the guarantee. At the time, many people said it was just big talk. Not true. It was a mark of the confidence possessed by the person who uttered it. That strong sense of belief made him a legend and his team members champions. What could it do for you? 11 2. PASSION ENERGIZES YOUR TALENT Why would a barber receive a prestigious fellowship, be recognir.:d by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and be awarded an 31 honorary doctorate? Hint: it has little to do with barbering and everything to do with his passion to change the world. 3 . INITIATIVE ACTIVATES YOURTALENT No one can make the most of his talent in the midst of bureaucratic red tape, especially in the fallout of natural disaster. Right! You might be surprised. Because of its initiative, this company was able to do the seemingly impossible in a remarkable sixty-six days. 47 4. Focus DIRECTSYOUR TALENT What do you get when you put two unfocused and inexperienced hunters in one of the most bountiful hunting regions in the world? Comedy! Learn where and how to focus your efforts so that you get much better results than these hunters did. 67 5. PREPARATION POSITIONSYOUR TALENT How do you prepare for a trip to an uncharted area with unknown obstacles for which you m w t pack everything you'll need for more than a year? That was tlw challenge for this great adventurer. He was successful. This chapter will help you to be prepared for whatever challenge lies ahead of you. 6. PRACTICE SHARPENS TALENT YOUR Nobody gave Charles a chance. Even his own family expected him to fail. But instead of letting it bother him, he pmcticed. Soon he became the best in the world at his profession. He's been called the first person to become a name brand. His secret can become yours. 7. PERSEVERANCE SUSTAINS TALENT YOUR What do you do when a decade-old dream dies? That was the question for Vonetta. She wanted to quit, but how could she? She placed her hopes in a new dream, and her perseverance took her through to the highest level. Find out where it can take you. 8. COURAGE TESTS YOUR TALENT His courage was legendary. Churchill stood alone against the Nazis and inspired a nation to stand with him during World War 11. His story and how he developed his courage as a young man may ako inspire you. 147 9. TEACHABILITY EXPANDS YOUR TALENT He may have been the most talented person who ever lived. At age twenty-six he was recognized as a master. But even greater than his talent were his curiosity and wachability. Those qualities elevated him from master to legend. Will they also elevate you? 167 10. CHARACTER PROTECTSYOURTALENT What is the greatest threat to your talent? Lack of resources? Training? Opportunity? N o , lack of character. When this scientist cut corners and lied, he not only hurt himself-he k t the whole world down. Learn how character can protect you. 191 1 1. RELATIONSHIPS INFLUENCE YOURTALENT He was a drug addict. He spent time in jail. Some thought he was a lost cause. But not this woman. She helped him turn his life around. All relationships influence our talent--one way or the other. Discover whether your relationships are taking you in the best direction. 211 12. RESPONSIBILITY STRENGTHENS YOURTALENT Is there such a thing as too much talent? Can it lead to a person's downfall? Dan had a oneand-a-million athletic gift. But what hurt him wasn't too much taknt-it was too littk responsibility. Find out how to imease your responsibility to match the sire of your talent. 235 13. TEAMWORK MULTIPLIES YOUR TALENT To what does a world-class actiwist and rock star attribute his success? To the same thing that the best pilots in the world and the nation's top CEOs do. Teamwork! Individuals make it to the top only with the help ofothers. L a m how teamwork can work for you. 255 Notes About the Author

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