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Leverage Your Strengths for Success! Final Part of a 6 Part Series

Focus 

Visit Leverage Your Strengths for Success! Part 1 of a Series for the background information on this post.

FOCUS

People who are especially talented in the Focus theme can take a direction, follow through, and make the corrections necessary to stay on track. They prioritize, then act.

Personalized Strengths Insights

What makes you stand out?

By nature, you feel very good about yourself and life in general when you exhibit the self-discipline to apply all your energy -- mental and physical -- to a job, assignment, goal, or obligation. Instinctively, you can mentally zero in on tasks for hours at a time when you have a goal to reach. When the assignment demands extra time, you would be wise to honor your body's natural rhythms. In other words, if you are a "morning person," work in the morning. Work in the afternoon if that is when you hit your stride. Work in the evening if that is when you think better. Work around midnight after everyone has gone to bed if you are someone who usually stays up very late. Chances are good that you are determined to be in charge of your own destiny. This is your life. You intend to be the ultimate decision maker regarding personal and professional matters. Driven by your talents, you yearn to get ahead. You strive to acquire many of the status symbols and special privileges that come with rank, title, or position.

Ideas for Action:

 

When you set goals, discipline yourself to include timelines and measurements. These will provide regular proof that you are indeed making progress.

A reinforcement of the principle that if you have goals without target completion dates it is difficult to see what progress is being made, and if you are "on track".

 

   

Your greatest worth as a team member might be helping others set goals. At the end of meetings, take responsibility for summarizing what was decided, for defining when these decisions will be acted on, and for setting a date when the group will reconvene.

Absolute key for moving a group or team forward.  This is done at each and every team meeting or 1 on 1 meeting with team members.

 

   

Stretch your goal setting beyond work. If you find yourself becoming too focused on work goals, set goals for your personal life. They will give weight to your personal priorities and thereby help create balance in your life.

I have an opportunity here.  Most of my Goals are work focused.  To get better balance I must define and document my Personal Goals in greater detail, and prioritize them to the same degree I do my Work goals.

 

   

You function best when you can concentrate on a few well-defined initiatives and demands. Give yourself permission to reject projects or tasks that do not align with your overall mission. This will help you concentrate your efforts on your most important priorities -- and will help others appreciate your need for focus.

While I find myself multi-tasking very often, I agree that I'm at my most effective when lasering in on a specific task.

 

   

Take the time to write down your aspirations, and refer to them often. You will feel more in control of your life.

This has already been done to a certain extent, but there is more opportunity here for fine tuning. This goes on the short term "to do" list.

 

   

 

Excerpts from StrengthsFinder 2.0 are from my personal results.  Material on the website is subject to Copyright © 2007 The Gallup Organization, Princeton, NJ.

 

 

About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

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Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

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Comments

The diagrams fooled me.  I thought is was a science experiment.

I fall into that multitasking group.  I seem to be always be doing several things at once.

I am writing this while officiating the playing hall at our State Scholastic Chess Champions and eating my lunch.  I still have to work on that laser beam thing.  The guy next to me is a physicist from MIT who works on lasers. Maybe he can help recalibrate me.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Randy - You are having way too much fun today! :-)  Check with the MIT guy and see if he wants to buy or sell real estate in Phoenix - I pay a great referral fee!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago

He is looking here in Honolulu. 

If I get anyone looking at Phoenix you will get the referral.  :)

 

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Tony... I don't remember the last time i did only one thing at a time.... Sorry guys..The MIT guy  bought in Manhattan Beach
Posted by Kaye Thomas, e-PRO, Manhattan Beach CA (Real Estate West) over 12 years ago

It's a crazyworld for sure.  I used to think the older you got the more you slow down.  Ha....well that is simply NOT the case. If has only gotten worse for me.  I am more wound up than ever.  If there were 48 hours in the day I still couldn't finish all that I have to do.  

 

Patricia Aulson/CallPatricia.Com! 

Posted by Anonymous over 12 years ago
Thanks for the kick in the behind, now I have to go back and start with number one.
Posted by Dena Stevens Coriz, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004 (Rocky Mountain Realty ) over 12 years ago

Tony.... not only a very good post with some good information.... but I liked the layout also....  good job all around.

 

                                                                                           jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 12 years ago
Randy - You are the Chess Man!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago
Kaye - I know you're kidding - you have to be kidding - don't you????!!!  :-)  Manhattan Beach huh?  Well - I know where to send those referrals!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago
Patricia - Don't forget to sign in when making comments to get credit (points!) for your comments!  Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago
Dena - Glad this helped - we'll talk soon!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago
Jeff - Thanks for stopping by and glad that you liked the series - visit often!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago

I'm a focus kind of guy Tony.  At least that's what Mr. Tom Rath says in his book "Strenghts Finder 2.0".  Thanks for the reading.  Great stuff.

Ken

Posted by Ken Spencer, for Verrado, Buckeye, Sundance (Serendra Realty Group ) over 12 years ago
Spencer - any time!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 12 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) almost 4 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty) over 3 years ago

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