I just want to tell you a very short story which may go some way to explaining why you may be frustrated at work. And this is a real life story set in Mexico with a guy called Hector who is a brilliant shoe maker. Now, Hector’s shoes are so good that people come from as far as France to buy his shoes, but Hector is really frustrated. He’s frustrated because although he knows in his mind that he could be making 100 pairs of shoes per week, he’s actually making 30 pairs of shoes per week. He’s spending most of his time doing sales and marketing and collecting payments (which he is really bad at).
So Hector’s friend introduces him to Sergio. Now, Sergio is great at sales, great at marketing and he’s even better at collecting payments. The two of them work together and after a year, they’re easily making 100 pairs of shoes per week by working in tandem and collecting the money on time and have a thriving business. And they’re much happier!
The message here is that you:
- Need to begin to figure out your strengths, [favourite] skills and natural talents.
- And then you need to seek out roles and opportunities that are aligned with your skills and natural talents. Either within your current organisation or elsewhere.
- And then begin to work with people who compliment your skills and compliment your strengths
Both of you, or all of you within your team will be much happier.
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