i read this book in one day... not sure if i have ever done that before?!?!
AWESOME book! short (only 110 page) & easy reading.
the book: the truth about you / your secret to success
by: marcus buckingham(the picture is kinda small & you can't read it all)
not a christan book (usually what i read)
not a parenting book (usually what i read)
but a friend of chad's gave him this before christmas & said he thought we would both like it.
throughout the whole book it talks about finding & knowing your strengths & weaknesses.
to thrive in life, you must understand your weakness, so clearly that they never trip you up.
learn how to name, own & channel your strength's so that the rest of us can benefit from them.
weakness - any activity that leaves you feeling weaker after doing it
strength - pay close attention to what you're feeling before, during, after an activity.
along with the book come with a REMEMO PAD (helping you reveal your strenths using everyday experiences) - you carry this notepad around with you for a week & when you feel strong / weak you write down the activity you're doing.
i can't tell you enough, explain any better how good & how this book has changed my outlook on what i do as a youth pastor's wife. i no longer feel guilty for not doing certain things because i know its not my strength. i don't need to foucs on my weaknesses which makes me tired, upset, & discouraged. i need to focus my time & engery on what excite me, encourage,& uplift me. if you're doing something that you really like & you do it well then your attitude, your life will show it. the people around you will also benefit from it too.
a HUGE burden was lifted!