Weaknesses that make you stronger - SunStar

Weaknesses that make you stronger

If You Could See Me NowTom Rath’s ‘Strengths Finder 2.0’
Dan Miranda, TV host

WE SPEND so much time fixing our eyes on our weaknesses that we forget our strengths matter more. I recently read “Strengths Finder 2.0” and by the name itself, this book will help you find your top five skills. On the last page of the book, you will be given an access code for a test on their website. Based on a the 34 common talents that the Gallup group of scientists enumerated, your top five strengths will be drawn out of this pool after you answer the test.

If you’re like me and you constantly want to understand yourself or if you want to know where you will thrive and shine, then I suggest you get this book. I LOVE THIS BOOK. It helped me understand why I look at things the way I do. It helped me embrace who I am and what I am capable of doing.

“Strengths Finder 2.0” will explain to you what your strengths mean and will give you concrete action plans to develop it. And for someone like me who cannot figure out what I want to do with my life, this book actually jotted down a list of career options I can pursue.

I always thought I would excel in a certain career path, but when I took the test and read the description of my strengths, I was totally wrong. Apparently, the one thing I thought I was no good at turned out to be my strength.

Don’t fit into the mold, dare to know who you are.

*****

Tom Rath’s ‘Strengths Finder 2.0’A reminder to yuppies
Julie Nieva, chocolate lover

THE very essence of a well-contented life is by simply finding satisfaction with what one has.

This is the message vividly captured and imaginatively crafted in the words of Cecelia Ahern’s “If You Could See Me Now.” This tale centers on Elizabeth whose poignant past forced her to take the role of a grown-up at a young age, concentrating on her career and failing to recognize the simple beauty of life.

Elizabeth’s solitude led her to see an imaginary friend, revamping the concept that imaginary friends can actually be seen by stubborn yet vulnerable grown-ups who are in need of a companion. What follows is a developing friendship in a wonderful journey of humility and contentment.

The novel is an ideal reminder to yuppies caught up in the whirlwind of corporate life to take a pause from blindly chasing the things they can’t have and to just simply admire those that they have.

Its heart wrenching yet stirring ending ignites hope that it is unnecessary to go to far places in search of dreams and bliss as the best things in life is just within one’s self, only waiting to be uncovered.

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