“Beyond Talent: Become Someone Who Gets Extraordinary Results “is a great book by John Maxwell.
This book is filled with great wisdom and in order to be benefited from this book it needs to be read a few times and has to be applied personally. I would suggest reading this book a few times and digesting it while applying the principles presented to get the most out of it. As always apart from his words of wisdom, John Maxwell uses quotes from various people including coaches, leaders and artists to name a few.
John writes that life is a matter of choices and every choice that we make makes us. But one of the most important choices you will make is “Who will you become?” Life is not merely a matter of holding and playing a good hand as you would hope to do in card game.
Talent is God given.
This book talks about “Talent + Right Choices = A Talent plus Person”
John Maxwell shares 13 attributes that are required to maximize your potential in order to live the life of your dreams.
1. Belief lifts your talent.
2. Passion energizes your talent
3. Initiative activates your talent.
4. Focus directs your talent.
5. Preparation positions your talent.
6. Practice sharpens your talent.
7. Perseverance sustains your talent.
8. Courage tests your talent.
9. Teachability expands your talent.
10. Character protects your talent.
11. Relationships influence your talent.
12. Responsibility strengthens your talent.
13. Teamwork multiplies your talent.
Each chapter ends with Application exercises based on the content from that chapter. (As an example Chapter 1 ends with “Talent + Belief” application exercises, Chapter 2 ends with “Talent + Passion” application exercises, Chapter 3 ends with “Talent + Initiative” application exercises to give an idea) and these exercises are extremely challenging and beneficial towards personal application.
The talent plus people are those who maximize their talent, reach their potential and fulfill their destiny. John’s prayer is that this book “Beyond Talent” will help the reader to steer themselves in the right direction and to make right choices that will empower the reader to become a talent plus person, build upon the foundations of our abilities, and live our life to your fullest potential.
I will be reading this book over a few times to be fully benefited from it. Some of the chapters have challenged me personally as I was reading through this book for the first time.
Thanks to John Maxwell for another great book. I strongly recommend this book and give it a 5 star rating.
Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of “Beyond Talent” by John Maxwell to review. Opinions expressed are my own and not those of Thomas Nelson.