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You are a genius!

Albert-Einstein-everyone-is-a-genius-but-if-you-judge-a-fish-by-its-ability-to-climb-a-tree“Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ~ Albert Einstein


Everyone is a genius! You are a genius.  Don’t believe me!?!  Well, why would you?  I’m just Laura Hall, but how can you deny the fact when Albert Einstein tells you that everyone is a genius, and guess what?  You are included in everyone.  So there!  You are a genius!


You know who else is a genius?


Your teenager, you know the one I’m talking about – the one who is making questionable decisions right now – is a genius.  Your spouse is a genius.  Yes, even though they forget to take out the trash, or buy you a gift on your birthday, or leave their socks in the family room despite you constantly reminding them to please take their socks to the laundry room, or…(you get the point).  And you know that person you work with, the employee or coworker who you have to constantly remind about protocols and procedures, yes, they too are a genius.  How can I say that you ask?  Easy!  Albert Einstein told me 🙂


Have you ever heard of the book StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath?  It’s a book I use often with my life coaching clients.  The book is based on the idea that people have several times more potential for growth when they invest evergy in developing their strengths instead of correcting their deficiencies.  In other words, that they stop tring to be a tree climbing fish and instead focus on developing their ability to breathe under water.  Are you living your life with a focus on developing the things that you are naturally gifted at, or are you trying to swim upstream?  Are you encouraging your team, those people around you on a daily basis – your family, your co-workers, your employees – to do the same or are you asking a fish to climb a tree and then wondering why you are all so frustrated?  There is another way.  Start looking for the genius in yourself as well as in those you associate with.  I promise you, it is there.  Then begin asking yourself, how can this genius be used to bring more effectiveness, harmony, peace (or whatever else you think your life or business could use more of) to what is going on right now.


Exactly one week from today, on Wednesday April 30th, I will be leading a workshop right here in Frederick for people who are ready to join in the conversation about what’s right with people and to discuss how looking at strengths can impact you business and your life.  I hope you will consider joining me.  Click here for details.


Laura Hall is an iPEC certified life coach whose business, Hall Coaching, was established in 2009 with the vision of waking women up from the nightmares of “How did I get here?” and, “Is this as good as it gets?”, so that they can begin creating and living the life of their real dreams, hopes and desires. She offers both one on one as well as group coaching services. She can be reached at [email protected] or check out her website at www.hallcoaching.com

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