Steve Vai in an interview with Just Sandercoe
The important thing is to find what it is that excites you and disregard what anyone else is doing or saying and just go after that. That's what you are going to be the most successful at also. People always say to me, "How do I get my music into the world?" and "How do I sell it?" and the answer that I give is "Find the thing that you are natural and really good at and then exaggerate it." I never worked on my weaknesses. I only worked on my strengths and I exaggerate them. And that's how I get the particular voice that I have on the instrument.
To date, Division I, WCHA hockey continues to be strong. Unfortunately, the MN Gophers were swept by new comers University of Nebraska - Omaha. But, the team that we really care about is the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota and they came home with 4 points after beating the Bemidji State Beaver, also new-comers to the WCHA.
The MN Wild won their 9th consecutive home-opener, defeating the Ottawa Senators but lost their second game last night.
On a different note.....my team is going to be recognizing our boss for top-performance and specifically for living out and marketing the Strengths philosophy here at Wells Fargo. She will be receiving a GOLD COIN from our Executive VP at a face-to-face meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, the first week of November, which is a pretty high honor here at Wells.
She is a huge fan and adoring admirer of Marcus. Is there any way that Marcus could write a quite "congrats" note that we could attach to her gold coin? It would mean the world to her and it would be a pretty cool/unique recognition!
Thank you so much for the welcome note. I attended the Women of Faith conference this weekend in Phoenix, AZ and had the privilege to hear Marcus speak. I was very inspired. I purchased his book and look forward to reading it. I took the strongest life test this morning and my Lead role is Advisor and my Supporting is Caretaker. Very surprised about the Advisor. I am looking forward to learning more.
Just returned from a Women of Faith event and heard Marcus talk about strengths philosophy and it really hit home, since I just decided to go in a different direction that I thought was too easy for me. I love to cook and love to share with others and love kitchen gadgets so have started a home based business doing all of the above after years of struggling trying to find what is out there for me. It was in front of me all along duh! and I just couldn't see it. Thank you for helping to remove the blinders.
Thank you for the welcome note. I certainly look forward to being part of this community. There is definitely a sizeable number of us down here in South Africa who wholeheartedly buy into the "strengths philosophy". I find the strengths message shared by TMBC very profound, simple and logical and yet most difficult to sell in a world that strongly buys into the notion of the well-rounded individual (which tends to be an individual that spends more time trying to work on their weaknesses and not spending more time doing what they do best).