It’s a numbers game

July 24th, 2015

CRANIUM Point: Multiple Intelligences not a narrow view of smart
Value the multiple intelligences all individuals bring to the team.


I hope you’re not one of those people who says, “I’m not good with numbers,” or “math isn’t my thing.”  That sort of deflating self-talk is not healthy and not true.  There’s a million number of ways of being ‘good with numbers.’  Your strength with numbers in paying bills, creating forecasts and spreadsheets, developing a budget, estimating costs.

Build on your strength with numbers by doing more of what you are confident in. Being good with balancing your checkbook, for example, could make your budget easier to manage.  You might be good with spreadsheets and by learning some new techniques you could generate profit and loss statements to make up for the stress of having to forecast and allocate resources.

The larger point is to that having a weakness in one area is never a good reason to throw the baby out with the bath water.  Your strengths can more than make up for your weaknesses.

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