In a blog Post related to one’s personal gifts, adapted from his new book The Earned Life, the renowned leadership expert and bestselling author Marshall Goldsmith talks about how someone with a particular gift can use that gift for a variety of goals.
Goldsmith writes, “When you develop a highly specialized skill and practice it like a dedicated craftsman, you can call the shots. You’re more unique and therefore in greater demand. You’re more engaged, and blessed with greater purpose.”
A growing nonprofit is making the world cleaner, one little-used hotel bar of soap at a time. Clean the World focuses on repurposing bar soap. Participating companies can enroll in the program online and receive boxes to collect discarded products at their properties. Full boxes of used soap are shipped to the nonprofit’s warehouses. It distributes the soap — which is cleaned and repurposed by being made into bars that can be used by others — to charities and organizations that serve people in need. This is a specialized company that serves many people.
In The Earned Life Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crises, including regrets that stem from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroute destinies, and haunt our memories. These are particularly timely themes today.
With Goldsmith’s book as a guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life that is fulfilling in the long run.
You can read Marshall Goldsmith’s blog here.
About Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall Goldsmith has been recognized for years as the world’s leading executive coach and the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Mojo, and Triggers. He received his Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In his coaching practice, Goldsmith has advised more than 200 major CEOs and their management teams. He and his wife live in Nashville, Tennessee.
About The Earned Life
In The Earned Life (Currency Books), Marshall Goldsmith uncovers the source of today’s existential crisis: regret, the kind stemming from choices that irrevocably alter our lives, reroutes destinies, and haunts our memories—particularly timely themes as the pandemic and Great Resignation inspire people to seek meaning in their lives, get unstuck and make changes. With this book as their guide, readers can close the gap between what they plan to achieve and what they actually get done—even in a world full of inescapable unfairness and curveballs—and live an earned life too fulfilling to dwell on the “what ifs.”
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