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Stay in Your Strength Zone

Lots of people waste countless years of their lives trying to be someone they’re not and doing things that they’re not good at. We all have strengths. I hope that you’ve sat down to identify what your strengths are. I hope that you know what your strength zones are, and I hope and pray that you live within those strengths because the most authentic, the most powerful, the most transformative version of you is when you’re in your strengths. I don’t know when and where society taught us to just identify your weaknesses and do what you have to do to strengthen them. Here’s the thing – we’re all good at something. Not everyone’s going to be good at the same stuff and that’s okay. There’s no need.

What Happens When You Try To Improve On Weaknesses

I’ve used this analogy before and it’s really important and I want you to just internalize it a little bit more. The education system, and by the way, now I’m a college professor so when I talk about the education system I feel I’m a part of a broader thing. But the education system – let’s just go with grade school – I believe is flawed. It’s a controversial statement. I mean a lot of people know that, but here’s why. Let’s just say little Sally or Little Johnny is horrible at math, right? I’m talking about just for whatever reason, whether it’s dyslexia, whether it’s just inability to understand numbers, whether it’s the lack of focus and attention span, maybe there’s some stuff going on at home, they just have a hard time with math, and they keep failing and getting zeros and twos, no matter how hard Little Johnny or Sally’s trying. The school identifies this weakness in that person and they say, “come on over here, we’re going to do everything we can to strengthen your mathematical skills. We want you to become better at math because it’s so important and crucial and vital in your life and in success.” And little Johnny and Sally start getting tutors and individual education plans and learning plans and put in little special classes to learn more math, and no matter what they do they can’t do that well. And guess what? Maybe they’re a zero or a two out of 10 and after all this practice they become a four or a 5 out of 10. Well, guess what, they improved, but now their 5 out of 10 is failing pretty much. So now they’re just below average in math. Oh yeah, society really rewards below average, don’t they? “Hey, are you below average in something? Oh yeah, come over here, we want you.” But guess what, little Johnny or Sally might be extraordinary at writing or literature or poetry. Little Johnny and Sally might be extraordinary at music or art. They might be a 9 out of 10 just naturally if they put all that time, energy, effort and stayed in their strength zone, they can become a 10 out of 10. They can become extraordinary at it and guess what, society rewards extraordinary. Society rewards extraordinary and little Johnny and Sally will be celebrated for just who they are and living in their strength. My friends, stay in your strength zones. There’s no need to focus on your weaknesses. There’s no need.

Join Forces with Others

 Somebody else out there is good at what you’re not good at. Couple with them, use them to get Henry Ford, right? This really famous tycoon of a businessman – what he said, he said, “I do not know all the answers in life. I don’t know how to solve specific things. I don’t know how to do specific things, but guess what, I know someone who does, and I have access to people that do, and as long as they know how to do it, it’s good enough for me. He doesn’t try to go learn all that stuff. He just does what he does. Stay in your strength zones. Ask yourself, “am I staying in my strength zone?”

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Kelsey Gearhart

Director of Business Development

Kelsey carries multiple years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. Her passion for this field comes from her personally knowing recovery from addiction.

Prior to Buckeye she held titles of Recovery Coach, Operations Director, and Admissions Director. Kelsey was brought on at Buckeye Recovery as the Director of Business Development. She has a passion for ensuring every individual gets the help that they need, and does so by developing relationships with other providers.

Kelsey also oversees our women’s sober living environments – The Chadwick House for Women. She is committed to creating a safe, nurturing, and conducive environment for all women that walk through the doors of Chadwick.