Hey Team. All right. So I just got back from sunny Las Vegas. Had a blast with my boys. And I wanted to walk through something with you guys that I read last month. I talked to the leadership class about this not too long ago. Today we’re going to talk about honing your skill.
How many of you guys know Ben Franklin? Ben Franklin has a lot of great inventions. Electricity. Kites. He’s on the hundred dollar bill, the C-note. All that kind of stuff. There’s a phrase out there. You’ve probably heard it. “Jack of all trades. Master of none.” Well, that’s a misquote.
I read this earlier this month and I was really taken aback and it really kind of drew me in and made me think about it. What Benjamin Franklin actually said was “Be a jack of all trades but a master of one.” So if you take away the n, what he was really saying is that you should master one thing. You should put effort and focus into being great at one thing.
I read in a book by John Maxwell not too long ago also that it said “You personally can do one thing better than 10,000 other people.” That also is pretty cool, right? As you’re sitting there if you want to hit pause, go ahead. I want you to understand and think about it. I can do something better than 10,000 other people. That’s awesome.
You’re a jack of all trades, but you’re a master of one. Be honing your skill.
Take that forward. The rest of this month as we’re rolling into April, think about that. Put your heart and soul into that one thing that you’re passionate about. And be great. Be excellent. Be a jack of all trades. Know a little bit about a lot of different things. Be good at stuff. Put your passion, your heart, and your soul into that one thing that you’re absolutely fabulous at, that you have passion for. So that you can make a difference in your community. So that you can make a difference in your society. Put people first.
All right. Happy Wednesday. Workshop Wednesday. Be valuable because nothing less will do. And I will see you guys next week.