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Episode 34: How Our Weaknesses Can Become Our Strengths – David Rendall

“At some point, your unique fit might be something that isn’t a job. Sometimes, you have to create the right fit, you can’t necessarily find it. And I think that’s the beauty of it.”

In this episode, Matt and Courtney chat with David Rendall, a keynote speaker and MC. Over the last fifteen years, David has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His previous clients include the US Air Force and the Australian Government, as well as Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, and State Farm Insurance.

David says he believes that in life, under the right circumstances, our weaknesses become strengths. This is something he has dubbed, “The Freak Factor.”

“As an entrepreneur, as an adult, outside of the traditional education system, my weaknesses were strengths. So, it’s not who I am that sort of is something or isn’t something, it’s who you are related to where you are and too often, we don’t focus on that.”

David says you can take this concept and apply it to business concepts and professional development. “When you’re thinking about your career…when you’re thinking about the kind of people to hire for your business, really, what you’re looking for is the right match between the person and the place. It’s not just finding ‘good people.'”

He says can also apply this concept to multifamily property management. “There’s not necessarily such a thing as a ‘bad apartment.’ It’s ‘Is this what I need in this particular situation? This is small and I don’t want to have to do a lot cleaning. This is close to where I want to be…It’s the right fit for me right now.’ You’re looking to find out who wants that thing you have.” 

Resources
David’s website: https://drendall.com/
David’s Facebook: https://facebook.com/daverendall
David’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/giantfreakinpink/

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