-What are some situations where you feel you are in your "sweet spot?"
-I feel in my "sweet spot" when I am at work in the training room, in a classroom teaching about athletic training, when I am explaining something to a student or an athlete about an injury, when I am doing a rehabilitation on a body part, when I am talking to someone about work, sports, or life. These are all great times and examples of when I am in my "sweet spot".
-What are some areas where you feel you are totally out of your areas of strengths?
-I feel out of my area when I am talking about a new subject or a new rehabilitation technique for a body part. One because if i have not researched it or read about it I will feel so lost and a bit out of my norm. The other issue were I feel out of my area would be given a topic to talk about that I have nothing to do with. For example I am a sports medicine major, so a lot of sciences and about the human body right. Well i was asked to do a presentation on Business! and how the athletic department affected the college business side of the college. I was so lost and had no clue what to talk about.
-Share some thoughts on this with our group through your blog.
-I do agree with Marcus Buckingham, and what he had to say in his video. "That from the beginning we were taught to focus on our weaknesses and not our strengths". (Buckingham, 2009)". In some cases I can see that a bit of work on the weakness side will be beneficial, like in sports, eating habits, and exercise these are all areas that if we have a weakness we should fix them. But if we are really good in English, and Writing, but not in Math or Science, then lets focus on the things that we are good at. lets become great at then and enjoy doing those things for the rest of our lives.
I am Juan Lopez ATC, LAT, I work for Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona. This is my second year at AWC, I work with eight sports and enjoy working at this level of athletics.