Beyond Talent, by John Maxwell, is a reminder that it takes more than good intentions and raw talent to succeed. Maxwell points out how we all know someone with lots of talent. This person had everything going for them, but they are still stuck in their parents basements (either metaphorically or literally). The book reminds us that: it’s not your raw talents that make you successful. It’s what you actually do with your talent which makes you successful.
This book seemed really interesting to me after only hearing its premise. The book definitely challenged what I thought if success and how to achieve it. I loved how many quotes and true stories Maxwell includes in every chapter. There is a new quote or story every few pages. These not only strengthened Maxwell’s point, but showed how this book isn’t “get rich quick” scheme, but is merely an observation of how people have, can, and do succeed.
If you feel like you are in a rut or even if you are doing well, this book will give you a positive and strong outlook and methods to succeed.