Whether you’ve faced the question in an interview or have been provoked to do some soul-searching on your own, there’s something to be said for knowing your weaknesses and how to deal with them. Reviewing Steve Jobs’ biography earlier this week got me thinking about strengths & weaknesses and how we manage them.
Thought-Provoker of the Week
The first step to dealing with your weaknesses is learning what they are and how to talk about them. Penelope Trunk talks about how to do both.
Lesson of the Week
Once we’ve identified and come to terms with our weaknesses, we can then focus on turning the into strengths. ZenHabits talks about how to do just that.
Recipe of the Week
This Men’s Health article suggests that the problem with most of our restaurant comfort foods is cheap, poor-quality, artificial ingredients. By using high-quality, real foods, we can take our favorite comfort foods into something that, if not exactly healthy, at least isn’t detrimental to our health.
Product of the Week
Coffee is definitely one of my weaknesses, and while I adore my Starbucks baristas, I’m trying to be more responsible with how much money I spend there.
To help in this endeavor, in addition to my pour-over coffee, we recently spent a grand total of less than $40 on a Bialetti espresso maker and a milk frother to use at home. So far, we’re very impressed with the simplicity and quality of both, and it’s nice being able to have what feels like a little bit of luxury at home.
Laugh of the Week
Sometimes the best way to face a weakness is simply to embrace it, just like Loca, the dog who can’t run.