The Person Called YOU
Why You're Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life
By Bill Hendricks
"I can't stand my job anymore."
"I feel like I have no direction.”
“What should I really be doing with my life?”
"What’s my purpose?"
For the past twenty years, Bill Hendricks has been helping people of all ages and stages stymied by those kinds of questions. The key is found in harnessing the power of their giftedness. Every person has their own unique giftedness. Including you. And the best way to discover it is not through a test or an inventory or a gift assessment exercise, but from your own life story.
The Person Called YOU is a celebration, exploration, and explanation of human giftedness. Bill describes what it is (and isn’t), where it comes from, and how you can discover your own giftedness. Most importantly, he shows the potential of that insight to transform your life. Especially your work and relationships. Rather than just paying lip service to the popular notion that “everyone is unique,” Bill puts a fine point on just how unique you really are, and how your personhood and purpose are inseparably linked.
You’re not just a “type” of person. You’re you! With a unique way of doing life that fits you for a particular calling. Honor that God-given wiring and you’ll start waking up with a sense of meaning, purpose, confidence, and direction. No, your problems won’t all be solved. The world doesn’t work that way. But as Bill shows through numerous stories of the people who've engaged him, it works a lot better when you use your giftedness to make your best contribution.
The Person Called YOU is a practical guide to living the life you were meant to live. It’s for anyone who knows they aren't quite where they ought to be—where they would flourish—and wants to start being who they were made to be. Is that really possible? Absolutely! It all begins with what Bill calls the “good truth” about you.
Paperback, 240 pages – $11.99
Kindle – $10.49
The Power of Uniqueness
Why You Can't Be Anything You Want to Be
By Arthur F. Miller, Jr., with William Hendricks
Somewhere along the way, we've all been told, "You can be anything you want to be." But is that true? Drawing on nearly forty years of experience examining the achievements of more than 50,000 individuals, Art Miller, Jr. reveals a discovery about human nature that turns that notion on its head. Art shows that people are endowed from birth with a very specific and unique pattern of giftedness and motivation. That pattern is the key that unlocks their greatest energies.
In this book, Art explains the nature of human giftedness and its implications for the school, the workplace, and the church.
More than any other person in the field today, Arthur has a gift for seeing patterns in the way you and I relate to the world—and to our gifts. And he has a gift for teaching us to do the same. I have, in my own work with job hunters and career changers, been able to use his insights in so many ways. I think you will, too.
From the Foreword by Richard Bolles, Author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
Paperback, 258 pages – $13.26
Discovering Your Giftedness: A Step-By-Step Guide
If you're a do-it-yourself sort of person, Discovering Your Giftedness arms you with a simplified version of the approach we use at The Giftedness Center to discover your giftedness. It's a proven method for telling certain kinds of stories from your own life history to a partner, then analyzing those stories to find your particular pattern of behavior. Obviously you won't get the in-depth expertise and experience of a professional, but we offer this resource as a way of extending our services even when we can't engage with someone directly.
The Informational Interview
By William Hendricks
The best source of information about any job or career option you're considering is someone already doing that work. This paper explains how to locate such a person using contacts you already have, and then how to approach them for information. It includes a set of suggested questions to ask when someone agrees to meet, along with numerous tips on how to act professionally.
Informational interviewing is by far the most productive way to pursue a career path. It's a proven process used for years by successful job-seekers, including many clients of The Giftedness Center. Remember, the job you really want may never get posted. The only way to find it is to find out who needs what you have to offer.
PDF, 12 pages – Free
Bill describes his blog as "a celebration of human giftedness—which is to say, a celebration of you." He writes about the nature and application of giftedness to everyday life, and especially to work. Popular posts have included: