Working Genius and Focusing Your Focus

For this wellness Wednesday I am going to share a little about Working Genius, and a related discussion about deciding.

Working Genius is a model based on the work of author and leadership guru Patrick Lencioni around what he calls The 6 Types of Working Genius.

I highly recommend the book to anyone in leadership or anyone just interested in learning a better way to understand your gifts, your frustration and your team.

You can learn more about the book, the model and even take an assessment at

As I have already alluded to, it’s especially useful if you’re in a leadership position where you lead teams.

It will help you help them find the joy that comes from doing more of what you are created to do, and less of what you aren’t.

Team KMMA and I are having a Working Genius luncheon for staff training today. 🙂

On a related note, I have had two meetings today to help people with their roles and goals.

In both cases I started by figuring out what they really want– in the short and long term.

These are crucial questions.

Because we need to know that answer before we proceed with decisions and plans.

1. We want to make sure we are solving the right problems based on that answer and,

2. there’s nothing worse than working hard for something you don’t really want.

3. And, it is also true that we are always free to choose-  what we are not free from is the consequences of that choice.

And that’s OK…

provided that the consequences are acceptable.

What’s not ok is to complain about the results from the choices and actions that we make and take; nor for me (or anyone) to impose my choices and values on someone else.


This the importance of first asking the questions.


Finally, if you haven’t seen my facebook live from this morning, you can watch it here if you’d like.

It may serve you well, for yourself or for someone you’d like to help.

There are lots of bad things happening the the world. I was thinking about how to help a loved one who gets overwhelmed by that.

So the video is about focusing our focus to best serve the people and areas of life most important to us.


Let me know if you like it.



Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts

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About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commisioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

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