Saturday, May 19, 2012
Are You Doing What You Are?
Paul D. Tieger, in his book entitled Do What You Are, makes a very simple point: understanding yourself and your personality will enhance your success on the job.
Do you know yourself well enough to do what you are? Do you want to discover a perfect career just for you? If so, try these simple ideas to start the process:
Discover Your Strengths
The avid professional will do what it takes to prove himself, but without working from a person's inherent strengths, working hard will eventually lead to burnout. Try StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tim Rath. It will get you fired up about you, and it may point to the fact that you've worked on your weaknesses for too long.
Take a Personality Assessment
If your company will allow it, ask them to sponsor an assessment like the MBTI® or Everything DiSC. The more you know about yourself, the more these instruments can help you target specific jobs with specific tasks and projects that will energize you and complement your strengths.
Are you willing to do what it takes? The Panorama Personal Development Group, LLC, can help you with the Learn | Innovate | Communicate™ process as you discover yourself and what you do best. Let us know if you have any questions. Best of luck!