I’mso tired of the topic of purpose.
Well, not exactly about the topic in itself, but with the way it’s been discussed lately online.
I’m tired of the manipulative, guilt-based approaches that many experts out there are using with respect to the idea of “living your purpose”, don’t you?
Instead of helping us live more meaningful, inspired, and satisfying lives, expressing our purpose has almost turned into a chore:
Another task to add to our already-full-to-do-list, another reason to feel like a failure, and think that we are Continue reading →
I was on a train on my way to the Uni when I saw a familiar face among the crowd. My high school math teacher, whom I hadn’t seen for years, was standing next to the door, on the right side of the wagon.
I went to greet her:
– Hi, Do you remember me? I’m Charo Pinilla. I was a student of yours a few years ago”
You’ll never be happy in a career that is misaligned with your values or doesn’t allow you to play to your strengths. Period.
And so, many of us ended up at the wrong career because we lacked enough clarity about who we are and what’s important to us. Because, to put it simply, knowing who you are is an essential requirement for career happiness. Continue reading →
There are many personality tests out there to help you gain a better understanding of yourself. And since knowing who you are is key to career happiness, you’ll benefit tremendously from using them.
The thing with personality tests is that each one uses a different language, they look at you from a slightly different perspective, giving you a different type information about who you are, and what’s more important in my opinion,* some of those* tests will resonate with you and others won’t.
The problem with relying on just one personality test is that it limits you too much. You can miss relevant information and it can even be counterproductive.
If the secret to career happiness is to choose a career in alignment with your values, talents and strengths, then the first step to any fulfilling career change has to be gaining a good understanding of who you are.
And here is where personality tests come handy.
For me, taking personality tests it’s a fun thing to do, but I admit there are some downsides to using personality tests. Continue reading →