Category Archives: Know Yourself

Your message: 3 Brain-based facts that will help you craft a more memorable message

We carry within us the wisdom gathered by our ancestors. From the very beginning of our species, two million years ago, all the lessons on how to survive and thrive go stored in us.

It’s fascinating to discover we still carry that information in our DNA and our brain…

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Know yourself: The number one gift of knowing yourself

As a kid, I used to be the typical Nice Girl: Good grades, homework on time, obedient at home…(and not always happy to be so, let me tell you).

Nevertheless, I was scolded off again and again for just one thing…

…I was too chatty at school!

My teachers would catch me talking to my best friend, instead of paying attention to what the teacher was saying.

Most of the times though, I was just Continue reading

5 Things that make you different (so you can stand out) – part 2


5 Things that make you different

In part 1 of this article series, I mentioned how important it is to differentiate if you want to be noticed by those who need your help.

The goal here is to position yourself in the market in a way that makes you stand out from the other professionals.

But I also know that for us heart-centered solopreneurs, not every tactic feels right.

You want people to pay attention to your work…

-…in a way that feels good,

-…it’s aligned with your values, and

-…helps your ideal clients in the best possible way.

In other words, it’s important to show up while being truly YOU.

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Stand out: 5 things that make you stand out and be different from other professionals

5 Things that make you stand out and be different

The only way to stand out in today’s world is to be different from all other professionals out there who do what you do.

The market is so crowded that your ideal clients won’t even notice you unless you position yourself under a different light.

They won’t pay attention to your content.
Yes, that very same content you put so much time and effort to create when you’d rather be helping people. Continue reading

My best advice for building a fulfilling business (skills vs talents vs strengths)

If I had to give you my best advice to help you build a fulfilling business it would be this:
“Get to know yourself …and choose the business path that fits who you really are.”

But, when I say “the business path that fits who you really are”, I’m not suggesting you a focus on using your current skills, because…

It’s not your skills what counts when you want to create a fulfilling path.
Instead, you need to search for something else…

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Your Ideal clients: Understand who your ideal clients are

Figuring out who your ideal clients are: what their biggest challenges, dreams, needs and wants are, is one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your business.
It’s difficult, but it’s also a key factor in business success.

You need to be clear enough about who you help as soon as possible, because you won’t be able to attract clients to your practice if you don’t. Period.

  • How will you know where they gather?
  • How will you know what topics to write about that are of interest to them?
  • How will you know where to share you content?

Without knowing who you serve, trying to connect with them is very hard because… Continue reading

Know yourself: What are INFPs and ENFPs the best at?

Understanding ourselves is a key element of choosing the perfect career or building the business that is right for you.

One of the most common tools used to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves it’s called the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.

Based on Carl Jung’s theories, this framework shows us that there are 16 different types of people, depending on how they prefer to make decisions and gather information.

Of course, each individual is unique, but these 16 groups are helpful in guiding us discover how we prefer to use our minds.

And relative to your career or business path, it can point towards where your biggest contribution may lay.

This article is inspired by a question that Julia Barnickle Continue reading

Is it possible NOT to live your purpose?

I’m so 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

Top 5 Personality Test (part 4): Handwriting analysis

(In this article series I’m sharing the pros and cons of my favorite personality tests. You can find parts 1, 2 and 3 by visiting this link The best personality tests for career happiness:)

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”

-Oh, I know who you are. I remember you handwriting! Continue reading

Top 5 Personality Tests (part 3): Myers Briggs Type Indicator

(This article is part 3 of a series about personality test for career happiness. If you haven’t read previous parts, you can find them here: Top 5 Career Personality Tests (includes links to parts 1 and 2)

The Myers Briggs is probably the most known personality test around.

Based on the works of Carl Jung, it has been widely used among career coaches over the years.

But it is much more than just a career tool, as you’re about to discover.

 

Have you ever tried to discover if you are an Continue reading