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.
When you were a child you knew exactly what you loved to do.
Back then, if you had a typical, regular childhood, you could easily get lost in any activity that drew your attention. You could explore any path that fascinated you. For some time, you could be, well… just YOU.
In every career change, there is always the wish to improve, to find ourselves in a better situation. We might be longing for a higher sense of meaning, or more freedom, or whatever.
However, we don’t know that before we are fully ready to embrace our new career, we need to let go of the old role we’ve been playing. And surprisingly, that’s harder to do than it might seem at first glance.
Letting go is part of the inner process of making any change.
Author William Bridges says in his book “Transitions” that most people are reluctant to admit Continue reading →