What makes you (and your work) and unique?
For a long time, as much as I disliked the word “competition” and had tried to shift my mindset about it, I couldn’t shake the tightness in the pit of my stomach at the thought of it.
I had just launched my website in English, and I felt like a tiny particle of dust in a vast universe.
Why would anyone choose to work with me? -I wondered.
I knew it was
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
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
It’s not your skills what counts when you want to create a fulfilling path. Instead, you need to search for something else…
(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:)
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 was on a train on my way to the Uni when I saw a familiar face
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!
(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
someone other than who you truly are? How much do you like it when you’re forced to be
I guess not too much…
Because going against your natural grain demands an extra, constant amount of energy on your part, it is really draining. And thus it’s not sustainable.
On the contrary, doing work that is in alignment with who you are, has many, Continue reading
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase: “Play to your Strengths”
But has anyone ever encouraged you to do exactly that?
Lucky you if you had that kind of support around you, but I doubt it. It’s not very common.
So what are exactly your strengths?
Marcus Buckingham, author of
“Now. Discover your strengths” and “Go put your strengths to work” defines strengths as those activities that when you do them leaves you feeling energized.
The thing is, how do you find your strengths? Continue reading
In my last article, I shared with you what I consider to be the most useful personality tests.
I’ve found them and used them all myself in my quest for purpose.
I believe that understanding yourself (and others) is a must if you’re serious about creating a fulfilling career and life.
Because it’s impossible to choose a path in when you have no idea who you truly are, right? alignment with your authentic self
Today starts a series of articles where Continue reading
or doesn’t allow you to play to your strengths. Period. You’ll never be happy in a career that is misaligned with your values
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
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out your ideal career is to I believe the most important piece to figuring know yourself.
It truly made all the difference for me.
But what exactly do you need to know about yourself?
Most people -and this is a common mistake- base their career choices solely on their skills.
It seems the logical thing to do, right?
But it’s not your skills that matter when meaning and fulfillment are your goals. Instead, you need to know how Continue reading