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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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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

Do what you love: Top 5 advantages of doing work in alignment with who you are

How much do you like it when you’re forced to be someone other than who you truly are?
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

Top 5 personality tests (part 2): Discover your strengths with the Strengths Finder Assesstment

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.

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Career Personality Test: The best personality tests for career happiness

best personality testsYou’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

Find your Path: How to get back in touch with your inspiration

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.

No guilt. No shame. No shoulds.

But trying to do what you love as an adult, it’s Continue reading

Your Ideal Career: The 1 thing you absolutely need to know about yourself

know yourselfI believe the most important piece to figuring out your ideal career is to 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

Do what you love: How to figure out what you want to be doing with your life

How to figure outWhen it comes to finding clarity about what it is you want to be doing with your life, there are two major lines of thought.

And interestingly enough, noticing which one resonates the most with you will tell you things about your personality.

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