This FREE Tool Box is designed to guide you to career fulfillment and success -- from figuring out what you are doing right to figuring out what you want to change, it will guide you to find your purpose or optimize your LinkedIn profile. New resources added periodically.
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Remember, life is a journey, not the destination and there is no better time to start down your path than today!
Needs: Your life is made up of a variety of factors that behavioral and positive psychologists have nicely packaged into a "wheel of life" for us.
The wheel is really cool because it makes easier to see where in life we are getting it "right" and where in life we might want to make some changes.
If one or two areas are way out of balance, it makes it a lot easier to understand and see that we should put as much weight or value on these areas as the others -- after all a wheel with a few spokes missing or one flat side, won't roll down the road of life very smoothly (or at all)!Unlock
, why should you care about values?
On a path to designing a life of FREEDOM and PURPOSE, identifying our core values is a foundational step to authentic living and self-awareness. Today we will gain both self-knowledge and confidence in identifying and clarifying our core values.
Clarifying values is important because it allows us to speak up for what is essential, aligning our work with a deeper meaning. Most importantly knowing and honoring our values makes life choices, both big and little, easier.
How does value-based decision-making build confidence? There is freedom from worry and a reduced need to ask for advice or validation when we are clear about our values. If you know your values, you will know what is the right choice for you in any given situation or moment.Unlock
Why Character Strengths?
Study after study reports that when our life and our work is aligned with our characters strengths we experience greater well-being and satisfaction.
Employers that appreciate employees character strengths report better retention and better leadership.
Knowing your characters strengths is more powerful than a little self-awareness, it can allow you to integrate better in your personal life and in your work TODAY while guiding you in the LONGTERM to design that career of FREEDOM and FUN!Unlock
What you do and why you are good at it/enjoy it/etcetera!
You should have already done the VIA Character Strength Survey which we called your way of “being.” Now we will distinguish the Top 5 CliftonStrengths results as your way of “doing.”
Unlike VIA which is a sliding scale and that might change over time, your way of “doing” tends to remain constant.
What are you naturally good at? How do you work? What do you do?
Some might call these your natural talents.
The Clifton Strengths Finder test identifies 34 different strengths.
Reflect over the various exercises that you've done and what you've learned about yourself.
Now think back on your life. You can go back 6 days, 6 months or 6 years. Or all of the above. Think about a time in which you were at your best. When did you shine? When did you solve a problem or really excel at something? How did this experience start? What strengths did you use? How did you feel before, during and after this experience?Unlock
The idea behind this exercise is to find themes and remove thinking traps or judgments that you’ve made or inherited regarding certain lines of work or jobs.
Download the worksheet and set aside 20 minutes or so to do this exercise.Unlock
Set aside one or two hours for this exercise at a time in which you are rested and won't be disturbed. Maybe start by taking a few minutes to focus on your breath. Clear your mind and be present!Unlock
“Visualization is the human beings vehicle to the future – good, bad or indifferent. It’s strictly in our control.”
Uncovering and orienting our career path is a process.
An internal process.
There is not a formula for what you should do with your life.
Sometimes all we want is a formula or at the least -- someone to tell us what to do.
In reality, if we were all to be assigned “a life purpose” we’d suddenly feel stuck -- we’d lose our freedom to choose and the ability to align our work with our values.
Now that you are clear on your values, your strengths and you've identified a purpose you are ready to set your direction and define some goals to set you on your path. First, I've got a video to help you understand how goals play into your direction; and so that you can understand why setting goals, actually helps you to deal with uncertainty down the road.Unlock
Why is there a free tool on FOREGIVENESS?
How on earth does this tie into building a purpose-driven and fulfilling career?
Lots of ways.
When we fail to forgive when we hold on to those hurts, it blocks us, it prevents us from experiencing personal freedom.
Maybe we need to forgive ourselves for making a bad choice. Maybe we need to forgive a loved-one, a mentor, a teacher or someone along our path for hurting us.
Maybe we are not pursuing our dreams, because someone led us to believe that we are not enough -- not good enough, not smart enough, not ________; whatever the belief, the first step to standing for ourselves is to forgive.
Don't believe me?
Watch this quick 2-minute video "Foregive Assholes" by Have a Little Faith.Unlock
Whether you are young or old and wherever you are in the world, it's certain that from time to time (or all the time) you feel uncomfortable expressing your needs and values.
Maybe you are afraid someone will reject you.
Maybe you are afraid you will sound pushy.
Maybe you are focused on efficiency.
Maybe you say what comes to mind and expect to be understood.
Maybe you've got something else holding you back.
Regardless of your personal situation, this 4-step process opens the door for clear, kind, and effective communication.Unlock
What to think about when you write your headline? Do you want to be boring and average?
An effective headline is more than just a job title. You can use your headline to differentiate you from your peers and give relevant and useful information about your skills and experience.
A good headline describes your competencies, what you can do, what you offer in the form of a solution or a service to an employer, a client or a B2B partner.Unlock
Before and after you write your LinkedIn profile you can use this checklist to make sure that you've addressed all the crucial components of your profile!Unlock