Be Yourself


Introduction

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Apr 2014

Introduction

One day several summers ago, I was talking on the telephone with a client, reviewing the profile of her natural gifts and abilities. My parents, visiting from Ireland, were sitting on the veranda outside my study. My father is analytical; he spends a lot of time in his head. A few sentences a week is talkative for him.  So, as I consulted with my client,…

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1. Your Unique Design

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Apr 2014

1. Your Unique Design

You are created with an internal design and an internal purpose, and these don’t change. I believe “You can do anything you put your mind to.” However, I don’t believe it in the same way most motivators use it.  When you choose to pursue or put your mind to a goal that also matches your heart’s desires, then I believe you can do anything.In other…

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2. Who Are You?

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Apr 2014

2. Who Are You?

The more gadgets we have to help us save time, the more we try to do. As we rush from one task to the next, we tend to forget who we are. The demands and entertainments of our digital society carry us away from ourselves. In my work, I’ve helped thousands of people remember who they are. In our haste, we’ve mislaid the ability to…

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3. Taking Inventory Of Your Innate Abilities

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Apr 2014

3. Taking Inventory Of Your Innate Abilities

When we profile you, we’re searching for your dominant innate abilities. We filter through the conversation to also establish the ways you naturally work, learn, and communicate; what your core nature is; and the best environment for you to thrive. We try to find out what rewards and motivates you. We also look for the way you interact with time. How do you move through…

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4. Nurturer (From The Relational Family)

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Apr 2014

4. Nurturer (From The Relational Family)

A Nurturer values people before anything else. A Nurturer knows what to say to someone who is experiencing difficult times. It is the person most likely to end up with a date by the end of the night or the one you would most like to deal with at the DMV. Nurturers value people by listening, helping and cherishing them. They make it look effortless…

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5. Justice (From The Integrity Family)

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Apr 2014

5. Justice (From The Integrity Family)

There is nobility in truth and in those who hunt for it and insist upon it. Justices are our human compasses. They point us to true north and keep us from straying off course. You see this in the judge, lawyer or politician who won’t sell out and chooses the right way. What would happen in our legal, financial or spiritual worlds if no one…

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6. Pioneer (From The Growth Family)

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Apr 2014

6. Pioneer (From The Growth Family)

Who were those trailblazers, making their way to the land rush in Oklahoma, heading to the Gold Rush in California or drilling for oil in Texas? What about that coach who brought you to the next level? Or that businessman who took his company to dizzying new heights? Where would the space program be without John F. Kennedy’s insistence that there be one? They were…

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7. Artist (From The Abstract Family)

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Apr 2014

7. Artist (From The Abstract Family)

What do Martha Stewart and Albert Einstein have in common? They both have the ability to take an abstract thought or concept and turn it into reality. Martha Stewart is an entrepreneur of creative expression. Her fundamental gift is leveraging and building on creative ideas by demonstrating how to bring them into reality via her television program, magazine, products, and books. Albert Einstein used his…

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8. Olympian (From The Intense Competitor Family)

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Apr 2014

8. Olympian (From The Intense Competitor Family)

Of all the abilities I don’t possess, this is the one I wish I had. It’s the glorious ability to tenaciously take on challenges, overcome formidable obstacles and emerge victorious. You’re fortunate to have an Olympian in your life to help you negotiate a deal, keep a difficult project going, or serve as your advocate. It’s great to have someone in your corner, fighting on…

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9. Performer (From The Impress Family)

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Apr 2014

9. Performer (From The Impress Family)

As an Olympian loves challenges, the Performer is challenged by provoking a response from an audience. Both pursue their goals with the same tenacity. Performers are the provocateurs who swim against the current and start new trends. Without them, we’d all live in the same boxes. How dull our lives would be without entertainers and high-performance athletes! What would be our inspiration if we had…

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