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Do What You Are

Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
Publishing Year: 2014
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Career choices are often a reflection of who we are. But the cosmopolitan rat race often dilutes our vision of our career goals which most suit us. Our personality and character traits are significantly attached to the kind of work we are most suited to do. However, we are not always sure of the characteristics which are innate to us. In this insight, we shall learn about the Personality Types and relate to the ones we fit in the most. It will help us re-identify ourselves to figure out what kind of job will be best for us, not only in terms of happiness quotient but also in terms of productivity.

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Lesson 1- The Myth of the Right Job?

There are some very practical reasons why people can’t just impulsively leave their jobs and strike out in a new direction. There are countless bills to pay, or a family to support. It takes a lot of courage to give up a steady salary, even when it comes from an unsatisfying job. It can also be extremely difficult to go against what others expect of you. Even if you're unhappy in your job, you may feel pressure from others to stay right where you are. During a career change, support and encouragement from family and friends is an important resource. If those close to you disapprove of you making a change, you're more likely to keep doing what you're doing. Changing careers can be extremely stressful, and it's not uncommon for the process to take several months.

It’s important to find the right job but what is this right job? The right job enhances your life and is fulfilling because it nourishes the most important aspects of your personality. It suits the way you like to do things and reflects who you are. It lets you use your innate strength in ways that come naturally to you, and it doesn’t coerce you to do things that you are weaker in.  When you are in the right job, you will feel energized by what you do most of the time. You will look forward to going to work and feeling positive about your contribution. You will enjoy and respect the people you work with and feel optimistic about your future.

There are an infinite number of variables in the workplace. To achieve career satisfaction, you need to figure out what your preferences are and then find a job that accommodates them. Some jobs provide warmth and stability; some are risky and challenging. Some are structured, some aren't. One job may require a lot of socializing, while another may require quiet concentration. 

The secret of career satisfaction lies in doing what you enjoy most. A few lucky people discover this secret early in life, but most of us are caught in a kind of psychological war, torn between what we think we can do, what we feel we ought to do, and what we think we want to do. It is not an easy thing to do as most of us lack clarity. So in this case, one should concentrate on who they are, and the rest will fall into place.

Lesson 2- Personality and Our Lives

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  • Lesson 1- The Myth of the Right Job?
  • Lesson 2- Personality and Our Lives
  • Lesson 3- The Dimensions of Personality Type
  • Lesson 4- The Personality Types: Part 1
  • Lesson 5- The Personality Types: Part 2
  • Lesson 6- The Personality Types: Part 3
  • Lesson 7- The Personality Types: Part 4
  • Lesson 8- Personality Types and Who We Are
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In the summary of Do What You Are book, there are 8 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. Lesson 1- The Myth of the Right Job?
  2. Lesson 2- Personality and Our Lives
  3. Lesson 3- The Dimensions of Personality Type
  4. Lesson 4- The Personality Types: Part 1
  5. Lesson 5- The Personality Types: Part 2
  6. Lesson 6- The Personality Types: Part 3
  7. Lesson 7- The Personality Types: Part 4
  8. Lesson 8- Personality Types and Who We Are

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