We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for listening, as we celebrate the milestone of a 1/2 a year’s worth of podcasts.
If you are just finding our podcast, this is an excellent place to start your journey with us. We discuss some of our favorite highlights and “a-ha” moments over the last 25 episodes.
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We are looking forward to many more conversations over the next 6 months and for many years to come.
Your Uniquely Brilliant Hosts,
Becky & Diana
Becky and Diana explain what role Purpose plays in creating a successful life.
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To find your Purpose remember:
Passion + Values = Purpose
“There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.” BC Forbes
“The purpose of an education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” Malcolm Forbes
“Success demands singleness of purpose.” Vince Lombardi
“The Meaning of life is to find your gift. The Purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso
Becky and Diana discuss the fourth part of P4, Passions, and how your passions work together with your Personality, Preferences, and Proficiencies to give you power over the direction of your life.
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For Life Satisfaction: Feed Your Passions
Becky and Diana discuss the third part of P4, Proficiencies, and how your proficiencies works with your Personality, Preferences, and Passion, to give you power over the direction of your life.
• Proficiencies are also known as skill building.
• Your best skills are the ones you can sustain, enjoy and get satisfaction from.
• It is estimated nearly 50% of the jobs available when students begin college as freshmen will not be available when they graduate.
• That is why most of the time it is important to choose a skill based major, as opposed to one on a specific job track.
• With the average plumber at 58 years old, and a welder’s salary often at 6 figures, Trade Schools are ideal for hands on, entrepreneurial students.
• Shadow someone already doing what you would like to do to learn more about careers.
• Soft skills, like compassion, are just as important for many careers as traditional skills, and require continual honing to stay effective.
• Differing skill sets can often make two people equally effective at the same career.
• Conversation and personal detective work are helpful in uncovering your strongest proficiencies. This knowledge empowers you to make better choices and life decisions.
• There are more ways to learn something new or hone an existing skill than ever before. When you choose the right way for you, there isn’t a wrong way.
• It is estimated 43% of college graduates do not pick up another book after graduation. This gives the life-long learner a definite advantage in both career and life.
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Your strongest proficiencies can be determined by asking yourself, “Can I sustain it? Do I enjoy it? Does it give me satisfaction?”
Becky and Diana discuss the second part of P4, Preferences, and their importance in making choices about your educational and career choices and opportunities.
• P4 = Personality, Preferences, Proficiencies, & Passion. P to the 4th power!
• Diana created P4 because knowing these 4 things about yourself gives you power over the direction you take in life.
• The 2nd P is Preferences.
• Most people don’t take into account the importance preferences make on our life and career decisions.
• Preferences can change over time, based on our experiences.
• Deal Breakers; however, do not change. If wearing a tie makes you feel like you’re being strangled, you’re always going to hate wearing a tie. So don’t get a job where you have to wear a tie!
• To find out if your compromising on a Deal Breaker, listen to your inner voice.
• Skill-based majors and learning choices are the best way to enhance the skills you enjoy using. They also give you room to test and redirect your career path as you go.
• You can deepen your understanding of your preferences by asking yourself “Why are these preferences important?”
• Use your values as your GPS to keep you on the right course.
• If you find you need to adjust your course, remember that you’re adjusting it, not changing it.
• Preferences should never be based on other people’s expectations of you.
• You define your success, not other people or outside forces (like social media or peer pressure).
• When people tell you “You can’t” or “You should or shouldn’t,” their advice is based on their limited experience, including their own regrets and fears. Their advice really isn’t about you.
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