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Want to know why you can’t seem to breakthrough your current income level? According to a study conducted by CareerAssessmentSite.com, your personality has a significant impact on your earning potential.
Is Your Personality Holding You Back?
Before we jump into self-diagnosis mode, let’s first get real about the benefits of understanding how personality impacts your performance, career opportunities, and earning potential.
When managing a thriving business, we leverage organisational strengths to ensure continual growth and profits. We also shine the spotlight on the organisation’s weaknesses to tighten up ship and minimise unnecessary costs (in terms of resources, time, or money). Continuous improvement is a common movement in the business arena, but not so much when it comes to personal or employee growth.
If businesses are run by… people… how could you ever blossom your organisation into its full potential if your people don’t develop and grow?
Just like in business, being aware of your personal strengths allows you to make full use of those to your advantage. Likewise, understanding your weaknesses will allow you to work on them, or if needed, stop you from fighting a never ending battle by delegating things to people who excel at whatever it is that you suck at.
When you focus on your strengths and continue to stretch and build that muscle on a daily basis, you end up stepping up into your full potential. As an aside, you’ll also position yourself as a guru in your area of expertise. You’ll stop struggling and you’ll have better clarity in how to build your career.
What Personality Type Earns The Most?
Busting to know aren’t you?!) Studies show that people with a pragmatic approach to life and business out earn all other types. They are excellent custodians of money, see criticism as an opportunity to expand, and set goals and take daily action to achieve them.
One the flipside, these people sometimes seem controlling and intimidating. Their ability to make decisions and act quickly may come across as impulsive.
What’s Your Personality Type?
You can read more about the different personality types tested in the study here.
Or, you can contact us at UQ Power to help you uncover your personality type, how you can leverage your UQ Power (your unique strengths) and how to go about addressing your weaknesses.
Our Founder and CEO, Heidi Alexandra Pollard is a certified Myers-Briggs facilitator who can help you to discover and bring out your UQ Power. All you have to do is fill out this form and we’ll start the process for you.
When you want to learn a new skill, how do you usually go about it? Learn first and then practice? If that’s your method for becoming a genius you’re on the right track, but you’re only half way to becoming a Legendary Master.
Psychologist, Dr Anders Ericsson did a study revealing that those who practiced a skill for at least 10,000 hours were more successful than those who didn’t. No surprises there as “practice makes perfect” right? Well… to a point.
Emotional Intelligence expert and Psychologist, Daniel Goleman explains the problem with this single method:
“Ten thousand hours of practice may or may not bring you to the top of your game, and the reason is this: if you are a so-so golfer and you have a so-so golf stroke and you practice that golf stroke in a so-so way, in 10,000 hours you are still going to have the same poor golf stroke,” Daniel Goleman
Here at UQ Power, we believe that success is driven by four keys: Vision, Body, Intelligence Quotient (IQ), and Emotional Quotient (Emotional Intelligence or EQ). (We call this the UQ Power House). And when it comes to powering up your IQ muscle, it takes more than repetition to build strength.
Focus is key to boosting your IQ
As we’ve become more digitally connected, we’ve also become more distracted. We suffer from multi-tasking and undertake it with a matter of pride. Even when we’re performing just a single action, our brain remains in multi-task mode; distracted by other thoughts, sensations, and mental to-do lists.
Continual multi-tasking has led our brains to reconfigure its neurons (the “hardwiring that sends messages”) to cope with only that sort of thinking. So when it comes time to focus… well… we simply can’t.
To become a true master of any skill, you need to focus when you practise. No distractions, no mental checks of what you need to do afterwards – full, present focus.
“Learning how to improve any skill also requires top-down focus. Neuroplasticity, the strengthening of old brain circuits and building of new ones for a skill we are practicing, requires our paying attention. When practice occurs while we are focusing elsewhere, the brain does not rewire the relevant circuitry for that particular routine.
Daydreaming defeats practice; those of us who browse TV while working out will never reach the top ranks. Paying full attention seems to boost the mind’s processing speed, strengthen synaptic connections, and expand or create neural networks for what we are practicing,” Dr Goleman.
Feedback makes perfect
When your golf swing is consistently causing the ball to veer left, it’s time to get expert feedback. A skilled golfing coach can tell you that you’re stance is affecting your swing and that you need to practice standing with your shoulders in alignment to your feet.
While you may learn a new skill quickly and easily, it’s likely that you’ll plateau. To get past it and to continually improve, you need feedback to help you see where your opportunities are and how you can strengthen your game.
In business, a team that performs well consistently still needs feedback. Progression and continual improvement will only happen if the team has an objective view of opportunities and strengths from which they can leverage.
How is your game? Is it time for you to get some feedback and guidance?
Here’s a story of how UQ Power helped McCulloch Robertson lift their game, increasing their cash flow by half a million dollars within a month.
Why did you pursue a career or business within your chosen industry? Why did you leave your last job and why did you change companies? If you can answer these questions, you now hold the secret to finding a job or business venture that you love.
In this very short video interview with Simon Sinek, he touches on the one and only key to finding a job that is the perfect fit for you.
For some, answering “why” will come easy, but sadly for many it will be a difficult thought to contemplate.
When you were child and even through your teenage years, it’s likely that your “why” was at the forefront of your mind. Even though you may not have become a fire fighter or a superhero with x-ray vision, you were probably clear about wanting to help people, to save them from disaster and to fight off villains.
As you grew older and played out your career for some time, did you get caught up in the routine and stresses of life, get bogged down in detail, and forget about your “why”?
Every job has its grunt work. Even the most energetic and enthusiastic worker can suffer bouts of procrastination. When you’re clear about your “why”, your motivation for doing the most mundane tasks will remain consistent.
The core of “why” you pursued a certain career path or business is the same thing that will keep you fulfilled in your job or business while your earn an income.
Do you love your job or business?
Share with us “why” you chose the job, career, company, or business that you’re in, it will help you remember and recommit.