Self Assessment

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The ONE Question You Need to Ask Yourself to Avoid Being a Zombie

by Peter Axtell, Friday, June 8, 2018

This question can help you avoid wasting years of your precious life that you can never get back. If you feel stuck in your life or job and want to make a change but are fearful of making a mistake, then this post is for you. This ONE question might help you clarify what is truly important and what you are willing to risk for the chance of a life worth living.

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Don't Like Your Life Story? Change it!

by Peter Axtell, Tuesday, April 10, 2018

You were born innately healthy…then what happened? You developed early in life what Transactional Analysist Claude Steiner calls your "life script". The content of your life script comes from the negative and positive messages you received from the people close to you. To survive, you arrived at an early decision.

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What Would You Do for Free?

by Peter Axtell, Thursday, March 29, 2018

How to align your true self with what you love to do by knowing your basic nature and your signature traits. In this post we're going to unpack what It means to live in alignment with who you are and what you love to do. We'll describe what signature traits are and what your basic nature means.

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Purpose: The Foundation of Motivation (Part Four)

by Peter Axtell, Monday, March 5, 2018

Technically speaking, Purpose is not considered a Motive per se. We would argue that It's a sustained life of motivation and have included it as a foundation of motivation. One of the most potent examples of Purpose is Viktor Frankl's horrific experiences in four Nazi Concentration camps. His purpose was what kept him motivated.

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Mastery: The Foundation of Motivation (Part Two)

by Peter Axtell, Thursday, February 15, 2018

Discover how mastery is a critical part of motivation. In this post we'll cover how and why Mastery (sometimes called Competence) is an essential element in Motivation. We'll describe the 5 keys on the path to Mastery and you'll understand how that builds our sense of Autonomy.

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Autonomy: The Foundation of Motivation (Part One)

by Peter Axtell, Thursday, February 8, 2018

Discover the critical parts you need to know to determine what will motivate you. The foundation of motivation begins with Autonomy. Let's face it; nobody does anything without motivation. Scientists, psychologists, and philosophers have been trying to answer this question for millennia: “How can I figure out what motivates me?”

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The Importance of Learning New Career Skills for Building a Career You Love

by Scott Young, Monday, August 7, 2017

Being able to learn new skills quickly has always been useful. But, increasingly, it has become a necessity. In this essay, I'd like to outline some of the evidence that the economy is shifting in ways that are going to make being able to teach yourself hard skills an imperative. I'd like to argue why developing a skills-based perspective towards your career is the key to fulfillment and satisfaction. Finally, I'd like to tell you how you can develop the ability to learn hard things faster.

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What You Need to Know About the Self-Assessment Myth

by Nicola Vetter, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In this article, we'll explore the myths around self-assessments. You'll learn what's useful and what's not to help guide you on a career path. Why Do a Self-Assessment? Anytime you learn about yourself and become more aware is a good thing. Understanding why you behave the way you do is insightful and allows better choices.

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How To Choose a Career Aptitude Test or Personality Test

by Peter Axtell, Thursday, February 2, 2012

The right career aptitude test can provide important insight for planning a midlife career change. Career aptitude tests, personality tests, and career interest inventories literally litter the career planning landscape.  And while there is no question that the right career aptitude test or self assessment can provide a useful framework for thinking about a career choice or midlife career transition.

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Three Free Self-Assessment Tests

by Jeremy Koch, Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The start of the new year is a great time for personal reflection and taking stock.  This process can often be enriched with the help of feedback from self-assessment tests that provide feedback and insight into various aspects of personality, aptitudes, interests, and character.

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Welcome To What's Next

by Jeremy Koch, Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why We’re Here. No doubt about it -- we live in challenging times. The economy is in turmoil... unemployment is hitting levels not seen in decades... and eighty million baby boomers are moving rapidly toward a stage of life that used to be called ‘retirement.’

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