Determining Your Preferences

Dear Friends,

Last week I wrote about how we can tell if you’re not in alignment with what you deem to be important in your life. If you missed it, that blog is here: https://www.hensonconsultinggroup.com/how-can-i-tell-if-im-out-of-alignment/

Now we’re going to take it a step further and look at how we can determine what it is that is really important in our lives––and note why it is important.  These are our preferences.

The Importance of Alignment

When you have alignment between yourself, your colleagues, and your corporation or organization, you can stop wasting your life doing the wrong thing, with the wrong people, on projects you don’t care about with bosses who don’t appreciate your talent.

But to do that, you must know what juices you and what makes your heart sing. I believe everyone has gifts and talents that must be discovered before they can be gifted to the world. And to be truly happy, we must be using our gifts in meaningful ways.  It can be through your work that you do to earn your income or it can be through other activities where you spend substantial time.

I once had a colleague who worked in retail and she was super smart.  She did her job well and soon found herself promoted into management, until eventually she was the store manager. To those ascribing to the notion of the career ladder, she was highly successful.

She Hated Her Job!

It was easy to focus on all the things that she did not like about the job, but through our discussions we focused on what she liked to do and found enjoyable. It turned out she loved computer work, working on projects, and problem solving. She courageously went to her management and asked to be transferred to a position that matched her skills and preferences.  To their credit, management found her a role, and she has been succeeding at it for decades.

Interestingly, when you are a good employee, organizations and corporations don’t want to lose you so they will frequently bend over backwards to find a role to keep you.  However, it takes knowledge of self and then courage to speak up to get yourself slotted in the place that matches you.

Know You are Worthy

Brené Brown, says, “When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible.”

Believe in yourself. Know you are worthy. It will make all the difference in the world in your life when you do so.

With love,

Cindy

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