Finding Your Highest and Best Self in 2020 Share:
- Steve Williamson, Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
- Monday, January 6, 2020
It's a new year, a new decade. Many of us spend time reflecting on the recent past and that turns toward thoughts of our personal future. Do you resolve to lose weight and get healthy? Maybe you want to give up a bad habit. Should you focus on your finances and resolve to make smarter monetary decisions?
Or do you simply strive to be happier in the new year?
Gallup conducted a study a while back on an international scale and they found something both straightforward and profound.
What does the majority of the world's 7+ billion people have in common? What do they want?
Take a guess (or two) at what you think the answer is to that deceptively simple query.
Is it a new smart phone? Do they want a bigger car?
We work in the human resources field and the answer surprised even us:
They want a good job, one that makes them happy.
Doing something that matters and is aligned with your core personality provides not just the ability to pay your rent, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and pride. That emotional connection and alignment with the way you think and view the world around you is crucial to personal happiness.
If you like your job or if you don't like it, you know. What if it's mixed? What if you like certain aspects of what you do from 9 to 5 and dislike others? Do you know why?
At eRep, everything we do is based upon the Core Values Index psychometric assessment. Our mission is to improve the world one great hire at a time, and the way we do that is by helping companies and individuals put the right people into the right seats.
As an individual, how do you determine which parts of your job are in alignment with your core values profile and which are not?
How do you find out if you are operating at your highest and best level?
We provide a tool called the Highest & Best Worksheet that tells you. Take the CVI if you haven't already, then log into your account at eRep.com and follow the easy steps in this amazing application. It helps you identify the specific duties and responsibilities of your job and find out how closely they match with your particular CVI profile.
Occupational failure as an individual is usually a result of operating outside one's ideal core values profile. Incorrect or inappropriate expectations cause us to function in a way that is not our highest and best.
Working outside our core values profile takes us out of our zone. Duties and responsibilities that do not align with our psychometric profile keeps us from operating at our highest and best.
Are you spending a large chunk of your day operating outside your comfort zone? Do you excel at certain aspects of your work with ease, and struggle with others?
The Highest & Best Worksheet can help you pinpoint the specific areas of strength and weakness in your work. It enables you to find out where your psychometric profile lines up — and misses the mark — in your job.
For the new year, resolve to spend about 20 minutes taking the CVI and completing the Highest & Best Worksheet (seriously, that's all it takes — 8 minutes to complete the CVI and about 10-15 minutes to complete the H&B Worksheet).
Identify the specific areas of your job that match your personal psychometric profile and which areas do not. Create an action plan to optimize your responsibilities and duties. In the new year, become your highest and best self.
Go to eRep.com/core-values-index/ to learn more about the CVI or to take the Core Values Index assessment.
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Steve has a career in information technology and software development spanning three decades. He is the author of a series of fantasy novels called The Taesian Chronicles (www.taesia.com), and when he isn't writing he enjoys motorcycle adventure touring and buzzing around the skies in his home-built flight simulator.