The Pursuit of Happiness
- Steve Williamson, VP Digital Marketing and Content Creation, eRep, Inc.
- Monday, December 30, 2019
Everyone wants to be happy. It is something we all share regardless of where we live or what we do. The pursuit of happiness is one of the three things declared to be an unalienable right by a group of British colonists seeking a better life. That drive led to the creation of the most powerful nation on earth.
Happiness matters at home, in school, at work — being happy impacts our success as individuals in everything we do. Every effort we make in the absence of happiness becomes Sisyphean to the point it feels like we are trying to nail gravy to a tree.
We have written many times in our blog about the connection between your psychometric profile and happiness. It is possible to find happiness without knowing your personality's DNA, of course. Through enough trial and error, practically anything is discoverable. But who has the time for that?
Defining what makes you tick makes the discovery of your personal and professional happiness a lot more efficient.
It's All About Efficiency
Take the Core Values Index psychometric assessment and read your full report. How does that help you efficiently find your happiness?
Imagine searching for a pirate's buried treasure without a map, or without even knowing what kind of treasure it is. You take your best guess and dig a hole, then take another guess and dig another hole. Perhaps you see some other people finding a few trinkets along a particular beach, so you dig there only to find that treasure seems to elude you yet again.
With enough time and enough digging, you might find the treasure that truly makes you happy.
Your CVI report, however, acts like a treasure map specifically made for you. It defines what kind of activities and interactions are most aligned with your individual personality. The CVI clarifies the kind of things that will waste your time, too. That is a very useful thing to know.
Is your primary core value energy Merchant? You probably don't like to work alone on projects. Is your primary core value energy Innovator? Finding solutions to challenges brings you the greatest joy, but it can also mean you may get bored once you've got a situation figured out — time to find a new challenge to solve.
These insights and many more like them are contained in your full CVI report. They efficiently map out the activities and relationships where you will feel engaged and fulfilled.
Once you have these insights, you can effectively judge the areas of your personal and professional life that make the most of your individual psychometric profile.
"Gets along well with others"
One of the biggest benefits of reading your full CVI report is the knowledge and understanding you receive, not only of your own profile, but the personality DNA of others. How many relationships in your life, be they at home or at work, impact your happiness for good or bad?
Think back to individuals you have known in your life that just seemed to rub you wrong no matter what they did or said. They likely had a psychometric profile quite different than yours. Now think about the times you've gotten along famously with people from the moment you met. You likely had very similar CVI profiles.
The first priority is to understand yourself. Once you've read your report and digested the amazing information it has about your particular CVI profile, the next step is to understand the perspective and emotional mechanics of other profiles.
With your full CVI report, you can also download The Core Values Handbook absolutely free. It is a 173-page PDF ebook that describes the four core value energies and how they operate. This is an amazing resource on your path toward understanding others.
If you work with someone who has a completely opposite CVI profile than yours, understanding how all four core value energies operate and see the world can help you communicate and interact effectively. You may even find ways to complement each other's profiles and achieve great things that neither of you could do on your own.
It All Starts With Knowledge
The success of your unalienable right to pursue happiness starts with knowledge, first of yourself and your CVI profile, then of the core value energies of others.
Define your treasure and find with GPS accuracy where X marks the spot on your own happiness treasure map with the Core Values Index psychometric assessment.
Go to eRep.com/core-values-index/ to learn more about the CVI or to take the Core Values Index assessment.
Innovator/Banker - VP Digital Marketing and Content Creation, eRep, Inc.
Steve has a career in project management, software development and technical team leadership spanning three decades. He is the author of a series of fantasy novels called The Taesian Chronicles (ruckerworks.com), and when he isn't writing, he enjoys cycling, old-school table-top role-playing games, and buzzing around the virtual skies in his home-built flight simulator.
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