This Is Your Time To Shine

Steve Williamson, VP Digital Marketing and Content, eRep, Inc.
Monday, March 23, 2020
This Is Your Time To Shine

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Ad astra per aspera. To the stars through difficulties.

Sometimes we discover our hidden strengths during times of greatest challenge. Now that our planet and our nation and our community and ourselves are facing the medical and economic and societal threat posed by a microscopic virus called COVID-19, you may discover this is your time to shine.

As we go through this viral pandemic, heroes are emerging. We see the medical scientists working tirelessly to create and test new treatments and vaccines. News reports highlight local and state leaders that are taking charge of the situation and boldly leading us through tough decisions for the greater good.

Social media presents stories about health care workers who are pulling long hours at personal risk of infection in order to treat and save the lives of complete strangers. There are people driving trucks and stocking shelves 24 hours a day to make sure we have the food and supplies we need to stay home and stay healthy.

Everyone has a role to play and everyone has an opportunity to shine.

How do school teachers keep their students motivated and educated when there is no physical classroom or school in which to gather? How do parents keep their kids (and themselves) positive and entertained and engaged while also staying safe from infection?

Something we have talked about extensively at eRep is, "First, know thyself." Our psychometric assessment, the Core Values Index, helps you learn the DNA of your personality and discover the innate, unchanging nature of who you are.

The CVI can help you discover your highest and best contribution to your family, to your community, to your nation. It presents an opportunity to find the special way that you can shine.

When you take the CVI, you learn about the special combination of four core value energies that make up your personality. These energies are called:

  • Innovator
  • Builder
  • Merchant
  • Banker

You possess within you a particular ratio of these emotional types. The energy residing within you in the greatest abundance is called your primary core value.

If you are a primary Innovator, this is your time to shine.

Innovators love to solve problems. They find solutions to challenges and find creative and ingenious ways to overcome obstacles.

Innovators like you can find efficient ways to teach school when students are not allowed to gather in physical classrooms. Innovators like you find ways to use off-the-shelf tools and services in new ways to work and teach remotely. It will be Innovators like you that find ingenious solutions to many of the new problems we face.

If you are a primary Builder, this is your time to shine.

Builders lead the way, taking charge and getting things done. They are the family and community and business leaders who are unafraid to take decisive action.

Builders like you can motivate and rally people together through fearless energy. They don't take "can't" and "not today" as valid answers when times get tough. It is Builders like you who lead from the front.

If you are a primary Merchant, this is your time to shine.

Merchants are the people that tie our communities together and keep us rowing the boat toward a common shore. Merchants thrive on the social connections and shared motivations that we all need in times of crisis.

Merchants like you can keep us all focused toward positive outcomes. You will use your intuitive energy for the greater good, inspiring us and helping us to see the glass as half full and filled with opportunity.

If you are a primary Banker, this is your time to shine.

Bankers really show their worth when gathering and sharing knowledge. They thrive when assembling and synthesizing the data we need to make informed decisions, especially when those decisions really count.

Bankers like you are what keep us from driving blind. You will justly ensure we are making decisions based on fact and not fear. You will keep us on track by sharing your knowledge gained through tireless research and analysis. It will be Bankers like you that help ensure medical treatments are safe and effective.

No matter what your Core Values Index psychometric profile may be, this is your time to shine. Discover your personality's DNA and learn how your strengths can lead to the betterment of your family, your community, and your world.

#COVID19 #psychometrics #socialgood

Go to to learn more about the CVI or to take the Core Values Index assessment.

Employees hired with a CVI that closely matches a Top Performer Profile often outperform candidates hired without a TPP match by 200% or more. → Learn more

Steve Williamson

Steve Williamson

Innovator/Banker - VP Digital Marketing and Content, 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 (, 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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