This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 4
My Driving Force
Helping people is the driving force behind everything I do… that’s when I’m happiest.
It’s probably why I initially ended up in the medical field (and had a long, successful career there).
It’s most likely the reason why 99% of my handcrafted jewelry business is custom designs and memorial jewelry. I love creating jewelry that holds deep meaning for people and helps them celebrate, express themselves, champion causes, grieve and remember.
It’s also why I’ve been teaching, coaching and mentoring for over 33 years! I have a passion for helping people succeed at things they want to do, and the ability to distill information and teach it in ways that help people understand it.
I’m a multi-passionate entrepreneur and I’m passionate about all things online business. (Seriously, I could talk about it for hours.)
I believe the world is filled with infinite possibilities and opportunities for each of us and that online lifestyle business can unlock them for those willing to embrace it.
My Mad Skills
I’m obsessively organized. Disorganization and clutter make me crazy.
I’m a planner and a big-picture person.
I’m a creative problem-solver and figure-outer (is that even a word??). I figure out how to get shit done. I love to create opportunities and make things happen.
I’ve got mad research skills and I’m a whiz at finding things online. I’m also a voracious learner. I’ve learned everything I know about business, accounting, bookkeeping, marketing, branding, jewelry design, digital photography and editing, graphic design, web design, social media and SO many other things I do by researching, reading, then learning by trial and error. And I learn more every day.
I’m highly intuitive and perceive even the most subtle things. I readily notice possibilities, probabilities and patterns, and can connect dots that others don’t even see.
My Super-Rare Secret Advantage
My Myers-Briggs® Personality Type is INFJ. I’ve known that for many years, but, until prompted by one of my coaches a few years ago, never bothered to learn what that meant. I was blown away by what I discovered. And, as enlightening as it was for me to finally understand this, it’s even more valuable for YOU to understand.
There’s probably no personality type better suited to help you than an INFJ. And only 1% of the population is INFJ (most people will go their entire lives without even running into one). It’s by far the rarest of all the personality types.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the INFJ traits I have that make an effective coach:
• have a unique ability to understand the emotions of those around them and enjoy using this emotional sensitivity to create warm and supportive environments for growth
• focus on the needs of other people to support them in realizing their potential
• excel at recognizing the possibilities for personal development in others, and often have a plan for how others can achieve their goals
• creative and dedicated, they have a talent for helping others with original solutions to their personal challenges
• gain the most satisfaction from their work when they can turn their ideas into reality, creating constructive change for other people
• generally described as patient, caring, highly intuitive, insightful, artistic, creative, dedicated, compassionate, inherent “givers” and strongly humanitarian
• have a knack for fluency in language and facility in communication
• are twice blessed with clarity of vision, both internal and external
• are creative problem-solvers who actually enjoy problem-solving
• are distinguished by both their complexity of character and the unusual range and depth of their talents
• are sometimes mistaken for extroverts because they appear so outgoing and are so genuinely interested in people
• have uncanny insight into people and situations
• place high regard on their reader and audience and write to communicate with people in a personalized way
• are systems builders who put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done
• like to please others and tend to contribute their own best efforts in all situations
• have unusually strong drive to contribute to the welfare of others and genuinely enjoy helping people
• are excited about the future and possibilities and enjoy using their organizational skills and imagination to create plans to achieve grand visions
• are creative nurturers with a strong sense of personal integrity and a drive to help others realize their potential
• are generally well-suited to the “inspirational,” service-oriented professions such as counseling, teaching (especially in higher education) and the arts and are successful in these fields because their great personal warmth, enthusiasm, insight, depth of concentrations, originality, and organizational skills can all be brought into play
I suppose if we take all those driving forces, passions, skills, superpowers, types, traits and knacks and blend them together, the personal kaleidoscope of Debi that would appear is an Interpretive Design Expert, with the ability to make the intangible tangible…
• emotions and memories transformed into deeply meaningful, handcrafted jewelry
• passions, skills and experience blended into lifestyle businesses and income streams
• concepts expressed visually in graphics
What’s your superpower? What does your Kaleidoscope look like? Tell me in the comments below.