How You Can Make Better Career Decisions Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The end of the year is a time to reflect and to evaluate our lives. Sometimes we find that there are some areas that need improvement. Often, it’s about our job. It’s unbelievable how many people I meet who are unhappy with their professional lives.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an utmost useful personality instrument for making career decisions. Basically it is an assessment that helps you understand yourself and others better. MBTI looks at the natural preference on where a person directs their energy, how they take in information, how they make decisions, and how they orient their lives. Although Myers-Briggs cannot measure your skills or how you will perform in a certain job, it can help you to find out which type of work will feel natural to you and what working environment will suit you best.

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What is Executive Coaching?

Coaching is about finding out what is it that really counts in your life. The values that are important to you will determine what motivates you personally and professionally – as well as what is holding you back. Thus, does it make sense to distinguish between Life Coaching and Executive Coaching?
A review on the recent article “So, What is Executive Coaching” on FoxBusiness.

Can people force you to drink alcohol if you don’t want to? Don’t say yes if you want to say no.

Do you feel you have to drink alcohol because of the expectations of other people? Drink when you don’t want to drink just because your job “requires” it or in order to get a feeling of belonging?

Stop wearing your social mask. Don’t compromise your health, and don’t say yes when you feel you should say no. Learn to say no with confidence!

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Finally a Scientific Answer to the Question Whether Money Can Buy Happiness?

Earlier this month psychologist and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahnemann and Angus Deaton of renowned Princeton University published a study in which they related the “well-being” of American people to their income. In a country that constitutes the “pursuit of happiness” in their declaration of independence, the press had a field day with this article of course.

Time titled “Do We Need $75,000 a Year to Be Happy?” and Reuters “Can money buy happiness? Maybe, up to $75,000” were among the moderate ones.

The Bloomberg Businessweek came up with a more daring headline: “After $75,000, Money Can’t Buy Day-to-Day Happiness

And a blog which I will not name here takes the cake with “Money Can Buy Happiness, Study Finds — But Only Up To $75,000”

Wow, have we found the ultimate answer to one of the essential questions in life now? Do we know now that money will make us happy, at least to a certain extent? And can we indeed identify that what we all should aim for is the optimum income of 75,000 US$ a year?

The answer is: not quite…

Scarcity – What do you need to do to have zero regrets on your death bed?

It is Sunday noon. The last day of my stay in Germany. Strange feelings. Although I have chosen that my new home is in Thailand, it is hard to leave my parents and the country in which I was born and in which everything is so familiar and easy.

I have stayed for more than two weeks, but as it is the last day, it is a special day. How can I make best use of it? How can I make this special day special? And: have I made optimum use of the other 14 days?

To make more use of commuting time, I sometimes listen to audio books. During my stay in Germany, whenever I drove the car, I listened to Anthony Robbins “Live with Passion”. And suddenly I feel reminded of his concept of scarcity.

In short, it’s about the fact that we humans usually value things more once we realize they are scarce. Anthony gives a simple example of him and his family being keen on a new sort of cookies. He realized their craving for cookies increased as soon as they ran out of stock. Once they raised the inventory to 25 boxes of cookies, suddenly the cookies were not so special anymore, and they consumed less.