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Why You Should Consider Motivation When Choosing a New Career

Most people look for jobs based on their specific talents and skills. These are very often tied to the degrees or experience they have as well. At iMoneyCoach we have been working with many people to help them find careers or new jobs based not only on skills and talents, but also on motivation. Let me explain…

First we’ll start with some definitions to keep things straight. A talent is an ability that one seems naturally gifted with – when people seem naturally able to do something we say they are talented. A skill, on the other hand, is something you are taught or can learn to do. You may be able to do it very well, but it takes work rather than coming naturally. If you are naturally able to do something well, chances are you will probably enjoy it more and be more apt to head that direction, but we all have to learn skills as well. When we work with people looking for a new job or a career change, we consider both skills and talents because both are valuable and important. We also take into consideration what motivates people. Are you an encourager, teacher, leader, etc? We are able to discover these motivating factors using a different type of vocational assessment, The CALL. It measures not only skills and talents, but it uncovers those underlying motivators that push you forward.

Why are these motivating factors important? Sure, you can do a job you are good at. You can learn new skills and carry out tasks well. But when you are doing something that fulfills those areas that motivate you, you are less likely to get burned out and more likely to succeed. If you happen to be motivated by caring for others, then it might be that your desk job is not the right job for you. Perhaps you would be much better suited for a career in counseling or giving in-home care. If leadership is one of your motivators, then you might not be in the right job if you are taking more direction than you are giving. Perhaps you would do better as a police chief or manager. When you get into a career that meets these motivational needs, you will be happier and more likely to succeed.

The great thing about the way iMoneyCoach is set up with The CALL is that after you take the assessment  you get one-on-one time with one of our coaches who can personally walk you through the results and help you figure out what career would be best for you AND what steps you should take to get started. Whether you should meet with people in that career field, send out resumes, get more education in that field, and so on, our coaches can help you take the first step in the right direction. So you have an assessment that works BETTER than the usual ones out there, PLUS you have an expert, an actual person, to advise you and give you the encouragement you need. This is a great combination that has the potential to absolutely change your life.

So do a couple of things:

  1. Consider your current career/job. Are there things you could do to be more productive or enjoy it more? Is an attitude change perhaps necessary? If you give this time and consideration and decide that no, you think you would be much happier somewhere else, move on to the next step.
  2. Sign up to take The CALL. We’ll get an assessment assigned to you and email you the link to take it. Then we will follow up with a call to schedule a meeting with you and one of our coaches. You can meet at our office, via Skype, or over the phone – whatever works best for you.
  3. Enjoy the benefits of the assessment and coaching! We want to see you succeed, and we will be here cheering you along.

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