Recently I had the opportunity to be interviewed on a Charter Communications Cable TV show Remade in California, along with my friend and business partner, Mitch Taylor. The whole experience was very educational and I want to share some of our real life lessons with you.
1. Be open.
Be open to new people, new ideas, and new opportunities. I had self-published my first book when a few months later my husband met a local publisher who I “just had to meet.” She ended up publishing a 2nd edition for me, as well as my next two book projects. She also introduced me to a friend of hers in LA who owns a company called TVGuestperts. Although I was a little hesitant at first, I pursued this connection and ended up being listed as Personality and Communication Expert. This opened up other opportunities for connections with magazine publishers, radio programs, and, most recently, a TV show.
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Every personality type has some natural weaknesses. (Yes, EVERY one.) We need to be mature enough to be honest with ourselves about the areas in our lives that can be or have become weaknesses.
Hopefully, you have enough self-awareness to zero in on these areas, but if you are having trouble, find someone who you really trust and have them go over the list of common weaknesses for your color(s) with you. If they have lived with you or worked with you, and are honest with you, chances are good they will be able to show you some areas where you could grow.
Often our weaknesses are a result of strengths that are carried to the extreme and then become weaknesses. For example, in Yellows being able to talk easily and tell stories can turn into dominating conversations and not paying attention to other people. The Red’s natural leadership abilities when not kept in check can become bossy, argumentative and confrontational. Blues are known for their attention to detail, but perfectionism taken too far can mean being hard to please and critical of others and their efforts. The cool, calm, collected nature of the Green personality can lead to indecisiveness and/or laziness if it goes too far.
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Perhaps the single biggest advantage in learning about personality types is being able to understand your own natural strengths and weaknesses. There is no one “best” personality type. The purpose of what I teach is to help people better UNDERSTAND themselves and others and to become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. The goal is not to become a different personality type. It is to learn to MAXIMIZE your STRENGTHS, and MINIMIZE your WEAKNESSES.
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