Stories, huh? What stories?
All of us have stories. The accumulation of our past experiences usually serves as the ‘chapters’. When we talk about stories in this context, we’re referring to the things that you tell yourself (or others.)
Most of the time, we don’t even know we’re doing this. We’re unconscious to it, thinking it’s just part of ‘who we are.’ While it’s an important way for us to make sense of the world, we often jump to conclusions without realising. Like creating stories about people, without understanding them on a deeper level (using Tick’s profiling personality assessments).
For example, let’s say you had to present a project to your then boss, a few years ago. It didn’t go so well and thinking back to that moment, palms sweaty and voice quivering makes you relive that experience all over again. From that day, you told yourself ‘I’m not good at presentations and public speaking.’
This becomes a story. But in reality, you might have just needed to prepare more for that presentation. It’s crazy how the mind works like that.
Another narrative you might add to that is ‘my boss is rude because he barely showed interest.’
Because taking the time to question the parts of our lives that we’re challenged by is a useful exercise. And Tick’s personality profiling tools can help you get to know the real you, without the tales you tell yourself (and how you experience other people).
You might find out that you’re actually an Owl and the reason why you didn’t speak as eloquently as you’d hoped was because you didn’t do enough research. And of course, the confident Owl in you is fuelled by numbers and figures.
By using the free samples of our profiling tools to understand yourself better, you can start to see the difference between your assumptions vs. what’s real. Then, pivot your thoughts, actions and behaviours according to your truth.
Chances are you’re going to be surprised by what you’ll discover. But this is a good thing. You’ll see opportunities open up and release attachments to things that no longer serve you.
Hey Owl, this might mean you getting back up in front of your team, with a well-prepared talk.
If you lead a team, this is a valuable exercise to do together, too. Just put your contact details in the red form and we’ll send you free samples. Imagine how powerful a group of people can be when they’re all serving in positions that resonate with their personalities, not just their skills.