Who would you go to if you’re looking for self-improvement advice or guidance in your life? Perhaps a friend, family member, your boss or your colleagues. These are all people who can provide valuable insight or direction, but there’s a fundamental flaw. Even those who know you best only know you in specific contexts, which is why their advice may well differ. What if there was a way to create a more holistic overview or yourself?
The problem is, that if you truly want to progress on your journey of self-improvement, these sources of advice may not be that reliable. If you have a relationship with someone, whether it’s personal or professional, the feedback you receive might not be quite as honest as you would like. Perhaps a parent or partner does not want to tell you what they actually think for fear of pushing you away. Perhaps your boss doesn’t want to tell you that your presentation was a bit average because in general, he or she thinks you’re great and doesn’t want a demotivated employee to pick up. Perhaps your friends don’t want to upset you (and risk your friendship) by being a bit too honest? It’s challenging to gain real honesty from other people in your life because there exists a vested interest, a willingness to keep you in their life, rather than risk offending or alienating you.
The other issue is that all of these sources know you in different ways and can only provide feedback on certain aspects of your life. You have the childhood friend who pops up in many a memory from your formative years. Yes, this person has known you the longest but are they the best judge of your adult self? You will amass work friends over the years that know your professional persona, your career ambitions and frustrations, they probably know how you take your coffee or your favourite sandwich. But how well do they know the ‘you’ outside of the work environment? Even if they are hell-bent on getting to know you, you may keep some separation between your work and personal lives meaning that they will never really know the entire you.
If you have a partner or spouse, they probably know the current you better than anyone, but do they fully understand the challenges you face in other areas of life, the complexities of your friendships, the value that you place on areas of your life that don’t involve them? So while you may have many potential sources of advice in your life, the reality is that you will have to be selective and patient in seeking quality feedback.
What if there was a way to create a holistic overview or yourself? ‘You: the sum of all parts’, a summary of your professional progress, your values, your social interactions, even your well-being. And we’re not talking about some generic advice you might read in a self-help guide. We’re talking about real life, pragmatic guidance, tailored specifically to you and intended to help you on your journey to fulfilling your potential in both your personal and professional lives.
Here at FindMyWhy, we aim to help you gain clarity and perspective on you in all your glory, analysing all the various facets of your life, helping you to articulate and confidently present your own unique strengths and plan your career and life choices accordingly. FindMyWhy is a completely free of charge personal purpose project that will identify your key drivers and motivators, what makes you tick as an individual. It will help you to assess what’s really important to you and help you to embody those drivers in your life.
Created by our expert team of psychologists, FindMyWhy starts with an online test which drills down to the core ‘you’ and produces bespoke reports to help you to channel your focus and purpose accordingly. FindMyWhy will provide you with meaningful insight into who you are, producing informed and relevant guidance that is tailored to you in a way that’s informative and accessible. It will give you all the tools to make confident decisions in your career and personal lives by demonstrating how you are perceived by those around you so that you can reflect, learn and grow from the experience. It will also highlight where you face challenges and how to manage these situations, providing honest, intelligent insight designed to build awareness of your true self and help you overcome hurdles in your life. In terms of gaining quality feedback, it’s not only honest, it’s unbiased and unemotional, providing constructive, solution driven advice to help you in all areas of your life. So what are you waiting for? To get that fresh perspective you’ve been looking for, visit our website. Get started, it’s free.