Career, Life, MBA

Who and Why

In April 2016, I jotted down some notes on who I am and why I do what I do – not knowing the words would have the impact on me they do today.

Today, I look at them after a challenging day or a time when I find myself getting overly negative. One reason stuff like this works for me is because of my personality. I took a Myers Briggs test in Organizational Behavior last winter and learned I am an INFJ, which I just learned more about. Below is a quick summary of this personality type:

  • Seeks meaning and connection in ideas and relationships
  • Insightful about others
  • Conscientious and committed to values
  • Organized and decisive in implementing their vision

The points above speak to why recalling why I do what I do can lift me up. Below is what I jotted down almost two years ago.

Personal

  1. Be comfortable being me.
  2. Live in the moment when doing all things and don’t be passive.
  3. Be nice and enjoy family & friends’ company.
  4. Consistency, focus, and perseverance.

Career

  1. Communicating and connecting with individuals while representing a brand.
  2. Multi-disciplinary natural (technical, creative, and analytical).
  3. Insights into consumer behavior that are a result of SEO.
  4. Love to learn.

CrossFit

  1. Generalist natural. You have to be great at a range of things and not become an expert in one.
  2. I wanna move really well.
  3. I started training for hockey at age 14. Today, I realize that I loved training more than hockey through the years.

This excercise might not work for everyone; however, deeper insight into your personality type can help you understand what might motivate you in challenging times where negativity is often the default.