Build with me – Day 3 as a full-time entrepreneur

BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 3
BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 3

On day 3 of my journey to build my business SalesTrainerIn I mainly focused on the learning material for my Hogan qualification, a personality assessment.

As some of you might know I am already qualified for psychometrics and am a registered user with British Psychology Society since last summer. However, as my business services do heavily focus on psychometrics and personality assessments I picked a Hogan qualification as I believe this is the best available on the market. I will do the qualification this time in Germany so that I can best work both markets – UK and my home country Germany.

Identity or reputation?

While I did the pre-course learning material I came across a very interesting insight.

There are two different ways how every person can be seen.

  1. How the person sees herself / himself (Identity) and
  2. How other people see this person (Reputation)

Which of both does matter more? Personality Assessments tend to be self reports. This means the person answers questions about herself / himself. What gave me some food for thought tho is the statement by R. Hogan “people hire us, fire us, marry us, loan us money, and otherwise support us based on our reputations”.

This does mean in the end it is not important how we see ourselves, but it is more important how others see us. How others observe our behaviours.

Hogan reports focus on what others say about us. I believe it is absolutely relevant for everyone to know how we are perceived by others. Especially in situations when we are under pressure and stressed.

Have you made a personality assessment yet? Did you get a proper feedback that has helped you to understand better who are you? To help you understand how others see you? To understand better what motivates you? To understand better in which working environment you perform best?

All these are questions I will hopefully will find some answers to on my journey – maybe you’d like to share your personal experiences with me either here or via stephanie@salestrainerin.com.

Anyways, these questions have definitely ensured me that I am absolutely on the right track to create a meaningful business with purposeful services.

And, I created my first ever Facebook Ad. How exciting! Eek! 😉

Conscientiousness – the personality trait with superpower? #MyNutShare

Hello everybody,

in one of my earlier posts I blogged about personality traits and gave a definition (you can check out the post here). Conscientiousness is one of the Big 5 Personality traits and is handled as the one of a kind personality trait. It shall predict job performance and seems to be therefore directly linked to success. People who scale high on conscientiousness seem to be pretty efficient, orderly,  dutiful, have a high self-discipline and strive to achieve and reach their goals.

For example managerial performance is meant to be composed of different tasks like i.e. task completion. People with high contentious tendencies seem to find it easier to do so and to complete tasks as they count to be dutiful, have a high-self discipline and reach to achieve their goals. (Barrick & Mount, 1991)

With nearly all things also personality traits can, in extreme cases, appeal to be a bit ‘too much’. People with a a very high conscientious tendency could appeal to be over conscientious and could tend to be perfectionistic.

There are many free personality assessments out there to give you an indication on how you would scale on conscientiousness – however, there is no guarantee that these assessments are reliable and valid. In general it is advised to have a ‘guided’ personality assessment with a qualified feedback that is given to you. In general what you need to know is that there is NO right or wrong judgements when talking about personality. There might be a good or better fit but tno right or wrong answers.

 

Market Research Coaching and self-development – your Opinion counts / Eure Meinung zählt

Hello english speaking friends,

I am currently doing my market research. If you have 3 minutes time to answer 10 quick questions this would help me a lot.

Thanks everyone for your support!

Here is the link to the ENGLISH survey (for german version, please scroll down)

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Hallo meine lieben deutschen Freunde,

Ich bin momentan dabei mein Market Research durchzuführen. Wenn ihr 3 Minuten Zeit habt wäre es super, wenn ihr kurz 10 schnelle Fragen beantworten könntet. Ihr würdet mir damit sehr helfen!

Tausend Dank für eure Unterstützung! Hier der DEUTSCHE Link.