Career Ideas for Gold Personalities
Do you love the work you do? Does your work embody who you are?
These aren’t particularly difficult questions, but in my experience as a life & career coach and a True Colors Facilitator, there are a lot of unhappy people working in jobs that don’t align with the things that matter to them most. That is to say, their work does not embody who they really are.
In fact, some statistics go so far as to suggest that 80% of people in the workplace don’t like the work they are doing. Now, given that the average person spends more time at work than they do with their families, that statistic is staggering, wouldn’t you agree?
Let’s face it, life’s way too short to spend it doing work that leaves you feeling unfulfilled. So if you have a job that is draining the life out of you, what’s stopping you from doing something about it?
I’ve learned that there are typically two reasons people don’t take action, either they tell themselves they can’t or someone else has told them they can’t. Whichever is true for you, its worth re-examining.
There’s a great quote by Nigel Marsh that sums this all up.
“There are thousands and thousands of people out there living lives of quiet, screaming desperation who work long hard hours, at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like.”
If Nigel’s quote resonates with you, and you are open to rethinking your situation, here’s a quick recap of the strengths and strongest abilities that embody your True Colors Gold personality.
True Colors Gold Personalities at Work
In the workplace you are most comfortable providing stability and order. You are responsible and dependable and you help your colleagues stay grounded in the rich traditions and culture of the organization. If you are part of a team, you are typically a logistical expert and help organize and structure the team’s activities for the completion of a goal. You have a strong sense of duty and can be counted on to work hard to get the job done on time on schedule and on budget. You excel in handling details and your efforts often make you the backbone of many organizations.
If you are a team leader, you have a high sense of duty and you are proficient in organizing the task at hand. You provide clear expectations and step-by-step procedures to assure the team goals are accomplished. You are grounded in reality. Your teammate cooperate with you and each other based on well-defined roles and responsibilities. Your leadership style is based in your logistical abilities. You stabilize and consolidate the team. Your motto is “Protect and Serve.”
So whether you are just starting out in your search for the perfect job or career, or you are currently employed and not loving it, there’s no time like the present to look at your options.
To help get the ball rolling, here’s a list 30 careers that are suited to the True Colors Gold Personality type:
Gillian Andries is a Life and Career Coach with Bottomline Coaching and Consulting and a True Colors Facilitator. Learn more about True Colors Workshops then contact me to discuss your specific needs.