Hello dear bee readers,
It has been a while since my last post - I have been quite the busy bee. What with an important presentation to prepare for work, two weddings one saturday after the other, one in Montreal the other in Rome. needless to say my hands were full! Now that I am back from the eternal city, I have been meaning to revive my little website with my latest adventures, which I hope you will find somewhat enlightening if not entertaining for a few minutes.
As for my presentation and how it went? very well!
The Theoretical part:
The importance of knowing thyself (introspection) when making an important decision such as selecting a field of study, choosing an employment and envisioning life priorities and career goals. If we do not know who we are, which is the basic principle for such decisions, the clarity, the enthusiasm and the perseverance, which are all imperative ingredient for success, will not come easily or will not come, full stop. I also, of course, mentioned my famous "carrot" principle. The fact that I see life objectives or any types of goals as carrots that the rabbit is trying to reach going through a maze full of obstacles. It is the same for us. What's important here is that the carrot we envision and that we are trying to get to is OUR carrot. Not that of our parents, family members, friends or society's. It should represent our own desires and dreams. The carrot needs to be clear. There could also be a BIG carrot composed of multiple sub-carrots. Which ever the case, that carrot belongs to you and it shines clearly. You may not get to the carrot for a year, two years, (8 years in my case), but nothing will stop you if it is what you want. If you lose sight of the carrot, mentally, then ask yourself if your goals have changed. If it you are losing motivation to reach it - then ask for help.
The Interactive Part involving date:
We used one of our most powerful and reliable psychometric tests to study our participants' results and make the workshop as interactive and fun so that each person could leave with something they identified with. My colleague, a brilliant fellow and psychology Ph.D, did a fabulous presentation of the trends that appeared in terms of career choices, fields of study strengths, weaknesses and coping mechanisms. Quite an eye opener for the listeners. Nothing new but don't we all love learning about ourselves? Knowledge is power, imagine if we knew ourselves entirely and in full consciousness?
That was the idea and it made the participants think. Even if the event was held on game 5 of the HABS versus the RANGERS… Now THAT's what I call me reaching my very own little carrot for the evening!
My name is Ivana. I love photography and meeting people. I hold a Master's in counselling psychology and work as a career consultant. Music is my fuel and an important source of energy in my life. I drive my vespa around the city and I love what I do! :) About this blog: me on my artistic soap box!
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