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Episode 24 – Donna Dunning

"What's Your Type of Career?" by: Donna Dunning

People enjoy doing things that they are good at – this is no secret.  However, many people don’t even know how to assess themselves and find their strengths.  How can you find your path, what truly makes you happy, if you don’t even have a good grasp on who you are? This is something so many people suffer with (or at least ponder on a regular basis).  Here at Smart People Podcast, we have a theory.  Ya see, this Millennial Generation is having a hard time.  This generation is perhaps the first ever (maybe there were a few lucky individuals before them) to have the time and the means to focus on themselves.  In the past, people were just happy to have a paying job that allows them to support their family.  But these days, with a boost in productivity and creativity due to technology, along with the fairly solid financial foundation that has been laid by those before us (relatively speaking – back in the day if you didn’t have a job, you didn’t eat – period!) people are allowed to sit back and try to figure out what they REALLY want.  What is REALLY going to make ME happy? We have the resources to learn about all of these different opportunities.  The world is at our fingertips.  But at times, this can be as much of a curse as it is a blessing.  What happens if we pick the wrong career or calling?

Join us this week as we interview Donna Dunning, PhD.  Donna is a psychologist, author, consultant, certified teacher, and member of the MBTI® International Training Faculty. She specializes in the areas of career development, learning, and work performance.   For over twenty-five years she has provided consulting services including counseling, training, assessment, research, writing, evaluation, program development, and performance management. Donna has written numerous books on the subject such as What’s Your Type of Career?: Find Your Perfect Career By Using Your Personality Type and 10 Career Essentials: Excel at Your Career by Using Your Personality Type.  Please check out her website for tons of amazing insight at http://www.dunning.ca/

Also, we here at SPP recommend the following site for taking the Myers Briggs and finding out your personality type.  You will be surprised at what you learn. http://www.personalitypage.com/ It costs $5 (which is much cheaper than any other out there).  This is in no way associate with us, just a great site that we both used!

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