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Your journey begins by taking the PositiveIQ Assessment. From there, we will help identify your personalized growth plan and provide the resources you need to find postivity in your life.
The PositiveIQ personal assessment asks questions about current behaviors and beliefs associated with 12 character strengths identified as being essential for developing a more positive life. It is designed to provide you with feedback about where you are at today as you begin this next phase of your self-discovery journey. You will also be able to see how closely your behaviors line up with the traits you value most.
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When you define your personal values, you discover what's truly important for you. A good way of starting to do this is to look back on your life, to identify when you felt really good and really confident that you were making good choices.
Identify the times when you were happiest: find examples from both your career and personal life. This will ensure you some balance in your answers.
What were you doing?
Were there other people? Who?
What other factors contributed to your happiness?
Identify the times when you were the most proud: uses examples from your career and personal life.
Why were you proud?
Did other people share your pride? Who?
What other factors contributed to your feelings of pride?
Identify the times when you were most fulfilled and satisfied: again use both work and personal examples.
What need or desire was fulfilled?
How and why did the experience give your life meaning?
What other factors contributed to your feelings of fulfillment?
Determine your top values, based on your experiences of happiness, pride and fulfillment: why is each experience truly important and memorable? Use the following list of common personal values you help you get started- and aim for about 10 top values (words found on next page). As you work through, you may find that some of these naturally combine. For instance if you value philanthropy, community and generosity you might say that service to others is one of your top values.
Prioritize your top values: this step is probably the most difficult, because you'll have to look deep inside yourself. It's also the most important step, because, when making a decision, you'll have to choose between solutions that may satisfy different values. This is when it's valuable to know which value is more important to you.
Write down your top values, not in any particular order.
Look at the first two values and ask yourself, "If I could satisfy only one of these, which would I choose?" It might help to visualize a situation in which you would have to make that choice. For example, if you compare values of service and stability, imagine that you must decide whether to sell your house and move to another country to do valuable foreign aid work, or keep your house and volunteer to do charity work close to your home.
Keep working through the list, by comparing each value with each other value, until your list is in the correct order.
Reaffirm your values: check your top-priority values and make sure they fit with your life and your vision for yourself.
Do these values make you feel good about yourself?
Are you proud of your top three values?
Would you be comfortable and proud to tell your values to people you respect and admire?
Do these values represent things that would support, even if your choice isn't popular and it puts you in the minority?
When you consider your values in decision making, you can be sure to keep your sense of integrity and what you know is right, and approach decisions with confidence and clarity. You'll also know that what you're doing is best for your current and future happiness and satisfaction.
The Gratitude Bucket allows you to reflect on the things you are grateful for each day. By uploading photos or writing small entries into your gratitude bucket you are better able to see the things around you that bring you happiness. Expressing gratitude for such things will become second nature as you begin to notice all of the things around you that you have to be thankful for.
In order to utilize the Gratitude Bucket you must first sign up & create an account. All of our resources are free to you, but in order for you to save entries and come back to view them, you must first create your account.