Author Archives: kberman

Using Self-Discovery To Find a New Career

The paradox of self-discovery is that the more we understand ourselves, the more we understand and accept others. The more we know, the less we fear. A Course in Miracles teaches that there are only two main emotions: love and fear.

The Changemaker Test, designed to provide personality indicators–called labels–so anyone has some tools about themselves that they can study to see why they make the decisions and choices they make.  Then from this foundation of self-discovery, he/she can continue exploring and recreating themselves through her/his lifetime.

The Changemaker Test Categories are:
(1) NLP–Neurolinquistic Programming
(2) Birth Order
(3) Family Roles
(4) Our Emotional Energies
(5) MBTI– Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Changemaker Test is at Finding Your Passion.

During the energy you spend in re-inventing yourself, you will learn new career choices for your personality labels. The labels can be quite effective at weeding out what you love to do and what you’ve taught yourself to do against your basic nature. Find what you love to do and life will be a continual joyful experience.

Some of my links about career:

(1)  John Holland Personality Types

(2)  Finding the Career You Were Born to Do A-Z Links Directory

(3)  Finding Your Passion A-Z Links Directory

(4) Changing Jobs A-Z Links Directory

Some longer posts you may enjoy reading are:

(5) Reinventing Yourself at Good Life Coaching has some good tips: take it at your own pace, look at where you want to go, maybe take an interim step, deal with the flak and remember that reinventing yourself means creating a new identity.

(6)  Reinventing Yourself from Mike Bellah is about the fundamental quest at midlife. He quotes Ross Goldstein: “The fundamental quest at midlife is to figure out who we are and who we want to be as we get ready to embark on the second half of life.

Photo credit.

Changemaker Groups

Everyone has many personality labels yet most of us resist being labeled. Over a lifetime, we each will have hundreds of labels because we have unique life experiences. The main way that we learn our labels is from others. We generally resist these learnings as it feels that the labels have a negative connotation. Yet most of our labels are positive and negative at the same time.

We each love to learn about ourselves. But we pretend that we don’t want to know. It is the same maneuver we use to view a group picture that includes us. While oohing and aahing over all the other group members, we are secretly gazing at ourselves. Most of the labels used by counselors are unknown by clients.

The Changemaker Test, which is meant as a vehicle for self-discovery, includes the labels used in NLP (neurolinguistic programming), birth order, family roles, emotional energies, and MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator). Also included are the labels for the Big Five Test, enneagram, and transactional analysis.

Changemaker is committed to the basic belief that each person has the opportunity for self-discovery and the potential for self-healing. As individuals, we sometimes choose paths that may be harmful to us. To get off that path and onto a new road takes exploration and experimentation.

The Changemaker Test offers education for self-discovery as Changemaker believes that the change within a person involves the courage to see (insight) and the courage to act (action). The Changemaker Test will teach anyone 10 labels about themselves. Therefore, by using the labels to change themselves, the changemaker is the person who decides to learn and make the change happen.

Through Changemaker Groups, we provide short-term specialized direction and solutions to help others to better understand themselves and ourselves.. With this direction and self-knowledge others will learn to implement techniques designed to lead to greater self-mastery.

Groups are the recognized best method for people to gain information and acceptance from others. One of the main underpinings of AA is that all members are peers. Anyone has the opportunity to share and to be heard.

Photo credit.

Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Blog

“Emotional Sobriety: Becoming Friends & Lovers”  (kathyberman.com) is the blog I started in Nov. 2004. After writing daily for 10-12 hours for several years, I came to believe that the blog had too much information. So I began reorganizing my thoughts and ideas into separate, one-main-theme blogs. So was born my blog empire. I imagine I have over 50 blogs now. Many of them I have deserted. Staying focused is critical to developing a blog empire.

WordPress and blogger are quickly picked up by Google. Actually blogger is owned by Google. I’m going to list what I like about each:

1. WordPress.com has great widgets to add to the site. Although you can’t sell anything on wordpress.com nor put any ads on it, it is a great marketing tool for your other interests or blogs because you can link to other blogs or link back to your other blogs. I have set these patterns of linking back up in my wordpress.com sites I am using for Coral Cay Blogs to show how to use wordpress.com.

2. Blogger is also easy to use but there are no categories when I started so information was difficult to catalog. But you can sell your products and/or add AdSense or other ads.

3. WordPress.org has to be done by a professional programmer and I use a great guy to set up and or change my main site at kathyberman.com.  I developed a separate blog in many of the WordPress themes to show a quick overview of the different themes (see Coral Cay Blogs list. The choices of themes, addons, plugins, widgets are endless. The photos at the top of my six blogs I chose from Flickr and they change as you move from page to page.

This level of blogging with having to choose your own web host should only be taken when you are completely comfortable because you don’t have the control. Choosing programmers and domain names and add-on blogs or sub-blogs can be daunting. At least it was for me and took me 3 years of blogging. Also while wordpress.com is free, wordpress.org costs money.because you have to hire your own host and programmers to help you if you can’t code. My original blog I built in blogware but WordPress is vastly superior.

Photo credit.