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What Is Success?

Who do you consider to be a successful person?

The best definition of success I have heard is;

"A success is someone who is doing the job they want to be doing."

A garbage recycler is a success if that is what they want to be doing, but a rocket scientist is not a success if they would rather be a market gardener!

Studies have shown that about 75% of people are 'moderately dissatisfied' to 'very unfulfilled' with their work.

Read more about our Discover Your Calling & Career Program® by expanding the sections below.

You can also take a look at our clients career coaching testimonials on the bottom of our Testimonials page.

The Monday Morning Blues (M.M.B) symptoms - a long face, job dread and general crankiness - arise at about 8am on Monday morning, although in extreme cases, the Monday Morning Blues can strike on Sunday afternoon!
To determine your susceptibility to the M.M.B's, check out this quiz.
Each "Yes" answer is one point.
    1. I enjoy what I do and speak of my work positively
    2. I like my Manager and my work colleagues
    3. I receive regular feedback about how I'm doing
    4. I feel empowered to do my job the way I feel is best
    5. I feel supported, appreciated and recognized
    6. I have training options open to me
    7. I feel I am good at what I do
    8. I believe my work is meaningful
    9. I feel I am paid fairly
    10. I look forward to going to work on Monday
7-10 Points
It sounds like you are generally happy with your work and work environment.
3-6 Points
You sound dissatisfied with certain aspects of your job and career.
What could you do to change or improve your "No" questions?
0-2 Points
You are very dissatisfied with your working situation.
Would you be happier in another job?
Are you working in the place that makes the best use of your unique talents and abilities?
Recruitment consultants are great when you know which job you want and which industry you want to work in.
But if you aren't sure about what job you want, career coaching can help you align your values and life goals with the industry and career for which you are ideally suited.
Using tools such as values identification and job profiling, a qualified Career Coach will help you:
· define what is most important to you
· determine what job will make the best use of your unique skills and ability,
· identify what elements you enjoy in your current work, and provide feedback and support as you explore other options.
Clients who seek career coaching fall into one of three general categories:
The 'Career Curious' - who are curious about a change in career and would like some options to consider and someone to act as a sounding board to talk things over with.
The 'Job Restless' - who are looking to change their job, often to a similar role in related industry.
Seeking a 'Career Calling' - these people want to discover their calling. They want their work to be their passion and to be "turned on" by what they do.
Our approach to coaching these groups is slightly different.
For the Career Curious we talk about what you like and don't like about your current and past jobs.
We do brainstorming and visioning.
For The Job Restless we use tools which reveal the skills you enjoy using and examine the interface between the jobs you would like to do and your personal strengths and skills.
For many clients who are bored or unchallenged, the answer may be to stay with their current employer but in a new or expanded role.
Because just as it can be extremely stressful to do a job which is too demanding and which you are not suited for, it can also be extremely stressful being in a job that does not stretch you at all and represents no challenge or potential for learning or growth.
For clients that are interested in discovering their Calling, we use holistic tools, which help bring the whole of their life into clearer focus and help them clarify what they really want to do with their life.
This way they will find work that fulfils their passion for meaningful work and engages both their heart and their head.
With all of these clients, we provide support and a sounding board for fresh ideas as you explore new options for your working life at a time and a pace that you decide on.
Do you long for a job that makes use of your unique skills, talents and abilities?
You have heard about the "x factor" - but do you know your Z Factors®?
Your Z Factors® are your unique Skills, Career Passions® & Career Values® that only you can bring to an organization.
Understanding your Z Factors® means you know what motivates you, what you are best at, and what values you hold in relation to your work.
Once you are aware of how you can uniquely contribute and what you do best, you can focus on a job where that's what you do!
An important component of your Z Factors® is identifying your Career Values®.
A job that fits your Career Values® will be one you will feel happy and fulfilled doing.
Conversely, if you are in a job that conflicts with your Career Values® you will be unhappy and frustrated.
For example, if working in a large team is a core career value for you, then running your own business from home by yourself is probably not for you.
If you don't enjoy customer contact then selling cars will not suit you - but running your own vineyard may appeal?
Knowing your Career Values® saves you a great deal of time and hassle by eliminating jobs you will not be happy doing and zeroing in on the jobs that you are uniquely suited for!
You are unique.
No one else has your unique mix of experience, skills and ability!
So in our Discover Your Calling & Career Program® there is no cookie cutter approach.
We help you discover your career clues - like jigsaw pieces - which when put together into a complete Job Jigsaw®, reveal the jobs you will be happiest doing!
It is jam packed full of fun, unique and exclusive tools so you can;
  • Identify what you are best at and the skills you enjoy using
  • Find the job options best suited to you
  • Discover your dream jobs!
We have coached an English teacher into studying Eco City Planning, a customs officer into Valuation, a lawyer pursuing a career in Sports Management, a flight attendant into photography, a bank employee doing a sound degree, etc. as well as those who have decided to remain within the same industry but change their role within it.
Our Discover Your Calling & Career Program® consists of seven modules, which include:
1 - Identifying Career Clues®, introducing The Job Jigsaw®
2 - Skills Inventory® List
3 - Career Values®
4 - Vocation Passions®, Job Brainstorm®
5 - Job Criteria Cards®, Job Score Sheet®
6 - Job Elements®
7 - Finding Your Dream Job®, Making It Happen
At the conclusion of the coaching, we proceed to Career Exploration and specific Job Searches.
Click here to find out more and get your copy of the first tool we use - the Job Jigsaw®.
How do you discover your dream job?
Well, imagine you have won Lotto and didn't have to work ever again - a nice thought!
Your dream job is the job you would do even if you weren't getting paid for it.
Career Coaching can help you discover your "dream job."
This is the job where you look forward to going to work on Monday morning and your job doesn't feel like work because it's what you love doing!
Asking yourself these three questions can help you decide if you could benefit from some career coaching.
· If you stay where you are now, where will you be in 5, 10 or 20 years time?
· Would you like to know what role and industry would make full use of your unique talents and potential?
· Would you like to discover what you are 'meant' to be doing?
If these questions have piqued your interest, contact us for a free, no obligation chat.
Or read our Discover Your Calling & Career Program® testimonials at the bottom of the page here.

Discover Your Calling & Career® Tools

1. If your financial needs were taken care of, what would you do?
2. If you were told you had six months to live, what work would you like to do?
3. What do you like doing in your weekends?
4. What would be your best Mastermind topic?
5. What is your most enjoyable way to spend time?
6. What subject would you most like to teach?
7. What can you easily waste time doing?
8. What was the job you dreamt about as a child?
9. If you could spend all day doing …. what would …. be?
10. What gets you excited and passionate?
11. What do you like doing?!
12. If you could do anything what would it be?
13. Who do you admire - your hero? What do they do?
14. When you surf the internet where do you go?
15. What are you doing when you get "lost" and time just flies?
How does it work?
The Discover Your Calling & Career® Program begins by compiling your career clues.
Your career clues are what skills you enjoy using, what you have enjoyed about current and past jobs, the environment and organisational culture you would like as well as what you don't want in a future job.
We put these clues together in your unique The Job Jigsaw® and the picture it makes is the sort of work you would be happiest doing!
This system can't fail because all the clues come from you - not from a computer telling you what to do or someone elses opinion about the job you should be doing.
You can get an idea of your career clues by asking yourself;
Positive and Negative Career Clues
What were the things you really enjoyed and what were the things that dragged you down about your current and past work?
Your Skillset
Make a complete list of all your skills, ask your friends if you like.
Which of these skills do you really enjoy utilizing, which ones are okay, and which skills do you not enjoy?
This is important information because you may be good at doing something, but you have burned out on it.
Work Environment
What kind of physical work environment do you need?
In an office, outdoors, on the road with travel, etc.?
Company Culture
What kind of organisational culture do you like?
High pressure, fast paced, having fun, collaborative, etc.
For example, do you work best within a team, or do you prefer working by yourself?
Fill Out Your Job Jigsaw®
Now you have compiled a list of your career clues, label them as Hot, Warm or Cold and write these on your The Job Jigsaw®
Hot clues are must haves that you can't live without - maybe something like a "Positive team."
Warm clues are things that would be nice - a company car for example?
Cold clues are things that you can't stand - something like repetitive work with no variety.
Discover your Calling and Career® Program
Have yet to achieve career "success? "
Are you unsure as to what you would really like to do?
Could you do with a Career-Check or Job Warrant-of-fitness?
Our Discover your Calling and Career® program will help clarify your personal values, discover your career strengths and identify your dream jobs.


If you would like to know more about how our Discover Your Calling & Career® Coaching Program can help you find a rewarding career in a job you would love to do, contact us for a free no-obligation chat.

You can read our Discover Your Calling & Career® Testimonials at the bottom of the page here.

About Us


Harley M Storey
M.I.C.F, A.C.E (NZSC)
Life & Career Coach
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