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Episode 105: Scott Schimmel on Clues of Motivation

Summary  

In this conversation, Scott Schimmel discusses the process of figuring out what to do in life. He shares his experience with personality and talent assessments and how he developed cynicism towards them. He then introduces a different kind of assessment that focuses on recalling achievements and accomplishments. Scott explains the importance of breaking down contributions to these achievements and how understanding one's motivated abilities can be a transformative experience. He emphasizes the significance of finding patterns and themes in one's life and using them as a lens to make decisions. Scott concludes by encouraging listeners to figure out their unique motivation patterns and pursue them.

Takeaways
  • Personality and talent assessments may not always provide accurate insights into one's true motivations and abilities.
  • Recalling achievements and accomplishments can help identify patterns and themes in one's life.
  • Understanding one's motivated abilities can provide a different perspective on figuring out what to do in life.
  • Bringing one's unique motivation pattern into different situations can lead to a more fulfilling and impactful life.
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