E012. You are unique. But how to identify that? - Sensibly Happy Podcast

We all are unique in our own way. But how can we identify that? And how can we use the knowledge of our atomic preferences to find our happy place in life, especially the professional life? How can we stay unique and valuable at the same time?

What you’ll discover

  • Why and how we are different. What forms our uniqueness.
  • How to identify your uniqueness and benefit from it.
  • How to use atomic preferences on the job market.
  • How to stay unique and valuable at the same time.

Quotes, keynotes

  • We humans are the same: we are born, we eat, study, make for a living, fall in love, grieve, and rejoice. So, we often have similar issues or hard moments. And it’s good, because we can understand others as well as be understood. Moreover, we are parts of one society, so we should be alike. But sometimes we are so similar that we can’t identify ourselves anymore. We want to be a little bit unique, we want to be valuable, but the society often expects from us to be all as one, to be measured by a single ruler, to be rewarded with the same price, or to be educated by the same punishment.
  • We are often treated as peculiarities of our character. Sometimes as redundant things, and sometimes as a fun add-on. Some of those characteristics can be easily identified and we’re aware of them, but others are hidden subconscious parts of our personality because we don’t focus on them. Can we convert our personal preferences and features into something useful?
  • I’m sure that we are unique. Each one of us! Because we grew up in different environments with different people around us and different things that influenced us. All of those factors made us who we are and shaped our unique personalities. We can pretend that we are the same as others, but we can’t reject ourselves, or close eyes on our differences. By accepting who we are, we can get the most out of our peculiarities.
  • Instead of identifying ourselves using some predefined and given patterns, like profession, or type of personality, we can break down things that surround us to small atomic pieces. Some of those we really like or feel comfortable with, but others we want to avoid. And by breaking all of that down into tiny pieces, let’s say puzzles, we can see that some of those puzzles are from our own picture, and others are borrowed and they’re not a part of us. And if we select only our own puzzle parts, we will be able to create a clean picture of ourselves which consists of atomic preferences.
  • What should we do for a living? How can we be ourselves and still be valuable? Having knowledge about ourselves, about our atomic preferences, we can identify what job could be better for us in comparison to the current one. Or, even if we are applying for a standard position, we can declare what we don’t like to do and what we are obsessed with. And, if an employer is open-minded, he or she will accept you for a position based on your real value.
  • Is it possible to be unique and valuable? Shouldn’t we be universal soldiers? I bet we can be unique, and we can bring value by being unique. Do you remember four penguins from the “Madagascar” cartoon? Each penguin played its own unique role, but together they acted as one team. And, let’s admit, a good team. It would be so boring to have four identical penguins there. So, you definitely can be both unique and complementing part of a good team.

The task for the next week

Please, take an activity that you like participating in and analyze what exactly you like in it and what you don’t like. Please, be as detailed as you can. As a result, you will have the first puzzles of your own true picture.

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