The secret to finding a job you can wake up excited for starts with understanding your Motivators. The Six Motivators are Aesthetic, Theoretical, Individualistic, Social, Traditional, and Utilitarian.
Here you’ll find video interviews with people from different careers listed according to the primary Motivators related to their position. The professionals will also share their top skills, DISC behaviors, and how they integrate into their day to day jobs. Click the buttons below to jump to your personal motivators and see how someone might utilize their Motivators in the day to day work they do.
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The Aesthetic Motivator rewards those who value balance in their lives, creative self-expression, beauty, and nature.
If Aesthetic is one of your top motivators, look for a career that allows you to express your creativity. Make sure the office environment and physical location of where you live appeal to you. Activities that help you feel balanced like nature or mindfulness will likely be greatly beneficial. Ask yourself, “Where do I feel most alive?”
The Theoretical Motivator rewards those who value knowledge for knowledge’s sake, continuing education and intellectual growth.
If Theoretical is one of your top motivators, look for a career where you can deeply pursue your intellectual interests. Opportunities for continuous learning and a mentor that you can learn from is important. Ask yourself, “What am I most curious about?”
Rewards those who value personal recognition, freedom and control over their own destiny and others.
If Individualistic is one of your top motivators, look for a career that allows you freedom and the ability to lead. You might want to consider entrepreneurism, performance, politics or jobs with a clear path to leadership. Ask yourself, “What do I want to be known for?”
Entrepreneurship, Politics, Chef, Public Speaker, Consulting, Driver, Actor/Singer, Pilot, Outdoor/Adventure Jobs, Investment Banking, Accounting, Gaming, Trade Jobs such as Welding, Plumbing, Masonry.
Rewards those who value opportunities to be of service to others and contribute to the progress and well being of society.
If Social is one of your top motivators, look for a career that allows you to help others and feel like you are making a positive impact on the world. Don’t limit yourself to just non-profit work. Many for-profit companies have a social benefit or corporate social responsibility departments. Ask yourself, “What problem do I want to solve in the world?”
Non-Profits, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Healthcare and Social Services, Community Programs, Physical Training, Psychology.
Rewards those who value traditions inherent in social structure, rules, regulations and principles
If Traditional is one of your top motivators, look for a career that aligns with your strongest beliefs. Pick a company with core values that you feel good about. Ask yourself, “How can I honor my core values in at work?” Ask yourself, “Where do I feel most alive?”
Government, Education, Banking, Military, Engineering, Health Services, Insurance, Religious Roles, Lobbying, Oil and Gas Jobs, Quality Control, Industrial Jobs, Activism.
Rewards those who value practical accomplishments, results and rewards for their investments of time, resources and energy.
If Utilitarian is one of your top motivators, look for a career that rewards you monetarily for doing a good job. Find environments where efficiency and results are important. You might also like hands-on work where you are solving practical problems. Ask yourself, “How much money do I want to make?”
Sales, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Law, Programming, Medicine, Consulting, Accounting, Engineering, Real Estate, Construction, Trade Jobs, Software Development.