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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about how different personality types can create and sustain motivation while they build skills.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • The 80s movie “skill-building montage” phenomenon – and how this contrasts with the societal messaging young people receive around building skills today.
    • The disappointment that can come with today’s mindset
    • What’s missing in today’s messaging?
    • The kick-back message from the younger generation
  • Skill development – how is this different from hard work and effort?
    • The idea of skill development to create value
    • Why do people avoid skill development work?
  • Previous podcasts that discuss skill development through models and frameworks:
  • The phases of skill development people go through according to the Competence Model:
    • Unconscious incompetence
    • Conscious incompetence
    • Conscious competence
    • Unconscious competence
  • How can you get through the tough parts of skill development?
    • The importance of tools and motivation
  • What do the 16 personality types need to generate motivation for skill development based on their primary judging function?
  • Accuracy (Ti) – xxTPs:
    • Thoughts on creating clarity
  • Harmony (Fe) – xxFJs:
    • What does healthy support look like?
  • Effectiveness (Te) – xxTJs:
    • The power of having a plan
  • Authenticity (Fi) – xxFPs:
    • Inspiration to create motivation
  • Feedback – why is it an important part of skill development?
    • What does it look like when we reject feedback?
    • The journey to empowerment and positive self esteem

In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about how different personality types can create and sustain motivation while they build skill.

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  • MaryLynne
    • MaryLynne
    • November 29, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I’m INFP. I learned my motivation is inspiration. I get something out of every podcast, but this changed my life. I’ve been building tools for years, doing the work, and being upset with myself because nothing seemed to “stick”. I get great insights, take on huge things, do what I need to do despite every personal feeling to be bored or hemmed in and quit – and then I stop. I knew (after years) it wasn’t laziness or lack of character and it got a little better, but I couldn’t get to the bottom of it.

    When I heard about inspiration, everything clicked. Everything I’ve done was when I was inspired to a bigger purpose. When you told the Clarity people “That is a precious moment. Treasure it, cultivate it,” I got that. I don’t have to wait for lightening to strike to feel inspired, and be left adrift when it’s gone. I can cultivate it, cause it, nurture it. I made a call to repair a relationship I have been avoiding for a year. I couldn’t make myself do it, but she is one of the most inspiring people I know and in the face of that, the discomfort of making the call was nothing. I"ve been in action and lit up (but not frantic) for weeks, and when it starts to fade, I stop and see – am I missing a tool or inspiration? What inspires me about my life and others? I’ve not felt like this in years. THank you!!!!!!!!!!

  • drmae
    • drmae
    • August 26, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    I also don’t really get what they mean with clarity? Is it a sense of purpose?

  • Maria
    • Maria
    • June 18, 2020 at 9:28 am

    I love this! You guys are amazing!! You bring so many new ideas and thoughts combined with what this looks like in real life. Thank you!

  • Carole
    • Carole
    • June 5, 2020 at 6:58 am

    This episode is again very interesting. I am a bit uncomfortable with the motivation factor for FJ types. What’s bothering me is that in the opposite of the other, the “support from others” is something external and so it’s not totally in the hand of the FJ person. I totally see how support from others is helpful to keep their motivation high, but telling that they should seek for it to stay motivated seems a bit dangerous to me because they may either not find the right people either not recognize that they are actually supporting them. It’s something they are not totally in control with. The support needs to be found in themselves, not by changing your entourage, but by changing where you look for support and approval and it starts with your own self support.

  • Elise Allan
    • Elise Allan
    • May 13, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve just listened to this for about the third time. I’m an INFP, a painter, art lecturer and creativity coach, and this is great information for all of these strands I work in. Although as a painter I’ve been developing skills for over forty years, for anyone working with creativity there’s never a time for sitting back and being ‘finished’. That sense of having a divine purpose is key, and just mulling over the tools that I have to reconnect, something shifted within a stuckness that’s been there for a considerable while. Meanwhile my three year old Te has been making lists of next steps and plans to keep me going through this dry period.
    But I’m also connecting the information in this podcast with the one on Noble Vices, and intrigued that while my 3 year old will support my motivation, my 10 year old can be a distraction. It doesn’t like the major changes that ‘have to’ happen in my work; it longs to build on yesterday rather than be present in today. Good to see it more clearly! Thank you so much for this work you’re sharing.

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