You must work really hard and go out and make things happen to be successful.
Have you ever been told that in order to be successful you must work really hard and go out and make things happen?
I spent most of my life believing this to be true. Yet no matter how hard I worked, no matter how hard I tried to make things happen, I still struggled. I became a self-development junky trying to figure out what was wrong with me. Mindset training, Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits, Myers Briggs, Strengths Finder, Enneagram, etcetera and so on. Each of them gave me some great insights, but I was still struggling and frustrated.
Everything changed the day I learned about my unique BG5™ Career Type through the BG5™ Career & Business System.
Did you know that less that 10% of the population is actually designed to initiate things, and go out and make things happen? That means that more than 90% of us are NOT designed to “make things happen.”
This came as a huge shock to me! If you are not designed to “make things happen” what do you do?
I discovered that my BG5™ Career Type defined how I can be successful in the world without having to “work really hard” or “go out and make it happen.” It helped me understand how I can easily and successfully utilize my energy, and interact with others to get the maximum results and the most satisfaction!
Are you designed to “got out and make it happen?” Or not. Here are the four different BG5™ Career Types. See if you can identify which type is uniquely you.
The first Career Type and the ONLY type designed to initiate and “go out and make it happen, “are INNOVATORS. Making up only about 8% of the population, Innovators are here to get the ball rolling. If you are an Innovator, you are exceptional at manifesting what you envision. You can act independently and initiate actions that impact those around you.
What I have found through my experience, however, is that if you are an Innovator you probably have the hardest time manifesting. This is because you may have denied or contained your “powers” just to fit in. You may feel like there is something wrong with you, so you try being like everyone else to belong.
An Innovator client I worked with was angry and extremely frustrated with her life. She had been following and studying many current systems such as the Law of Attraction, and was trying hard to patiently wait for things to come to her. She felt like there was something wrong with what she had always done to be successful – which was going out and making things happen.
When she learned that she was an Innovator it was like a giant weight had been taken off her shoulders and her life took flight. I taught her that an Innovator can clear the way to making things happen by “Informing others before taking action.” The reason many Innovators have trouble manifesting is because they shut down when they feel a constant resistance from others. An Innovator’s actions impacts those around them, and many people can feel threatened by the impact and put up resistance. When Innovators learn to inform others before they take action the resistance dissolves and they are freed up to be themselves and “make things happen!”
Builder – Classic Builder
The second BG5™ Career Type is a BUILDER. There are actually two types of Builders – Classic Builders and Express Builders. I discovered that I am a Classic Builder and I am NOT designed to “make it happen.” In fact, when I do try to make it happen it is a lot of hard work that usually ends up in frustration. Like I mentioned, I always thought there was something wrong with me. I wasn’t focused enough. I wasn’t committed enough. I wasn’t good enough to make it happen. I thought all I had to do was work a little harder and then I could make it happen, but the harder I worked the further and further I moved away from my goals instead of towards them. No wonder things were such a struggle!
Classic Builders make up approximately 37% of the population. If you are a Classic Builder, you are here to do the work you love and love the work you do. When you love what you do, you naturally recharge your batteries and can go, go, go to create, build and produce with both joy and ease. As a Classic Builder, you know you are on the right track when you feel satisfied and know that you are off track when you feel frustrated.
The key to being a Classic Builder is to “Wait to Respond.” This means waiting for opportunities, situations and people to come to you vs going out and making it happen. Classic Builders are like huge magnets. If are operating properly as a Classic Builder, you will naturally attract exactly what you need at exactly the right time, and often it’s better than you could have even imagined it. When you are trying to “make it happen” you cannot see and don’t even notice the opportunities before you, and make things way harder than they need to be. I know this very well from first hand experience!
As I looked back, all of the most amazing opportunities I’ve had in life came to me and I didn’t try to make them happen; working at ABC television, performing around the world in the international cast of Up With People, becoming a trainer and a BG5™ Business Consultant, etc. All of these opportunities came to me when I was open to receive and waited to respond!
Builder – Express Builder
The second type of Builder is an Express Builder. Express Builders make up about 33% of the population. Express Builders, like the Classic Builder, must “Wait to Respond” first but then they have the ability to jump into action quickly. If you are an Express Builder, you will often find yourself restless and impatient – ready for action at any moment.
If you are an Express Builder, you are like the Classic Builder in that you are here to do the work you love and love the work they do, and you are like a magnet pulling people, opportunities and situations to you, but you have the added gift of efficiency. You can jump into action and quickly manifest as long as you wait to respond first. You can easily see which steps are essential and which steps can be skipped. This can cause you to move through a task so fast that you miss a step or two and have to go back. This can lead to frustration. To avoid this frustration slow down enough to be able to pay more attention to your response as the process unfolds.
When working with Express Builders, the first thing I often have to teach them is how to slow down and to wait to respond. This has been the key to unlocking their success. When they are living true to their design, life is no longer “hard work.” It is a joyous expression of doing what they love to do, and fully trusting and loving themselves.
The third BG5™ Career Type is an Advisor making up approximately 21% of the population. My husband is an Advisor, so I’ve gotten to know Advisors very well. I used to get frustrated when he could not go, go, go like I could as a Classic Builder. What I discovered is that Advisors are not designed to go, go, go and if they do they can easily burn themselves out. They have no built-in “motor” if you will, like the Builders. Advisors are here to lead, guide and oversee. They have an amazing ability to see how different people with different levels of energy can work together most effectively.
The biggest problem for most Advisors is that they believe that can initiate like an Innovator, or go, go, go like a Builder. Often this will leave them with a feeling of bitterness when things are tough and do not flow easily. I have witnessed this first hand as my husband tried initiate things with his business and make things happen. The harder he tried, the more he seemed to be pushing opportunities away and the more bitterness he would express. This becomes a downward spiral for most Advisors. When Advisors are operating true to their design, the bitterness goes away and they feel true Success!
As an Advisor, the key for you is waiting for recognition and invitation. Often when I explain this to an Advisor their first reaction is panic: “What if no one recognizes me?” “What if no one invites me?” When you are living true to you design as an Advisor, you are naturally recognized and naturally invited. When you are recognized and invited this is when where you truly shine!
It was amazing, as soon as my husband stopped trying to “make it happen” and began to fully understand how he was designed to operate as an Advisor, opportunities started coming to him! Others began recognizing him and inviting him to share his knowledge, skills and expertise – removing past bitterness and turning it into success!
The last type is very rare. Only 1% of the population is an EVALUATOR. Evaluators see the world in an entirely different way and live by a completely different set of rules. They are here to mirror and reflect the health of the individual, environment and the system as a whole. Like the canary in the coal mine, they can give us the first warning signs if something is not right or toxic in the environment. They also carry great wisdom, and are great at facilitating group processes.
Like the Advisor, the biggest problem for most Evaluators is that they believe they can initiate like the Innovator or go, go, go like the Builder. If you are an Evaluator, this will lead to a feeling of disappointment and can make life seem very difficult and discouraging. When Evaluators learn to live fully as themselves, they will begin to experience the beauty of surprise and wonder in every moment.
I have the honor and privilege of working with an Evaluator as one of my clients. Supporting her to fully live her design has opened new doors to her success, and has allowed her to fully accept the power of her uniqueness.
So those are the four BG5™ Career Types that are key to understanding your unique brilliance: Innovators, Builders, Advisors and Evaluators. Which type did you identify with the most?
So, in truth, ONLY if you are an Innovator are you designed to “make things happen.” If you are NOT an Innovator, then initiating and making things happen actually has the opposite effect – causing struggle, frustration, bitterness and disappointment. As I continually practice allowing people and opportunities to come to me as a Classic Builder, I am constantly amazed at how easy, fun, and successful life can be.
When you are living true to your design, no matter what your BG5™ Career Type, things cease to be “hard work” and you are no longer left struggling wondering what’s wrong with you or what is wrong with others. Living true to your design opens up a life and career of ease, success, satisfaction and peace.
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