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Why Not All Career Opportunities Are Created Equal

Updated: Jun 5


Here’s a question for you? Do you want good or great?


Take a moment and really think about this because by doing so you’ll discover your level of self worth.


You see, most people will blurt out “I want great” but in reality they accept crappy opportunities and go against their better intuition, regardless of all of the red flags before them.


How can you tell?


Firstly by “knowing thyself” as this is where your power lies. And, when you’re clear about who you are, what you’re worth, and what you have to offer, you’ll make decisions overall.


How does this apply to your Career?


It has everything to do with it. If you do not know who you are, what’s important to you, or what you have to offer, then how can you make a sound career decision?


Take a moment and think about it.


Here’s 3 DSG Tips to identify your core values when making a career decision.


  1. DSG Career TIP – Identify your core values. When you are clear on your values in life it makes decision-making in your career of choice a whole lot easier. Your core values stem from your truth and who you are. For example, if spending time with your family is super important to you, then it wouldn’t make sense to accept a position that will interfere with family time. Now don’t get me wrong, there are certain times in life that we have to make sacrifices however, I’ve found the more we deviate from the things that are important to us, the more we feel stripped of our power and ultimately this leads to a lack of fulfillment.

  2. DSG Career TIP – Identify your internal non non-negotiables. Your non-negotiables are intrinsically linked to your core values. They are the things you deem sacred and are un-willing to compromise on. For example, if it is important for you to find a job that is closer to your child’s daycare, then it may not make sense to accept a position in Timbuktu no matter how much it pays.

  3. DSG Career TIP – Make heart-based career decisions. In other words, choose a career that you’re great at, as it will fuel your desire to succeed. At DSG we’ve observed so many wonderful candidates focus solely on marketing their skills rather than their talents. And a great career is when talent and skill work together synergistically.

Always remember whenever you compromise your internal non-negotiables in a career decision you give your power away by not honouring yourself.


Use them as a guide, and I guarantee you will feel empowered and in the driver’s seat of your life.

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