By Katie Corbett
As you might imagine, I find being an Upholder to be helpful in business. I would also argue that the knowledge that I’m an Upholder is more helpful than the tendency itself. I’ll explain what I mean by this below.
I read “The Four Tendencies,” by Gretchen Rubin, as I was beginning to build my business. These are some ways in which the knowledge about my tendency has helped me:
- I try to prioritize the things I need to get done, since it can be easy to see all tasks as equally important.
- I now have the confidence to know that things will get done eventually, even if it is not as soon as I might like.
- I have learned to rely on metrics to decide what to continue doing, since it can be easy for me to continue doing something that doesn’t have the largest return on investment, simply because I have made it a habit.
- I have learned to appreciate others who follow through, especially since I now realize how rare that is.
- I have learned that having a more Type A personality means it is vital to take time away from work to relax and have fun.
If you would like to discover how your tendency can support you in business, and discover how it can help you achieve your dreams, I encourage you to read Gretchen Rubin’s book and take her test. It will only take a few minutes to realize the ways in which you make the world a better place.
What is your tendency? Are you an Upholder like me, or are you an Obligor, Questioner, or Rebel? Leave your answer in the comments.
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