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By Tony Walmsley

Becoming a psychological profiling specialist is great for lots of reasons. Naturally, the ability to uncover deep insights into the complex world of individuals and teams in high resolution, makes the unrealistic convention of collective purpose and goals infinitely more manageable. That means managers, who are often cited as the reason why people quit can find more clarity about themselves and their teams to get on top of moving the dials towards high performance. Perfect.

But the second reason, and the purpose for sharing here, is the joy I have had uncovering the insights of Carl Jung. It’s a rabbit hole that can take you into some deep and dark places, but for sheer inspiration and self-reflection, highly rewarding.

In keeping with my own transitions between professional sport and business, here’s my First X1 Jungian inspirations to think about…

1. A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.

2. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

3. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside, awakes.

4. I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

5. Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.

6. Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

7. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.

8. The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.

9. We cannot change anything unless we accept it.

10. Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.

11. The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

I would love to hear from you about which quote resonates most with you and if you fancy a cuppa and a chat about the profiling specialist journey and benefits, book a call.

The Leaders Advisory is a Performance Coaching and Leadership Development organisation that uses applied psychology to help companies improve their engagement, productivity, and wellbeing. Tony Walmsley, founder is a Performance Coach and Profiling Specialist with a 30-year history as a business leader, professional football manager and coach educator.

Written by Tony Walmsley