The CVI test provides a description of the innate, unchanging nature of an individual. There are four categories MERCHANT, BUILDER, INNOVATOR, and BANKER are core motivational drivers. Core motivational drives cause a person to want to make a contribution in a certain way. This deepest, internal-self also prescribes the behaviors and work that serve to develop self-esteem, causing people to subconsciously desire a situation that offers them the opportunity to make the highest contribution possible. The CVI has revealed a new level of understanding of human nature, at the deepest of levels and how the conscious and subconscious mind works.
It’s important for me to know where I fall into those four categories so that I am more conscious of my core being and my motivators and drivers. This is a test that is something that I would like to incorporate with my coaching clients. I thought it would beneficial to share my most dominate core energy, MERCHANT. I believe the more you understand what motivates me and drives me the more I can build trust in me as a coach. My MERCHANT core energy causes me to rely on the following strategies for success and fulfillment, straight from the test results itself:
Your cornerstone core value is love. Building and sustaining relationships is central to your life's strategy. You are constantly working to know and understand the truth about yourself and others.
You like to have a good sense of connection between what you are doing today and what you see in your future. Absolute proof, knowledge and understanding are not required in order for you to act. You enjoy being a bright light in your world. Nothing feels right when the people you value are distant or are in conflict. You have a natural enthusiasm and like to be in situations that are fully engaging and energized. You want to receive good rewards and appreciation for time and energy spent. No potential plan, idea or possibility gets by you.
You like to work and others enjoy working with you. You are at home with intangibles and creative ideas. You are good at getting others to work for and with you. Choosing your words carefully works well for you. Making presentations puts zest in your life. You like a new charge in your life and you like to be the charge in the lives of others. You like to trust people and to share yourself with them freely.
You enjoy lots of different people and activities. Too much formality is boring and restrictive. You thrive on new opportunities, especially if you participate in creating the change process. Motivating others with your visions and ideas is very satisfying. Talking with others is your way to learn and to teach. Something new and inspiring everyday is the spice of your life. You seldom feel defeated; you see good potential in most situations.
You like to energize and motivate others to work with you. You are willing to put yourself at risk in thought and action. It is important for you to see people and things as they really are
This test truly says a lot about me and the way I live my life. I live my life with a zest, with passion, and I believe that with these things, anything is possible. There is no doubt that what drives me is seeing my coaching clients be happy, successful and healthy and I given the chance, I will do whatever it takes to see these things through and through. As my CVI suggested, I like to energize and motivate others to work with me. I are willing to put myself at risk in thought and action.
So ask yourself again, what’s stopping you for working with me? Reach out and learn about it with me.