Shine achievement for yourself and
other people will see how you could shine achievement for them.
Achievement success means shining for yourself. Satisfy your DISC behavior style needs and Spranger guiding value passions in your daily life. People who have similar needs and passions will see your achievement shine and come to you for shine in their own lives.
See examples of people shining for themselves on the Shine For Yourselfpage.
Achievement success keys spark both immediate satisfaction and future success.
A desire to understand behavior in small groups leads to a book that shines for others
A desire to understand a spectacular success leads to a discovery that shines for others
A desire to understand relationships leads to a skill that shines for others
Achievement Success Example #1
A desire to understand behavior in small groups
leads to a book that shines for others
During grad school, Paula had terrible experiences in two small groups. Wanting to understand everyone’s bad behavior — including her own — Paula took graduate courses about small groups. Then as an independent study project with a graduate professor, Paula wrote a book about shaping small groups to succeed. Paula knew she should continue her research and writing about small groups after other people demonstrated their own interest in shaping small groups to succeed. A friend of Paula’s had contact with a woman in a national corporation. The friend arranged for her contact to take five copies of Paula’s book to a regional conference. At every conference, the corporation provided a table of books. Each participant could take one book for free. Paula’s self-published, spiral bound book with a flimsy cover (the first edition) sat among perfect bound books with fancy covers. According to the corporate contact, Paula’s books were “the first to go and they went fast.”
Paula satisfied her Knowledge guiding value passion for understanding by seeking information to help her understand what shapes small groups to succeed or fail.
Paula satisfied her High I Influence behavior style interest in interactions by learning how the structure of a group shapes interactions between group members.
Paula satisfied her Helping guiding value passion by writing a book that gives people information they can use to shape their own small groups to succeed.
Understanding why groups succeed or fail
Understanding how group structure shapes group interaction
Helping other people shape their small groups to succeed
Helping people understand their interactions within small groups
Everything publication of Paula’s revised book will bring her, including a professional niche as an author
A niche topic for Paula’s speaking career
Writing the book allowed Paula to shine for herself. The people at the conference felt Paula’s book could help them shine.
Note About Groups
How well anyone does in a group depends on the group’s willingness to accept someone new and to give them an identify within the group. If a group considers anyone a trespasser, effective interaction will be unlikely.
Achievement Success Example #2
A desire to understand a spectacular success
leads to a discovery that shines for others
Paula volunteered from the beginning at a renewable energy fair became the world’s most successful and now longest running renewable energy fair. Despite her understanding about shaping small groups to succeed, Paula did not understand the spectacular success of this particular small group, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Paula decided to make a documentary so she could understand the MREA’s spectacular success. From making the documentary she discovered the twenty-six situational, organizational, financial, emotional, and relationship ingredients for spectacular success. Looking at other spectacular successes around the world, Paula found that all of them used most if not all of the ingredients for spectacular success.
Paula learned that spectacular success comes from working with others and satisfying others. Paula also came to recognize 7 types of life success (straightforward success, serendipitous success, smart success, spectacular success, spotlighting standout success, benefit boomerang), and 7 types of life failure (fundamental failure, freaky failure, foolish failure, full-blown failure, finding fault failure, blunder backfire) and spectacular success gone bad (soured success). Learn more about these successes and failures on the Success & Failure Choicespage at:
Using her understanding of spectacular success, Paula was able to take what she learned from someone else’s research project into a dream team formula to identify several other dream team formulas based on team function.
Paula satisfied her High I Influence behavior style curiosity by making a documentary about the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.
Making the documentary also satisfied Paula’s Knowledge guiding value passion for identifying and organization information, thinking things through, and finding new problems to solve.
Fun making the documentary
Friendship with a man who volunteered to help make the documentary
Knowing how to create smart success and spectacular success for the rest of Paula’s life
A niche topic for Paula professional speaking career
Making the documentary allowed Paula to shine for herself. A woman moving up in her career decided that the ingredients for spectacular success plus Paula’s
findings on dream teams will help her shine.
Achievement Success Example #3
A desire to understand relationships
leads to a skill that shines for others
As a High I Influence behavior style, Paula has always been interested in interactions and relationships between people. She wanted a way to understand the differences in people so she could improve her own relationships. When the owner of a speakers bureau introduced her to the DISC behavior system, Paula was fascinated. She researched both DISC behavior styles and the values identified by Eduard Spranger.
At first, Paula tried to use DISC behavior styles and Spranger values the way the speakers bureau owner and a consulting company used them, which was mostly for business purposes. She failed completely. When Paula realized that she was more interested in using behavior styles and values to help people in their personal relationships, she decided to focus on that interest. This focus led her to finally understanding every relationship in her life and what was possible in every relationship in her life.
Paula started explaining DISC behavior styles and Spranger values to her friends and acquaintances. She explained which actions open doors to each behavior style. She explained which actions close or slam doors to each behavior style. She explained how guiding values affect decisions. Some of Paula’s friends and acquaintances began using her explanations in their own relationships. Positive results occurred when the person wanting improvement satisfied the other person’s needs with sincerity and the other person responded with open-mindedness.
Paula satisfied her High I Influence behavior style need to understand interactions by researching DISC behavior styles and Spranger values. She satisfied her guiding value passions by explaining DISC behavior styles and Spranger guiding values to her friends and acquaintances.
Paula satisfied her High I Influence interest in interactions and her Knowledge guiding value passion by researching DISC behavior styles and Spanger guiding values.
Paula satisfied her Helping and Knowledge guiding value passions to help other people with knowledge by explaining DISC behavior style needs and guiding value passions to her friends and acquaintances.
Understanding every relationship in her life
Knowing when to stay and when to walk away
Pleasure from helping people improve their relationships
Gratitude from the people Paula helps
A niche topic for Paula’s professional speaking career based on her successes in improving relationships
A niche book for the people Paula cannot help personally
Figuring out all of her own relationships according to DISC behavior styles and Spranger guiding values allowed Paula to shine for herself. Friends and acquaintances who needed help understanding their relationships realized Paula could shine for them by answering questions about their relationships.
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Last updated July 31, 2018