Achievement Success

Shine achievement for yourself and
other people will see how you could shine achievement for them.

Achievement success means giving yourself the moments of dignity and moments of passion that spark success for you. 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 Yourself page.

Achievement moments spark both immediate satisfaction and future success.

 

Paula Kramer’s DISC behavior styles and Spranger guiding values

High I Influence/High S Steadiness
Helping + Knowledge

I/S with Helping + Knowledge

 

Achievement Success Example #1

A desire to understand behavior in small groups
leads to a book that shines for other

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.”

Achievement Moments

Seeking information to help her understand what shapes small groups to succeed or fail (Knowledge)

Learning how the structure of a group shapes interactions between group members (Knowledge)

Writing a book that gives people information they can use to shape their own small groups to succeed (Helping + Knowledge)

Immediate Satisfaction

Understanding why groups succeed or fail (Knowledge)

Understanding how group structure shapes group interaction (Knowledge)

Future Success

Providing information people can use to shape their small groups to succeed (Helping + Knowledge)

Providing information so people understand their interactions within small groups (Helping + Knowledge)

A niche topic as a writer (High I Influence)

Shine

Writing the small group book allowed Paula to shine for herself. The people at the conference felt Paula’s book could help them shine.
(This book is in revision.)

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 that became the most successful and longest running renewable energy fair in the world. 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 26 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 8 success choices and 8 failure choices.

Using her understanding of spectacular success, Paula was able to take what she learned from someone else’s research into a dream team formula to identify several other dream team formulas based on team function.

Achievement Moments

Making a documentary about the Midwest Renewable Energy Association to understand it’s spectacular success (High I Influence curiosity with Knowledge)

Identifying and organizing the ingredients for spectacular success (Knowledge)

Immediate Satisfaction

Fun making the documentary (High I Influence)

Friendship with a man who volunteered to help make the documentary (High I Influence desire to make connections)

Future Success

Knowing how to create smart success and spectacular success for the rest of her life (Knowledge)

A niche topic as a writer (High I Influence)

Shine

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 as well.

 

Achievement Success Example #3

A desire to understand relationships
leads to a skill that shines for others

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 guiding 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 guiding 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 guiding 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.

Achievement Moments

Understanding relationships using DISC behavior styles and Spranger guiding values (Knowledge)

Giving people information to better understand their relationships (Helping + Knowledge)

Immediate Satisfaction

Understanding every relationship in her life (Knowledge)

Knowing when to stay and when to walk away (High I Influence interest in connections with Knowledge)

Pleasure from helping people improve their relationships (High I desire to influence people with Helping)

Future Success

Gratitude from the people Paula helps (High I Influence with Helping)

A niche topic as a writer (High I Influence)

Shine

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 May 4, 2020.