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True Success -- High School Workbook
Youth Workbook
True Success
Plus an Instructor's Guide

Introduces students to the Personality style process and guides them toward a career pathway that fits with who they are. A journey in self-discovery, it is sure to help students gain a better understanding of their natural strengths and talents. As they do, they become well equipped to select the college major or trade that's right for them and identify careers in which they will thrive and find true satisfaction.


The Workbook: Follow Your Inner Heroes To The Work You Love
College Workbook
The Workbook: Follow Your Inner Heroes(tm) to the Work You Love

This fun and practical workbook can be used as a stand alone or, better yet, as a great companion to the text book in groups or classes. Students love this innovative course filled with exercises in self-discovery and career planning.


Follow Your Inner Heroes To The Work You Love -- Book Best Selling Career Book
Includes set of 4 Inner Heroes(TM) Cards
New Edition 2013

"This is both a delightful book and a web site. Carolyn gives an intelligent and warm explanation of the idea that all mankind divides into four basic personality types, or temperaments,... based on the earlier work of  David Keirsey, Isabel Myers and Carl Jung. Highly recommended"
DICK BOLLES, author, What Color Is Your Parachute?

"What an exciting book to discover meaningful work that satisfies your soul."
JACK CANFIELD    Chicken Soup for the Soul

212 pages,  6"x9"
ISBN 978-0-9858530-6-8
Former ISBN 978-0-9858530-1-3
Former ISBN 978-1893320-28-4

Listed as #7 of the top 30 best selling career books in America on Vocational Biographies website.


From the Back Cover
Do you hate your job? But don't know what else you can do? Carolyn Kalil, M.A., takes the mystery and misery out of your search for satisfying work. This book helps you to discover your natural strengths and talents. With the help of the temperament personality method, you'll learn quickly how to reclaim your true self and find your own path to success. In a few simple steps, the author leads you to the work you love.

"Follow Your Inner Heroes(tm) to the Work You Love" is also Carolyn's personal success story. It is enriched throughout by anecdotes and first hand reports from people whom she has helped in their search for self-expression and fulfilling careers.

Discover your true talents
Create a positive, clear self-image
Overcome fears that block success
Maximize your unique strengths
Determine your ideal career
Put soul into the work you do

"Follow Your Inner Heroes(tm) to the Work You Love" is so much more than just another career book about how to find a job. The author demonstrates how she dealt with self-esteem issues and reclaimed her own true self, discovering her life's work in the process. From her twenty-nine years of experience as a career counselor, she shares stories of people she has helped to find the work they love.

About the Author
Carolyn Kalil has been inspiring students and organizations for more than 30 years as an educator, counselor, author, speaker and corporate trainer. Her popular book and its companion workbook continue to be successful training tools for students and a number of major corporations, including Warner Brothers and Cisco Systems. And her work is receiving high praise from colleges, prisons, Welfare-to-Work and other programs that strive to help people.


   Several years ago when I began to write this book, a very intuitive friend of mine told me, "The book you're going to write is not the book you think you're going to write." At the time I had no clue what she meant by her uncanny remark. But she was right. The book you now hold in your hands is certainly different from the one I set out to write. My initial intent was to introduce cutting-edge information about a simple personality system that helps people understand who they are and find the work they love to do. This knowledge became the catalyst for my own mental, spiritual and emotional healing, which gave me the courage to discover and pursue the work I love to do. This book is based on my personal experience and insights, as well as feedback from some who I have counseled.
  In my early days as a career counselor, when students would ask me to help them find the work they should do, I would take them literally. It didn't take long to realize they were really asking much deeper questions, such as, Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life? What was I born to do? Where do I fit?
  Many fine books already on the market deal with the nuts and bolts of the job hunting process, how to write a resume, how to interview, and where to find particular kinds of work. My focus differs by first tackling the age-old issues of knowing who we are and our purpose - internal issues of self-discovery and meaning - before applying that knowledge to the task of finding your ideal life's work.
  For as long as I can remember, I have been able to see the natural potential in others, but for years I didn't have a name for it. I was frustrated, because I didn't know how to explain to other people what I knew. Still, it was clear to me that innate qualities in each individual motivated them to think and behave in particular ways. Everyone has unique and special characteristics that have nothing to do with one's race, religion or level of education.
  Why is it that some people have the incredible ability to connect and interact easily with other people, while many do not have this gift, yet possess remarkably curious minds that are storehouses for a wealth of information? Why are some people gung ho for life without worrying how they're going to get where they're going or what will happen when they arrive, while others seem almost paralyzed without first developing a detailed plan to get from point A to point B?
  As a counselor, I have discovered a way to show others what these traits are and how to use them to find their own unique niche that brings them satisfaction in their work. I had long encouraged others to choose work that would bring out their passion.  I now had a tool to show them how to do this. My college career-planning classes became very popular as students not only figured out what they wanted to do with their lives but also understood themselves and their relationships better than ever.
  My personal and professional success with temperament inspired me to write this book. It spoke to my heart like no other personality system had ever done and I knew I was on to something good that could change lives.
  Classifying individuals according to four main personality types is not a new idea. The eminent physician Hippocrates described four dispositions or temperaments- choleric, phlegmatic, melancholic and sanguine - as long ago as the fifth century B.C. Eastern astrologers devised a system that used four natural elements, air, water, earth and fire, to create the trigons that comprise the twelve signs of the zodiac. Native Americans divide their medicine wheel into four Spirit Keepers, and the four central desires of Hindu philosophy, pleasure, success, duty and meaning, delineate four aspects of human nature.
  In the modern era, Carl Jung's landmark work Psychological Types reaffirms the ancient belief in fixed patterns of behavior. According to Jung, each of us is born with a particular basic personality and our goal is not to be like anyone else, but to become our "best self." Despite its powerful influence, Jung's typology was not adaptable to everyday use until the relatively recent development of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which sparked a renewed interest in personality theory.
  Modern-day psychologist Dr. David Keirsey, in his book Please Understand Me, explains the relationship between the four temperaments and the sixteen Myers-Briggs Types. Keirsey labels the four temperaments as the Apollonian, the Promethean, the Epimethean, and the Dionysian.
   You are about to embark on an incredibly exciting journey. Through this process you will uncover your positive attributes and learn how they already suit you for work you will love to do. Once you have recognized your personality, you'll understand why some careers are natural extensions of who you are, while others will never fit - and in fact, might harm your spiritual and emotional well-being. The final steps in this process are to help you overcome your fear, define your mission, and set your course for expressing your true self through a meaningful life's work
         Carolyn Kalil


  When I was in the second grade, one day the teacher asked the class to line up according to eye color: blue eyes in this line and brown eyes over there. My eyes are one of those 'tweener colors, more green than blue, but not quite either, with yellow flecks just to keep you guessing. I was a precocious and precise little kid, so I asked the obvious question: "What about green eyes?" I'll never forget my teacher's response: "There's no such thing as green eyes; your eyes are blue, get in the blue-eyed line."
  You know as well as I do that eyes come in more than two colors, but it wasn't until I read the book you are now holding that I realized personalities come in a variety of colors as well. Don't misunderstand, I knew people were different, but every system I had seen for describing those differences boiled down to an alphabet soup that I could never quite keep straight. Whether I was an INTJ or an ESPN didn't seem to have any practical application.
  At work, it often appeared that my personality got in the way, and even though I achieved some financial success through hard work and determination, I didn't quite fit the jobs I was trying to do. I was frustrated. Too bad this book wasn't written back then.
  Eventually I met a wise career counselor who showed me that for years I had been a green-eyed guy standing in a blue-eyed line, doing work that didn't match my natural gifts, interests and abilities. He explained that it takes two elements to achieve job satisfaction: what you do, and where you do it. With more than 60,000 career classifications in the United States, spread across untold thousands of organizations, you're bound to find a pretty close fit somewhere if you know what you're looking for.
  But how can you know?
  The first step is to understand who you are and how you are wired, because your personality is as natural a part of you as the color of your eyes. I can now see that the very characteristics that were evident in me way back in the second grade - attention to detail, precise language, and inquisitiveness - all fit my calling as a book editor. One of the joys of my newfound profession is the opportunity to work with true-blue authors like Carolyn Kalil.
  As you will soon see, this system is easy to understand, fun to work with, and insightful. It will start you on the road to discovering how you  fit in the spectrum of opportunities that lie before you. Don't waste another minute. Turn the page and get started!

      Dave Lindstedt, Editor

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