Being an ENFP at work and in business

Being an ENFP at work is interesting because finding your true calling and career was a huge focus of mine especially because we love so many different things. I felt like I have had so many different jobs. The many jobs I’ve taken include waitering, dental assistant, babysitter, fundraising for university scholarships, hazardous waste disposal specialists/operations, Nutritional preschoolers, movie theaters cash register, selling Cutco knives, Selling Marketing technology, IT consulting, HRtech, career and relationship coach, payroll and benefits consultant, recruiter, business development for a staffing agency, and scientist.. Listing all of that gives people headaches but the truth is I loved most of my jobs, variety is the spice of life. As long as I am learning I am enjoying myself. Some people love predictability and we thrive on chaos. Living a truly fulfilling life looks like everyday putting myself into uncomfortable situations. My wife on the other hand likes knowing what to expect and being able to predict what she is going to be doing years from now is probably going to be similar to what she is doing now. I on the other hand feel like working for a start up is a lot of fun because I wear multiple hats. Accepting this early on in my life would have saved me a lot of trouble because there are going to be a lot of people who will criticize your career decision and the resistance in trying to fit in to the normal 9-5 just doesn’t work for me. 

Having a day filled with adventures, stories and fun activities is why I love trying out new ventures. Mastery is something we struggle with in terms of people say that you have to put in the 10,000 hour rule to truly be a master at something. Perhaps I’m mastering variety and being uncomfortable. Being uncomfortable is how we all grow and ENFPs certainly know how to grow. Trusting our intuition that we know ourselves best is the key to happiness. When we rely too much on what other people tell us to do we will never be truly satisfied. 

Choosing work that is social is key as well. I’ve had some data entry heavy jobs in the past at SHI for instance and it was god awful. The happiest I’ve been is when I get to go to networking events where I’m meeting hundreds of new people everyday. That’s why working at LinkedIn was a dream come true because I literally got to meet someone new every single day. ENFPs are great networkers because we love meeting people and we are always connecting the dots and bringing people together.

Being able to focus one just one repetitive task is extremely challenging. 

ENFPs are divergent thinkers which means we love coming up with ideas and following through with it can be challenging unless we set ourselves up powerfully Letting a lot of people know and also surround ourselves with other personality types that will help us be accountable in general. 


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Davidson Hang is currently in Sales at Cheetah Digital which is a Marketing technology company located in NYC.

Davidson is an avid networker, personal growth- life and business coach.

He loves spreading the love and regularly helps people create and design the life they want for themselves.

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