With this list, he decided that trying for manager would not really satisfy him. He needed to find out more
about the other two options.
What are you missing in order to achieve the option? Michael saw that he would need to start schooling
soon if nursing was his objective. He wanted to become an RN. He learned that he could attend a two-years college
program, work with a hospital for a three year diploma, or get a bachelor's of science in nursing for a
four year diploma. He also talked to people who were in the music industry and learned that his band needed to
get a demo tape plus get some music on the internet. They would need to be much more assertive
about getting more gigs.
What are you willing and able to do to actualize the option?
Michael talked with his band members. Most wanted to keep playing, but few wanted to put in the effort that
it would take to really make money in the field. Michael could see that if this was the route he wanted to
take, he would have to do most of the work. Did he really want to be a musician that badly? He learned that
the local two year nursing program was impacted and that he would have to take Freshman English, Anatomy,
Physiology, and Microbiology before he could be considered for the nursing program. Michael decided to
hedge his bets. He could start taking a few college courses and push the band at the same time. That way
he would learn which option seemed more possible and attractive.
What type of personality is Michael? He is an Artisan Performer. You can see why he might be attracted by the
performing aspect of being a musician. He also is drawn to helping people. He's a very positive young man with
lots of energy and he's very friendly. Either career could work for him. Much will depend upon what opportunities
present themselves to him. He needs to be where the action is. He needs social contact and variety, fun, and
spontaneity. He is likely to be skilled a motivating others and could be a good sparkplug for his band.
Michael is not just accepting what is in front of him, he's coming up with options, seeing how they fit
him and then considering what he would need to do to make one of these careers an effective reality for him.
Only time will tell which direction Michael will take.