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It’s Time To Take queendom.com’s New Aspiration Test

MONTREAL, CANADA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 03/22/2001

Are you setting yourself up for failure?

queendom.com, the web’s #1 mental health source (PC Data online), has recently released an interactive Aspiration Test to assess your goal-setting approach. Whether you’re aiming for success in your career, personal life, sports or academics, the secret is knowing how to set reasonable yet challenging objectives – which is, in a nutshell, aspiration. Finding that balance is not easy. Aim too low, and you may never realize your true potential. Aim for the stars, and you may set yourself up for failure. The first step in learning how to walk this fine line is assessing where you stand now – with Queendom’s new Aspiration Test.


Could Your Approach to Aspiration Use a Revamp?

Success stories in business, the arts and sports abound with stories of those who know the right way to go after success. Jim Carrey, for example, kept a check with a specific date in his pocket throughout his years of struggle in Hollywood, using it as a personal deadline to star in a hit movie. With perseverance and focus on that goal, he eventually went far beyond his expectations to now pull in over $20 million per flick.

queendom’s Aspiration Test is a fun way to find out if you’ve got what it takes to fulfill your dreams. Test-takers complete timed exercises that require them to estimate both their achievement and progress. Written results explain the essential role aspiration makes in life success and how to use it to its full potential.

“Psychological studies have shown that the way we set goals is a key determinant in whether they are ever reached,” says Ilona Jerabek, PhD, creator of the test. “It’s one thing to make plans - to get your butt off the couch and into those Lycra workout pants, to learn how to whip up gourmet dinners in a flash, or get that office promotion. Carrying them out may be another story. Generally, it’s good to aim high, but lofty aspirations don’t guarantee accomplishment and can even decrease the chance of success. The Aspiration Test is a great starting block for those interested in investigating whether their approach to achievement is working or not. Queendom visitors can take it time and time again, and try to apply what they discover about themselves to their everyday lives. ”


Sharpen your pencil … and your career skills at Queendom.com

Queendom’s Tests, Tests, Tests… section has numerous other tools to help develop your capacities in the work place. The Leadership Test assesses your natural capacity to lead – a trait that can be developed with good advice and perseverance. With the Sales Personality Test, you can evaluate whether you’ve got a gift for selling. The Communication Skills Test determines how adept you are at interacting with co-workers, family and friends, and the Assertiveness Test determines whether you stand up for yourself sufficiently. The Success Likelihood Test will determine whether fear of success or fear of failure is standing in your way. Or take the Time Management and Procrastination Tests to see if you’ve got these all-important skills, and get valuable feedback on how to attain them. And to ensure that all of this isn’t wearing you down, the Coping Skills and Burn-out Tests determine whether you’ve got the emotional and mental resilience to keep going. All these tests are listed along with other career-related resources in queendom’s Career section.


About queendom.com

Queendom is an internet magazine like no other: the site offers a wide variety of informative content, specializing in interactive tools for self-exploration with a healthy dose of fun...and thus the motto serious entertainment. Queendom develops its own professional quality psychological tests (scored automatically online and backed by large-scale validation studies) giving readers the opportunity to develop a snapshot of their own personality, relationships, intelligence and health. Visitors can create a free password-protected My Profile to save tests and track progress on everything from intelligence tests to anxiety and self-esteem inventories. But there’s much more to Queendom: visitors will find advice, community, surveys and trivia quizzes on every subject imaginable – all ways to learn and explore what it means to be human.


Facts about queendom.com

  • one of the top ranked Internet magazines, according to hot100.com poll
  • ranked #1 Mental Health and Psychology site (PC Data Online)
  • a leader and authority in online psychological testing
  • one of the Top 50 Health sites
  • one of the Top 10 Women sites
  • one of the most linked-to websites in the world
  • average of 1.2 million unique visits per month; breaking its own records since launch in 1996 - recently reached 50,000 visitors in one day
  • 14,000 individual pages organized in four portals and four topic sections for ease of navigation
  • Co-branded presence on AOL and AltaVista Canada, DiscoveryHealth.com, FX network and a number of other leading sites. Considerable media attention: magazines and journals (USA Today, New Woman, Wired, Men's Health, National Post, weekend edition of Wall Street Journal, and more); television and radio programs (.Com on CNBC and Bravo, Eros & Co., NetTalk of CBS, and many others).
  • Used as a resource on numerous HR, government and educational sites
  • Awards include LookSmart Editor's Choice, GoTo Editor's Choice, USA Today Hot Site, Sympatico's HealthyWay™ award, Health A to Z 5 Star Site, Starting Point Hot Site, NetGuide Gold Site, Mental Health Net Award.

For more information, contact Ilona Jerabek @ media@queendom.com