Today I celebrate the one year anniversary of being self-employed! (Cue the balloons and fireworks)
Now let me be clearly transparent – this was a hard fought journey to one year. There were many times I thought of giving up but with the love and support of those around me, I persevered and now I am ready to celebrate.
The first celebratory thing on my list is to complete a strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis based on the results of my personal self-analysis. I am a solopreneur so I need to ensure that I am mentally strong and focused to reach my goals. You see the first year was a time of set-up, system creations, and business generation. Now I want to work on business growth the same way I am working on my personal growth. So imagine my joy when I discovered Success magazine had posted an article which included the 28 Self-Analysis Questions from Napoleon Hill. Napoleon Hill is the author of Think and Grow Rich. If you have not read this book, you are truly depriving yourself of the opportunity to change your thinking and thus your future.
The book was written in 1913 but its principles are still relevant today. Now there is a workbook that people can purchase and work through if they so decide. I did a read with me on this blog a few years ago and each week posted quotes and questions for reflection along the way. I found that it was easier for me to process the information I read and apply to my own life by making those notes along the way.
The twenty-eight questions are my method of choice for my completing my yearly evaluation. I choose to do this on my business anniversary because creating something out of nothing has been on my bucket list and five year plan since 2015. I allowed fear to stop me from starting but I did start. Fear made the process a little longer but I did it. That is what I am celebrating – getting past the fear and doing what was perceived as hard.
Annual self-analysis will disclose whether advancement has been made, and if so, how much. It will also disclose any backward steps one may have made.
— Read on www.success.com/napoleon-hills-28-self-analysis-questions/
This is what I want to learn.
Have I truly made the advancements that I think I have? Doing this analysis now will allow me to plan out the remainder of 2019. I’m anxious to get started so I will stop her and get started answering these questions.
Til next time,
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey