A business that doesn’t take regular inventory usually goes broke. Pre-season is the perfect time to assess your personal inventory. After all, a business is comprised of the people who work there, and it’s only as successful—or unsuccessful—as its people.
Try to answer the following questions as honestly as possible. It’s tempting to fool ourselves and choose the answer that most closely represents the employee that we want to be, rather than how we actually are. Fight this temptation—because then, the whole inventory will be a waste of your time. This isn’t an attempt to shame or guilt you—it’s simply to discover what’s currently going on, acknowledge strengths and weaknesses, and then make adjustments accordingly.
Are you a proactive service provider or a procrastinator?