End of March! One quater of the year already gone! For some, they are still planning their year while some others are evaluating their goals.I took a time to be honest with me and I scanned the first three monthsof 2017 with Drucker’s Managing Oneself approach to make sure I am moving toward the right direction.
I would like to demonstrate to you the power of these principles and how you could benefit from them to catch up the nine remaining months of this year. In red, I rewrote the questions that defines the year objective and down, I share my own experience on how I applied it and the results obtained.
Know your Strengths
Questions: Do you remember key decisions you made last year and the actions taken to realize them? Write down the expected results and the real one.
Last year, I realized that my writing skills could be used to help others. I successfully wrote more than 30 articles and published 2 Ebooks from my blog articles. This year, I decided to be more consistent by writing one article every week and mentor novice writers.
At the end of this month, I am writing my 14th article and I published 3 articles of a PhD student in Economy.
Know how you perform
Questions: Do you learn easily by reading or by listening? Do you know how you work? What are your values?
It’s more and more obvious that I learn easily by reading and I need an organized and planned environment to give the best results. For me, I invest everything based on integrity, family and respect of others.
Know where you belong
Questions: Are you a leader or a follower? Do you enjoy working alone or in the group? How do you feel when you work with small groups or large groups?
I still find it difficult to answer if I am a leader or a follower. But I can affirm that, roles can change depending on context. Maybe that’s why someone told me one day : “You could be a good leader” while someone else appreciated how I executed an instruction without mistakes.
Know what your contribution is
Assignment: Write down 2-4 situations you know you will face this year. It can be: finding a new job, having a career promotion or change, getting married, live abroad for 6 months to develop new skills.
Some objectives of the year included housing,transportation and professional growth and stability. To reach these goals, I and my wife had to define clear actions to make us succeed. I knew what to do. She knew what to do. And we moved assuredly to the achievement of our vision.
Understand Relationship Responsibility
Question: What are you going to do to understand people around you?
When I understood that delivering a service without mistakes was the core value that build TRUST of the company where I am working, things changed for me. It’s true that I made a lot of mistakes but, each mistake made me more and more conscious of my responsibility in the company.
The Challenge of the Second Half of Your Life
Questions: Do you volunteer for an NGO in your community? Can you pick another job, weekend or part-time?
I checked how to volunteer as French trainer at the Montgomery county Library. I invest more time on improving my writing management style to propose solutions through writing .
To conclude Druker’s saying on Managing Oneself
There is a sense of Managing my life that comes with these principles.
Would you like to reflect a sense of greatness people can’t explain? It’s not about the bank account amount or how expensive you are dressed ….it is about the glorious future people forsee in you because of how they see you managing yourself now!
Write to me if you would like to share how far you reached your goals for the first three months of this year.