When it comes to your career, you’re always going to have strengths and weaknesses. Because you’re human. And we’re all different. So it’s natural to have some things that you’re good at and come naturally to you, and then other things that you may not find all that easy. But that’s okay. Because you can always play to your strengths. But, then we have the idea of self betterment. And wanting to become the very best version for yourself. And to grow. But to do that, you need to be self-aware and willing to make improvements. So, in order to do that, you need to identify your weaker points and know how to work on them. So let’s consider what some of them could be.
First of all, it could be that you’re not so great with numbers. And that’s okay. Not everyone is. But don’t just use that excuse – get some help. Come up with systems and templates that you can use for financials and sales tracking and anything else. Work smarter on this skill set. And if you’re in business, even think about outsourcing this area and getting experts on side to help you.
Or could it be that you’re not great with words? That you don’t like to write and can’t seem to say things how you want to? Writing courses or practice can help. And again, if you are in business for yourself, then hiring a writer or copywriter may be a great option for you here.
On what may seem like a totally different note, yet something that is incredibly powerful for your career, is productivity. Are you a first-class procrastinator? Do you struggle to get things done? Does your to-do list forever run from day to day? If so, it’s time for you to boost your productivity once and for all. because the sooner you get a hold on this, the better.
Now, if you know that you’re not all that creative or innovative, then you may feel as if you just have to stay that way. But you don’t. You can learn the skills, as Center for Faith and Business shows, that you need to be more creative and embrace this side of you. And when it comes to innovation and having more ideas, you just have to get thinking. The more you do it, the easier the ideation will become.
Or maybe for you, communication is hard? Are you introverted or shy? Do you not really thrive in social situations? Or do you find it hard to talk to others? Then this could be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, areas to work on. It will take courage and confidence for you to be able to work on this, but it’s only ever going to make your life, and your job or business, better. So read books. Get online. Make yourself to go to networking events. Just WORK on your communication skills and they will improve. A muscle only ever gets bigger if you flex it.