Main goal: Believe in yourself and keep developing
This point directly relates to the previous point about motivation and perseverance. As an entrepreneur, you’ll need to know what you know and what you don’t know. It is about knowing your strengths and your weaknesses. As you grow and step out of your comfort zone, you will find new strengths and weaknesses.
The skill here is to identify those and to grade them by importance. The most important weaknesses you’ll need to turn into strengths and the biggest strength you’ll need to use to move yourself and your business forward.
This will only work if you are aware of it and if you watch and measure it. The difficult part will be to identify the most important weaknesses and strengths. It’s really about understanding yourself as another resource required for your success. If you manage yourself in the same way as you do other resources and put yourself into the right spot at the right time, you’re on the right track.
The question “What is my value?” needs to be answered on a regular basis. The next question must be “How can I increase my value?”. Those are the measurement questions.
In short, self-awareness and self-efficacy are about:
- Reflecting on your needs, aspirations and wants in the short, medium and long term
- Identifying and assessing your individual and group strengths and weaknesses
- Believing in your ability to influence the course of events, despite uncertainty, setbacks and temporary failures
Let’s look at each skill and see what each level will bring you:
Follow Your Aspirations
|1||I can identify my needs, wants, interests and goals.|
|2||I can describe my needs, wants, interests and goals.|
|3||I can commit to fulfilling my needs, wants, interests and goals.|
|4||I can reflect on my individual and group needs, wants, interests and aspirations in relation to opportunities and future prospects.|
|5||I can translate my needs, wants, interests and aspirations into goals that help me reach them.|
|6||I can help others to reflect on their needs, wants, interests and aspirations and how they can turn these into goals.|
Identify Your Strengths And Weaknesses
|1||I can identify things I am good at and things I am not good at.|
|3||I can judge my strengths and weaknesses and those of others in relation to opportunities for creating value.|
|4||I am driven by the desire to use my strengths and abilities to make the most of opportunities to create value.|
|5||I can team up with others to compensate for our weaknesses and add to our strengths.|
|6||I can help others identify their strengths and weaknesses.|
Believe In Your Ability
|1||I believe in my ability to do what I am asked successfully.|
|2||I believe in my ability to achieve what I intend to.|
|3||I can judge the control I have over my achievements (compared with any control from outside influences).|
|4||I believe I can influence people and situations for the better.|
|5||I believe in my ability to carry out what I have imagined and planned, despite obstacles, limited resources and resistance from others.|
|6||I believe in my ability to understand and take the good out of experiences that others may label as failures.|
Shape Your Future
|1||I can list different types of jobs and their key functions.|
|2||I can describe which qualities and abilities are needed for different jobs, and which of these qualities and abilities I have.|
|3||I can describe my skills and competencies relating to career options, including self-employment.|
|4||I can use my skills and competencies to change my career path, as a result of new opportunities or from necessity.|
|5||I can discuss how a realistic understanding and evaluation of my personal attitudes, skills and knowledge can influence my decision-making, relationships with other people and quality of life.|
|6||I can choose professional development opportunities with my team and organisation based on a clear understanding of our strengths and weaknesses.|
|7||I can design professional development strategies for my team and organisation based on a clear understanding of our strengths and weaknesses, in relation to both current and future opportunities to create value.|
|8||I can design strategies to overcome my (or my team’s or organisation’s) weaknesses and to develop our strengths in anticipating future needs.|
If you are interested in learning and practising this skill group, please use the form on this page and tell us about it. We use this info for our planning for future programs and we will keep you up-to-date about it.