Today I stumbled upon a website called 16personalities.com - a free personality test. It does not take very long and was very accurate. I would have been more surprised by this had it not been for the fact it was not my first personality test. I don't binge on personality tests but I love it when I come across one that opens my eyes.
I think if you are serious about starting your own business it is vitally important to know yourself, both good bits and bad. The first test I did years ago left me a bit confused. I thought I could do everything and was not yet ready to look at the results constructively and work with them for good. My first eye-opener was the Wealth Dynamics Test. I highly recommend that you invest in this one, which you can do by clicking here. It is very different to the 16 personalities test, but both complement each other.
It just so happens that I have created a business and a dream job. This allows my creativity and natural people skills to combine with my big picture vision and passion for systems. As my own business has grown, I have found a great team whose personality traits complement mine (read- are amazing at all the things I am not). We all have a bit of laugh at each other's nuances and everyone works in a harmonious environment.
But what do you do when it is only you and you cannot afford a team of people around to support you? I am in the process of writing up another module into our ever growing mentoring program, for those in that situation. In this module I go into detail on how to structure your day and get the most out of every minute.
Without a doubt when you first start in business you will be working part time or even full time. With limited hours you need to keep to a plan to reach your goal. Below is an overview of 5 steps to help you get started:
1) Write your To Do List for the whole project. It is important to know what is involved in the complete project so you can assign your time accurately. Educate yourself on what needs to be done so you can be realistic on your timeline.
2) Work out what needs to be done each week in detail - as they say, the only way to eat an elephant is one mouthful at a time. It is easier to do small tasks.
3) Divide up into time allocated. If you only have 30 minutes a day then what can be done?
4) Tick these things off your list. Very important step! There is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off a list.
5) Find an external team to work with who can complete the tasks that are not your strong points. You wont be able to do everything.
In our mentoring program we will go into more detail on how you can utilise personality testing to get more hours out of your day. There is a great system that I use and I love it.
If you are a current or past mentee keep an eye out for the email when this is launched. (Remember, you have lifetime access to all the information.)
If you are interested in knowing more about how we can help you reach your fashion designer dreams then click here to find out more in our information session.