The answers to these questions can be hard or they can be difficult to answer. It is hard to address whether or not one person should do it or not in a general post. So here are some tips to look at as to how to answer these questions:
1. Review your goals and your progress - This is the easiest question to answer as it is objective not subjective based on your numbers. Be honest with yourself, are you on track, not do you have stuff coming or the market will turn around, but are you on target for what you wanted. Here are my personal and self-development goals and my process:
- Get two designations - I have gotten one the CEP, and am taking the final test for the second in three weeks.
- Commit to one night no phone, no email, just my wife each week - I have not missed a week even with heavy travel.
- Lose 40 pounds - I have lost 32 pounds so far.
- Publish ten articles: I have only published in an official journal 1 article although I have submitted 15 for publishing, so really far behind on that one.
- Then identify why are you behind! For me on my professional goals, I am 10% off where I wanted to be. My plan did not take the July and August slow downs for my industry. So a change in plan is not really required, I just need to play a little catch up, which can be done with bonuses and contests, and a little extra work with more meetings. However, I am 80% off my new client goal. This does require a change and I need to figure why I am so off and how to change my marketing
- Address if you made a change what would be different and is it reasonable?
- Figure out what resources you need.