How do I measure my performance?

It's important to know how you are performing. There is only one way to improve and that is to know where you are today, have a goal and work towards it. I rate my performance out of 10 and ask my clients to rate me at the end of each meeting, project or workshop. I aim to deliver at a 9/10 or higher. I set my bar high.

What’s your score?   1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    10

Did you score 1–4? There are serious issues at play. However, let me invite you to think about it this way: what was your performance last time?  Have you improved or gone backwards? What's really going on. Are you feeling passionate about what you are doing? Maybe it's wort revisiting this with your client and asking for more detailed feedback. Sometimes you may have delivered well but left them feeling bad so that is reflected in the score.

What is your goal and what is your plan to achieve this going forward?

Did you score 5–6? If you did, then you are doing well, but there is much room for improvement. Ask yourself why you didn’t score a 3 or 4. Is it because you actually have many of the skills and resources that you need? Do you actually have the ability to do this but are still holding yourself back?  Do you need coaching support? Give yourself credit for your abilities, and reaffirm your skills; then, ask yourself again:

What is your goal and what is your plan to achieve this going forward? 

 Did you score 7–8? That’s great; but why not 9 or 10? Is it a question of more time, more money, or more knowledge to get there? What are you missing? What else do you need? Do you need clarity? Consider this: it’s not the resources that you have but how resourceful you are with them. Think how to tackle the issue with a different approach. 

What is your goal and what is your plan to achieve this going forward?

Did you score 9–10? This is great. Well played. Get cracking. However, please do also pay special attention your resilience, as whenever we play in our upper range for prolonged periods of time, we can tire out more easily, get frustrated by others’ lack of commitment or, in many cases, those with an alpha type personality just simply get bored and move on.

So, score yourself every day, and keep track of how you are doing; and, most important, why you have scored high or low. What activities, beliefs, or feelings are moving your scores, and which do you want to do less, and which more?

What is your goal and what is your plan to achieve this going forward?

 

 

How do you measure your performance? 

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