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How To Learn From An Honest Self-Assessment


At a personal level…

Self-Assessment can be a daunting task.
It’s the time you take to sit down and review what is and isn’t working.
Tough decisions often are delayed, put off, or ignored when it come’s down to it.

An honest self-assessment involves thinking deeply about these key areas:
  • What makes me happy?
  • What makes me sad?
  • What is holding me back?
  • Am I growing as a person?
  • What do I want in my future?
  • Who am I closest to?
  • Who do I need to spend less time with?
  • What should I spend more time on?
  • What should less time be dedicated to?
An honest self-assessment should be done every quarter.
Here are a couple of the things we’ve changed recently at Data Nerds.
We’ve optimized our daily routines with calendars, reminders, and to-do lists with proven tactics to increase productivity.
We have clear goals make it that much easier to stay on task.
And lastly, we’ve learned to say no.
Many things will distract you from future goals, avoid them at all costs.

At a career level…

Performance reviews are mandatory in the corporate world and an honest self-assessment is in order to effectively grow as an employee or employer. The ability to evaluate strength’s and weaknesses will allow you to stand out from a crowd. Whether in an executive level position, brand new employee, or entrepreneur, asking these important questions increases your’s and other’s chance of success.
  • What are my strengths?
  • What are my weaknesses?
  • What is holding this company back?
  • What distractions are eating up time?
  • Where are the main focuses and how can we improve?
  • What does the next 5 – 10 years look like?
We are Data Nerd’s will be implementing corporate performance reviews on a monthly basis and will let you all know how it turns out!
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In 2010 I became infatuated with pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, in 2012 I decided to quit my job and joined the “Entrepreneur Club”. Fast forward a couple years and now we have Data Nerds. We specialize in internet marketing, growth hacking, direct response, web development and design. We are always hiring geeks to join our team in Kelowna, BC. Email me at

47 comments on “How To Learn From An Honest Self-Assessment

  1. Self assessments definitely help you see what you’re good at and also what you need to improve on. It’s important to do this every now and then especially when you’ve been in a company for a year or more. I love the questions that you have lined-up. That’s perfect for self assessment.

  2. I like the idea of self assessment and going to it with an open mind helps . This let me know if what I am doing is working so I can make choices or try something different. Career wise these tips will go a long way. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’ve never really thought about doing a self-assessment before. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try. I’ll print out your questions and see if I can give myself an honest one.

  4. wow! Such a good written post…and the topic is so on time for me. I am avoiding this…for months, and maybe it’s time to just sit up and write some of the answers, so I’ll know how to be a better person and leader in my business. Thank you for writing that post.

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