I just finished reading the book Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker. (If you haven’t read it, please do. Only 60 pages, but powerful)
Don’t know who Peter F. Drucker is?
He is known as the Father of Modern Management, his writings and education has led to being the philosophical and practical foundations of modern business.
Many people want to have big companies, lead a change in culture, and lead people on to successful lives- yet they can barely manage themselves.
It all starts with managing yourself first before you can manage other people.
If you can’t manage and lead yourself first, you will be unsuccessful in leading and managing others.
It’s all just one big internal game.
To get esoteric, it goes with the saying, "As below, so above."
Your external experience is just a reflection of your internal experience.
I want to give you some big questions and points I took away from the read to hopefully allow your mind to start turning.
1. What are my strengths?
- The only way to discover your strengths is through feedback analysis.
- One should waste as little effort as possible on improving areas of low competence
2. How do I learn?
- Some people learn by doing. Others learn by hearing themselves talk.
- Do I learn best from reading, listening or writing? And do you act on this self-knowledge?
3. What are my values?
- The Mirror test: what kind of person do I want to see in the morning?
- Knowing these allows you to move through life in a swift and powerful manner.