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Skills check – emotional stamina

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Do you have the emotional stamina to take your business to the next level? Take the Skills Check, score your responses, and see if your capabilities add up.

SmartCompany Skills Check

By Colin Benjamin and Amanda Gome

Do I have the emotional stamina to take the business to the next level in a downturn?

Take the Skills Check, score your responses, and see if your capabilities add up. Answer our 10 questions (where a ranking of three means you strongly agree) and see how you rate.

 

I have loads of energy and can work long hours when I need to.

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I enjoy exercise, don’t drink (too much) and focus on good health, even when I am busy.

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I can pace myself to last the distance.

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I see the big picture and can keep my spirits up even when external shocks batter the company.

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I get a thrill out of creating jobs and watching the company grow.

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I do not let perfectionism tie me up in knots.

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I can sleep at night through times of intense pressure.

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I use positive self talk to get through difficult times.

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I take calculated risks where other people falter.

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I recover from setbacks and see them as a learning opportunity.

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How did you rate?

  • 10-15 Forget it. Go and get a job.
  • 16-25 Off to a business coach or mentor group for you. You need to work on your entrepreneurial stamina.
  • 26-30 You have got it! But then you know that.

 

 

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