Quiz – Am I doing OK?
In creative business terms, few people are brilliant at everything. Most are good at a wide variety of things. Some struggle. Where are you on the continuum?
Answering this quiz will give you some clues as to which aspects of your creative business/life are properly within your control and which might need a bit of TLC.
Tick answer 1, 2 or 3 under each question and then use the table at the end of the quiz to calculate your score. Good Luck!
Question 1 – Your Profile
1. I’m a global superstar
2. My next door neighbour doesn’t even know who I am
3. I’m getting there, I have a good profile and I’m working on it
Question 2 – Networks and Relationships
1. I try my best to make a few new contacts each month
2. I’m always attending events and meeting or contacting new people
3. I work in glorious isolation
Question 3 – Professional Development – learning new stuff
1. I regularly go to tradeshows, exhibitions and training courses
2. I read stuff on the internet
3. I do these things, but not regularly
Question 4 – Work/Life balance
1. What is life?
2. It’s OK but work is dominant
3. I have good long breaks where I don’t think about work at all.
Question 5 – Creativity & Inspiration
1. I’m inspired on a daily basis
2. I have my moments!
3. I struggle to find new ideas to work on
Question 6 – Focus
1. I get distracted from time to time
2. Nothing distracts me when I put my mind to a task
3. Shhh! I’m on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn….
Question 7 – Products and Services
1. I work on developing new stuff all the time
2. My range is limited
3. I introduce new things from time to time
Question 8 – Marketing
1. I’ll try anything once
2. I’m all over the internet like a rash – oh! And I’ve got a business card
3. I’ve planned out a well balanced combination of marketing activity
Question 9 – Money
1. Stoney broke all the time
2. I’m doing rather well, thank you
3. I suffer from feast and famine syndrome
Question 10 – Delegation
1. It’s only me!
2. I get help with book-keeping and other things I’m not great at.
3. I’m a control freak – I can’t possible delegate anything
Question 1 1.a 2.c 3.b
Question 2 1.b 2.a 3.c
Question 3 1.a 2.c 3.b
Question 4 1.c 2.b 3.a
Question 5 1.a 2.b 3.c
Question 6 1.b 2.a 3.c
Question 7 1.a 2.c 3.b
Question 8 1.c 2.b 3.a
Question 9 1.c 2.a 3.b
Question 10 1.c 2.a 3.b
What your score means:
Mostly a’s: You are doing well – in the top 10% probably
Mostly b’s: You’re on your way – but need to work on the business as well as in it.
Mostly c’s: You probably need support to solve those problems – but remember this – asking for help is not a sign of weakness
Best wishes – Pete.