Run a SWOT Analysis on Yourself (day 31)

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Today is the last day in the 31 Days to Better Game series and as a result I want to make your last task a little reflective and forward looking.

Your task today is to run a SWOT Analysis on your self.

A SWOT analysis is a strategic tool that has been used for many years in business (and many other fields) to look at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats that that business might have or be facing.

Much has been written about SWOT analysis and how to carry it out Ill let you do some searches on Google for it if youre not familiar with it) however let me write a brief description of how to apply it to yourself.

1. Define Your Mission and Goals

Before you carry out your SWOT its important that you know what your  goals are (otherwise the exercise is a little pointless as youve got nothing to review your self based upon). As a result youll want to have done Day 1s task – Designing Your LIfe.

2. List Your  Strengths

What attributes do you have that will help you to achieve your  goals? What do you have going for you? What are your strong points with approaching, dating, relationships? What resources and assets do you have at your disposal? What do you do better than anyone else?

3. List Your  Weaknesses

What attributes do you have that are holding you back from achieving your goals? What skills do you not have as a succesful player, pua, or alpha male? What is broken on your game? What could or should you improve about yourself? What should you probably avoid in your gaming? What is distracting you from your goals?

4. List Your Opportunities

Where is opportunity presenting itself?  Is there a local club/group that you can join?  Is there a girl just dying for you to make your move? Did an old fling show up back in your life? Did a new girl move in the apartment across the hall?  A part time job you should get to meet new people?

5. List Your  Threats

What external things could or area hindering you achieving your goals? Are you working too much and therefor coming home too tired to game?  Do you not have enough money to go out to bars or clubs very often?
note – Think of Strengths and Weaknesses as internal factors while Opportunities and Threats are external factors.

6. Analyze Your Reflections and Generate Strategies

Take some time out to work out what you can do with your findings. How can you utilize your Strengths? How can you bring your Weaknesses to an end? How can you make the most of your Opportunities? how can you fend off the Threats?

An old Marketing lecturer used to say doing the analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats is only half the job. Working out how to turn Weaknesses into Strengths and Threats into Opportunities is the key part of a SWOT analysis.

7. Plan to Do Something and Do It

Translate your findings into an Action Plan and begin to implement it.

Doing a SWOT analysis is something that I do periodically on my self, this website and on my overarching business also. Have you ever done one on your self? What tips would you give to others wanting to do one?


About Bobby Rio

I'm Bobby Rio, one of the founders of TSB. I tend to write about what is on my mind so you'll find a mix of self development, social dynamics and dating articles/experiences.  For a collection of some of my favorite articles check them out.

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5 Comments

  1. Lance

    July 25, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Great series fellas, you guys did good. It just occurred to me that I’m not subscribed to your RSS feed…well, I just fixed that.

  2. KillSwitch

    July 25, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    I agree with lance…this series has been great and amazingly helpful

    -KillSwitch

  3. Sebastian

    July 26, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Totally agree.

    31 magnificent days and lessons.

    It’s a shame it’s over but there’s an end to everything I guess. :/

  4. id

    July 31, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    After spending a few minutes doing this I realized that all of my weaknesses are either self-imposed or things I have direct control over. Many opportunities, few threats. No excuses. I’m working on moving right now and I really need to live in a place where its easy for me to get out more. I’m on a kind of isolated part of town right now. I’m going to look for a place within walking distance to a shopping center and some bars. Or better yet, both 🙂

  5. Mr MakingUsmile

    January 29, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    I was just browser and hit your page on day 31. Very good read. Just let me find day 1. Nice blog design. I think more people should look at the business aspects and how we can use them in our personal life

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