Where do you want to be (and why)

One month, six months, a year, five years…

Skills needed

Do you need certain skills to get a particular job or career? Are you planning on living abroad? Have you been told you lack certain skills?

Standard to achieve, and how it differs from your current standard

For each skill you wish to develop … what level of expertise, aptitude or fluency do you actually need?

Priority for each area of improvement

You can’t do it all at once.

How to progress for each skill or area

An actionable plan for each skill to be developed.

Personal SWOT analysis


Self Reflection

Ramit asks: What skills are you already good at? Most of us are experts — or at least better than most people — at something. Jot down the first things that come to mind when you read these questions:

  • What skills do you already have?
    • writing
    • software development
    • learning
    • music
    • art and drawing
    • motorcycling
  • What do your friends call you for advice on?
    • tech
    • copy-editing
  • What kind of sites do you read?