Be a Better “You”: Taking a Self-Inventory!

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Be a Better “You”: Taking a Self-Inventory! (Think and Grow Rich Version)

Where were you a year ago? Becoming a “better you” starts with a personal, self-inventory.

Here are the 28 personal inventory/ self-examination questions from Think and Grow Rich:


  1. Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year? (You should work with a definite yearly objective to be attained as a part of your major life objective).
  2. Have I delivered service of the best possible QUALITY of which I was capable, or could I have improved any part of this service?
  3. Have I delivered service in the greatest possible QUANTITY of which I was capable?
  4. Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious and cooperative at all times?
  5. Have I permitted the habit of PROCRASTINATION to decrease my efficiency, and if so, to what extent?
  6. Have I improved my PERSONALITY, and if so, in what ways?
  7. Have I been PERSISTENT in following my plans through to completion?
  8. Have I reached DECISIONS PROMPTLY AND DEFINITELY on all occasions?
  9. Have I permitted any one or more of the six basic fears to decrease my efficiency?
    • Named in the order of their most common appearance, they are:—
      The fear of POVERTY
      The fear of CRITICISM
      The fear of ILL HEALTH
    • These top three are at the bottom of most of one’s worries … and then…
      The fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE
      The fear of OLD AGE
      The fear of DEATH
  10. Have I been either “over-cautious,” or “under-cautious?”
  11. Has my relationship with my associates in work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly, or wholly mine?
  12. Have I dissipated any of my energy through lack of CONCENTRATION of effort?
  13. Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects?
  14. In what way have I improved my ability to render service?
  15. Have I been intemperate in any of my habits?
  16. Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of EGOTISM?
  17. Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to RESPECT me?
  18. Have my opinions and DECISIONS been based upon guesswork, or accuracy of analysis and THOUGHT?
  19. Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income, and have I been conservative in these budgets?
  20. How much time have I devoted to UNPROFITABLE effort which I might have used to better advantage?
  21. How may I RE-BUDGET my time, and change my habits so I will be more efficient during the coming year?
  22. Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience?
  23. In what ways have I rendered MORE SERVICE AND BETTER SERVICE than I was paid to render?
  24. Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way?
  25. If I had been the purchaser of my own services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase?
  26. Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not?
  27. Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied with the service I have rendered, and if not, why not?
  28. What is my present rating on the fundamental principles of success? (Make this rating fairly, and frankly, and have it checked by someone who is courageous enough to do it accurately).


About Colleen

Colleen Hammond mentors people who are ready to transform their digital image, personal image, or business image for success.

Colleen is the founder of the Total Image Institute, and is a former on-camera meteorologist for the Weather Channel turned Executive Image Consultant and Personal Brand strategist, coach, and mentor.

She helps women craft their personal brand through their clothing choices, manners, and poise to build self-confidence and empower success — because people WILL judge you in less than 7 seconds based solely on what they see!

Clothing choices — What clothing choices are best for your body type, personal coloring, personal style, and the message you want to send? Because different colors, different prints, different patterns, and even pointy-toed shoes all send a specific message.

Body Language skills — learned from an FBI profiler and passed along to you. Are people lying to you? Is your body language pushing people away before they even speak to you?

Writing and Book publishing — as a best selling author, Colleen also teaches writing and book publishing.

Having been in been in front of a camera for over 40 years — first as a model, then as Miss Michigan National Teen-Ager, On-Camera Meteorologist at the Weather Channel, and was an anchor and a reporter — Colleen coaches people on being in front of the camera, too. One of the courses can be found here:

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