When you work for someone else you receive progress reports and evaluations to track your performance on the job. These tools help your boss analyze your performance, find the things you need to improve on and determine if you deserve a raise.
In the rest of our lives we are our own boss but we have no metrics to evaluate our growth and performance in the job of living the way we want to. This lack of data leaves us with only a subjective idea of what we are accomplishing.
To create an objective idea of what we are achieving and where our effort is paying off we need a way to track our performance. This becomes even more important when we start working for ourselves.
I will be developing an Excel weekly performance review work sheet for myself. I should have it ready to share by next Monday.