Searching for more success in life and on Steemit? See this simple tool that will help you succeed

3년 전

Many folks are whining bitterly due to lack of success online (and offline) especially when they see others making it daily. In my former blog post ( pls make sure that you read it see link  )  I used a very simple strategic management tool  : SWOT to analyze Strengths , weaknesses, opportunities and Threats and how it relates to us individually. 

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In this article, I will go further in problem solving by developing strategic options from an external-internal analysis using TOWS framework (which is like looking at SWOT In reversed orientation). Reason is that by analyzing the external environment: opportunities and threats and internal environment: strengths and weaknesses we can better see the big picture and thus come to a better pragmatic solution 


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TOWS framework goes further than SWOT framework by helping you answer the following crucial questions:

  • How do you best take advantage of your strengths?
  • How do you bypass your weaknesses?
  • How do you best utilize your opportunities?
  • How do you mitigate and take care of your threats? 


Therefore by rearranging SWOT into TOWS, we can better answer the strategic questions which relates to our personal and business success. 


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  • Strengths and Opportunities  : In this option, you should think of how to better use your strengths to take advantage of the opportunities (online and offline) opened to you. For example, if you are a very good artist, you can actually relate to many people online here via showcasing your talents via DTube or steemit blogs for example @skyleap is a great artist and he used steemit blog to showcase his work of art and thus won the respect of many steemians including @uwelang , @modernpastor and many others.
  • Strengths and Threats : In this option, you should think of how to use your strengths to mitigate potential threats that may come your way. For example, if you are a great communicator and community builder , you can actually use this strength to take care of issues relating to  potential job loss (if any) or new technology because of the wide range of contacts you built via your community - leading to many people with different talents and capabilities willing to help you succeed. 
  • Weaknesses and Opportunities : In this option you should think of using the opportunities opened to you to eliminate the weaknesses you are experiencing. Steemit, for example, is full of learning opportunities (cryptocurrencies, cooking, drawing , music etc) . Therefore if you are weak in any of these categories, you can actually learn about them for free especially cryptocurrencies and make a lot of money with the knowledge. 
  • Weaknesses and Threats  : In this option , you should think of what to do to minimize your internal weaknesses and avoid external threats. Procrastination, for example, is a big weakness for many people. Therefore if you can proceed with your good ideas without constantly postponing it, you will certainly circumvent failure and other threats that might come from not proceeding.


Conclusion: success online or offline depends on an individual willingness to work hard, talents, manner of approach and contacts. However understanding and using strategic management tools like SWOT & TOWS as indicated in this article will certainly be helpful .  


What do you think? Are any of the above factors relevant to you? Send in your comments and please would you up vote my post in order to send in your support, click follow in order to see future posts from me on your feed and resteem in order to share this post with your followers. 


Pls see my former post:  Do you want more success on Steemit? See this simple tool that will help you succeed Part1



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We should work on our weakness and always believe on our strength. Never give up guys. Keep it up.

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Good point, I agree. Thanks for your comment

Great post @charles1 ! Lots of great points , I totally agree ! Just keep working hard , stay positive and don't give up ! This post certainly can be very helpful in achieving all your goals ! Im getting older now and my only goal is to retire very early in the country and stop the rat race of everyday life in the city !! LOL! Drink beer / blog on steemit / garden / go fishing / do some baking and canning Then Repeat !! Haha these are my lofty goals , steem on my friend !!Upped and resteemed 😂😂😂💕💕💕👍

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wow good point, thanks for your comment my dear. You will certainly be a big success story here.

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Haha ! I don't know about that ! LOL! My internet is cutting out on me here at work , but I was trying to add a giphy to my comment I don't know if it ever worked ! LOL but you seem to be well on your way , you already have almost as many followers as me and I have been for over a year ! Keep up the great work !👍👍👍💙💙💙

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welcome my dear 👍👍👍💙💙💙 wish you more success...you are doing well and managing 2 accounts...imaginge making millions from both in few years time? you will buy your whole street and tirn it to yummy street 👍👍👍💙💙💙

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LOL! Thanks , I love your positivity ! Although im just putting my food posts in a different blog that would have gone in my main blog anyways . 👍👍👍😂

Thanks for this, this is a pretty cool tool!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! 😀 😃 😄 😁 😆

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welcome and thanks for your comment

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You're welcome! 😀 😃 😄 😁 😆

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Thanks bot

Thank you for introducing me!
Resteemed^^

Great post. I was taught SWOT analysis in my university days, but I have never heard anyone think about TWOS. Great thinking

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You are welcome, keep steeming to more success.

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These models seem like they work. I especially like the opportunities and threats parts, as these are areas most people overlook. After reviewing your models, I see how they can be very effective tools for me personally. Organizing one's life and keeping it that way takes constant self analysis, and these models help with that ongoing task. Thanks for sharing.

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You are welcome , thanks for your comment

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Thanks bot

You gave us an interesting idea, thank you @charles1

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you are welcome, keep steeming to more success

good post

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what is good about the post?

I had success with SWOT analysis in the past.
Cheers.

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Great, can you share ? was it on steemit?

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No, I knew it from an Organization Behavior textbook;
used the analysis.

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Aha hmmm OB test book ...good old days for sure

Interesting post : I swot up on it !!!

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welcome , more success to you

Hehehe...i learned about SWOT analyses when i was studying Economics. Funny to see it again

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welcome, always great to apply it isnt it?

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Very interesting tools @charles1

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very good outline of keys to success and am sure if adhered to we will stop winning and staring dinning in success... thanks @charles1 once more for this masterpiece...

Thanks for sharing

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welcome my dear lady

This is good. I’ve not seen the 4 quadrants presented in this way before. It is easy to talk about one or the other but juxtaposing them together makes one think more deeply about the issues and opportunities.

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Thanks for your comment my friend...I am glad that you like it

HAHAHA I learned about SWAT in business school. WOW school actually pays off sometimes. hehe

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Good point, hahaha I agree

Some solid info here. There is the tact many that many successful people take of - be really awesome at one thing and then just OK enough at everything else.

Definitely something to be said for it.

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Thanks bud, glad that for your comment

This post has received a 1.38 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @charles1.

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thanks bot