1. What are you good at?
Some people love doing detail, like budgeting. Others are “big picture” with broad brushstrokes, some are more “Let’s get started now and we’ll work it out as we go along” type people. And there are all kinds of variations in between. Do you know where you fit? What are you good at? How do you prefer to do things and what drives you crazy?
2. Conversely, where do you need some help?
If I’m a person that’s good with the big picture and strategy, typically my best friends are those who love procedures and administration. Why? Between us we ‘make a good whole’. What skills complement the ones you have naturally? Where are your blind spots? Finding someone who balances that, whom you trust, is a great gift. It could be a mentor, a partner, a colleague or a trusted friend.