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November 30, 2020 18 min

“Experience is not the best teacher; evaluated experience is.” 
  ~ John C. Maxwell. 

In today’s episode we look at the “why and how” of a yearly review process. 

Intentional Optimism - a refresher [2:30]

  • Optimistic - hopeful, positive, proactive
  • Present - having a sense of wonder, generous, kind/open
  • Courageous - lead, adventure, resilient
  • Energetic - industrious, energetic and life-focused
  • Wise - understanding, words, respect
  • Intentional - sense of purpose, plan, grow
  • Topics discussed:

    Reflecting on the year in order to grow and plan for next year.

    My Process [4:08]

  • Use a Planner
  • Frequent Reflection
  • Don’t take yourself so seriously
  • My Insights - what I look for [8:47]

  • Themes
  • Struggles
  • Decisions
  • Now what? [16:02]

  • You need to take the time to reflect. If you have a planner, great! Walk through it, week by week or month by month. If you don’t, look through what you do have - a journal, even social media will tell you where you’ve been and what you’ve been doing. All those memories will remind you of your own struggles and decisions, revealing a few themes. 
  • Look to see what major themes show up. For me, it was truly connection and clarity - what is it for you? 
  • It might be hard, but recognize your major struggles. I shared that mine were in the areas of my focus  and thoughts - which, by the way, included discouragement, grief and lots of anger and frustration.
  • Did you make any major decisions in 2020? If so, are you sticking with them? Are they decisions that will carry you forward in ways you desire or hope?  
  • Resources mentioned in this episode:  
    (As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases)
    High Performance Planner [4:12] (#CommissionsEarned
    High Performance Habits - Brendan Burchard [4:54] (#CommissionsEarned)
    The Big Stretch, by Teneshia Jackson Warner  (#CommissionsEarned)

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