Every year, I like to close the year by reflecting on my past year. I find it to deepen the learning I’ve made, plus it makes me more appreciative of the power of a year.
It was a great practice. To really reflect on the year, I had to remember everything about the year. Here’s how I did it:
Then I wrote up a journal entry on all of it, and reflected on what this year has been like for me. It helped me deepen my learning that seemed sporadic and unconnected until I reflected back on all of it.
This practice helped me to see what I’ve done over the last year, and it kind of amazes me. I would never have guessed that I’d have done all of that, I didn’t plan it, it just ended up being what I was moved to do.
I also was able to see how I’ve changed over the last year. In small steps, I’ve become a different person.
I highly recommend this year-end practice, as a way to close out the year and say goodbye to all that you’ve been through.
Monte Schumacher is a 31 year Direct Sales industry veteran. He leads one of the largest networks of independent sales reps in the world.