Looking Forward, Looking Back: A Year In Review
by Debra Marrs, YourWriteLife
“If you don’t have a map for your plan, then how will you know when you get there?”
The blogosphere is full of year-end tips for having a better year as one year closes and another begins. Writers, entrepreneurs, mentors, and all sorts of professorial gurus tout the benefits of taking stock of your personal and professional plans and goals.
Actually, assessing where you’ve been and where you’re going is an activity to conduct throughout the year—quarterly, monthly, or even weekly.
Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World, has created a step-by-step process for How To Conduct Your Own Annual Review here.
Guillebeau recommends conducting an annual review and walks you through the process he uses and even includes a spreadsheet template you can download to map out your next steps.
This process goes beyond what went well and what didn’t. Guillebeau’s system shows you how to create a living, breathing document to map out your systems and strategies too.
Check out the complete series of posts from Chris Guillebeau on how to conduct an annual review and create your best year ever here.
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Change agent, author, speaker, artist, coach Cynthia Morris is on a mission to help creative people get out of their own way so they can make things that matter. She takes the Annual Year In Review process a step further by creating a luscious artful .pdf download of her year. You owe it to yourself to download her example of what’s possible. Let it inspire you to begin yours today!
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Debra Marrs teaches creative writing courses in memoir and personal essay. Her business writing workshops attract article, blog and ebook authors. Find her creativity and organization tips at YourWriteLife.com Get a free download 99 Ways to Jumpstart Your Creative Writing here.
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