I have found a blog post from Chris Guillebeau about how he reviews his business and life each year. I love that it’s not just his business that he reviews but both business and life as they influence each other so much.

In this blog post, I wrote some items that I found interesting in my review. It will give you some idea of what reviewing your year means.

Steady income

My overall goal was to get steady income out of my business. Well, I can tell you that didn’t happen. Not even close…

But I also hear from everyone that goal was just set a bit too high for the first year of full-time self-employment. So it would be better to check out the progress.

And my company definitely made progress. There is more and more coming in, money-wise but more importantly assignment-wise. So while this goal did not succeed I think I can say it is ok.

Blog 3 times per week

I started out blogging 3 times a week and while it was working ok, I decided it took too much time and I wanted to tone it down a bit. So I lowered it purposely to 2 times a week. And with some exceptions (due to illness mostly) I wrote those two blogs every week. SUCCESS!

Exercise 2 times a week

Wow, did I have trouble with exercising twice a week! I don’t like exercising, so if there was something else I could do, like have an appointment I would skip exercising.

But then I got my dog… which means at least 2 walks a day (BF takes some of the walks as well), together worth an hour at least. So I get to exercise every day. And recently I added a class with Pilates and Yoga to the mix.

So while it didn’t work out as planned the idea behind it: staying fit, is working out ok.

Here you can see how important it is that you set your goal right. If I would have made the goal ‘Go the gym twice a week’ I would have failed it, since I didn’t do that at all. But because I said exercise I did achieve it and so it is a success!

Even if you haven’t set goals for yourself last year you can review how the year went. And you can definitely set goals for the next year!