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.
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!