The first rule of New Year’s Resolutions is …
Inspired by Fight Club, backed up by research – get your New Year’s started out right with effective resolutions.
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“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same.
Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”
– Don Williams Jr.
As another year draws to a close, it’s time to look back on it to see how far you’ve come – and what you’ve learned along the way.
Today I’ll show you the exact process I use for taking stock of the past year
I want you to do this exercise with me – take a look at where you’ve come, what you’ve accomplished – and use that to help plan where you want to go next year.
Read the full article: How To Conduct Your Personal Annual Year End Review
“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
– Peter F. Drucker
Too often in life we can get caught up in the unimportant, and lose sight of the gifts we have right in front of us. We can also lose our way, or forget the reasons we took on projects or goals in the first place.
For this reason, I like to think back over the last past twelve months, and plan for the year ahead by reflecting with a list of powerful questions I’ve developed over the years.
I’ve been cutting many non-essentials out of my life, and apply the same approach to my self reflection – focusing on only the questions that matter the most.
Here now is my intentionally short list :the most important (reflective) questions you’ll answer this year.
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“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
– G.B. Stern
Did you know that half of American’s don’t always say thanks (Source)?
Regardless if you’re the type to always say thanks or not, you’re likely going to need to write a thank you card at some point. Especially around the holidays, when you’ll be receiving gifts – and will want to ensure you show your appreciation.
Like any other task, I like to complete thank you cards both effectively and efficiently.
To do that, I’ll first discuss how to make sure my card is effective: thinking through the purpose of thank you cards and how to word your thank you note.
I’ll then put it together in one easy template for your thank you card – so you can ensure your thank you cards can be written efficiently, but still hit all the right notes.
Don’t rush through thank you cards – they matter. I just like to make sure I have a plan.
Read the full article: How To Write a Thank You Card That Actually Says Thanks
“My brother will love these. It’s the first time he has had a home in four years. Thank you so much.”
He smiled, gave me a big, musky, hug, and drove away.
I wasn’t sure if I had just done a good deed, or been hustled by a Craig’s List scam artist.
This story actually begins months before – so let’s go back to the beginning.
Note: This is a true story, with names changed by request.
Read the full article: A Christmas Story – A Tale of Craig’s List and Two Frying Pans