As we get rolling with 2018 and our focus this month at the Teams365 blog shifts to goals, planning and personal productivity, I thought it would be fitting to include a kickstart series for 2018 called “8 in 18”. Over the next 8 days I will be sharing with you a series of questions and prompts to get you thinking about, planning for, and kickstarting your 2018. Whether you are a leader, team member, professional or individual, I think you will find these useful! Enjoy.
Day 1 of the 8 in 18: Take stock of your achievements and successes from the year that was
Success doesn’t usually start at zero. It emerges out of what you have already been doing consistently. In kickstarting 2018, we’re going to start off by getting you to take stock of your achievements, successes and learning from the year that was – 2017.
We can learn as much from what worked, as well as what did not work.
Throughout the KickStart Your 2018 – 8 in 18 I’ll be offering you a series of questions every day to get you to STOP, PAUSE, REFLECT and NOTE your response. Grab a journal (yes, I bet you have a blank one somewhere), or a device, and let your thoughts flow. Whether you take five minutes or an hour each day, my hope that this is a powerful and productive activity for you.
Consider these questions for today’s prompts – Day 1 of the Kickstart Your 2018
As you think back to 2017:
- What were the key highlights for you last year?
- What were your major accomplishments?
- What did you learn?
- What worked well?
- What didn’t work well?
- What supported you in achieving your goals? (think: habits, practices, people, resources, other…)
- What didn’t?
- What do you want to make sure you continue doing?
- What do you want to stop doing?
- To make 2018 even better…..
For the next 8 days here at the Teams365 blog I’ll be sharing 8 different ways you may want to kickstart 2018. Whether you are a leader, team member, business owner or individual, I trust that you will find these useful. You may want to grab a pen, and a journal, to take note of the daily questions that are coming your way.
A couple of resources that are available to you in kickstarting your 2018.
First, join our Get [ ] Done (you fill in the blank) list and receive a monthly planning template you can use in your own planning. Join the list here and download your first planning item – currently this month’s Quarterly Plan Template. Pick up a copy of the template here.
Second, consider joining me on Friday January 5th from 10 – 4 pm ET for a six hour virtual business planning retreat. Kickstarting the year requires focus and action, and my business planning retreats are geared to get you into action. Each hour has a different focus and includes some group time at the start of the hour, followed by individual activities undertaken offline. Hourly themes include:
· Creating or refining your 2018 Vision
· Exploring your ecosystem of strengths, capabilities and values
· Developing your 2018 Roadmap
· Taking action on a key project
The program costs $97 US and includes the six hours of structured activities, group calls and a retreat workbook. Click here to learn more about the day and reserve your spot.
With best wishes,
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