Today, I’m walking you through my 10-question annual review process, discussing how I approach looking back at the previous year and planning for the future.
If you ever feel like the work you are doing in your business isn’t “enough,” or you feel down, like you haven’t accomplished enough, first: I see you, I hear you. I’ve felt the same way so often. Here’s why it can seem like business is so slow, and how to widen the lens to account for all the things (ALL THE THINGS) you really do.
“I had my son on a Tuesday, and I was on calls on a Friday—but I was home, and I was not in fundraising mode, and I was not out doing meetings, and I was not going into the office. I was both focused on enjoying these first couple incredible weeks of his life and also healing. At the same time, I had this pressure breathing down my neck of completing the raise.” — Dr. Robin Berzin shares her story of becoming a CEO after years in medical practice as a doctor.
Every year I sit down and use these ten questions to reflect back on the year, and to look forward and think about the year ahead. Doing an annual review has been one of my favorite practices. Here’s how to do your own.
A Quick, Simple Framework for Reflection if You’re Busy, Postpartum, Pregnant, or Freaking Exhausted
If you’ve got your hands full and you feel overwhelmed by the end of the year, here are three super-simple questions to do a quick-n-easy (ish) review. I love these questions at the end of the year, or even just at the end of any project or month.
Stillbirth impacts about 1 in 100 pregnancies in the US. Despite the difficulty of this subject, Christine McAlister talks publicly about Maeve, the daughter she lost, to keep her memory alive.