My 2017 Annual Report

Every year I do an annual review, and the process teaches me so much. It’s invaluable. Central to my work in studying who we are and why we do what we do is a steady aim of building life-worthy habits. I’m fascinated by my daily, monthly, and yearly habits, and how to continually improve my own performance. I’ve decided to go ahead and (gulp) share it, in entirety. I’m a bit nervous to do so, because when I started writing it, it was just for me. The insights are personal and raw, and it recaps a year that professionally, felt often like a struggle and a challenge. No triumph, no magic wand. There were solid successes: The mastermind program I built went well, and sustained my end of my agreements with my partner. The podcast was a surprise, and a delight. But writing? That was really hard this year. It felt like a failure.

How To Do An Annual Review: 10 Questions

Each year I do a private annual reflection where I look back at the past year, think about what I want for the year ahead, and make a list of dreams and goals. Then, I edit ruthlessly, a skill I’ve learned slowly over time, because having a list of 50 things...

Upcoming 2017 Monthly Writing Themes

December is a time for rest and renewal. I’ll be taking the holiday time to write nearly exclusively on my book and focus on the Mastermind group I’ve been working with since September. Here are the monthly writing themes for the upcoming new year, if...

Thank you.

(Photograph: Snowy Brooklyn).  I want to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you for listening, For inspiring me, for delighting me, For telling me your stories. Thank you for caring, For being, for questioning, for pushing Me, for pushing YOU, For all of the beautiful...