Volume 8, Issue 6

Coach Vickie Bevenour, PCC  - www.CoachVickie.com

December 2010

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... is a quick tip ezine for Managers who believe in "Results Derived from Within"
Written by: Vickie Bevenour, a Professional Certified Coach, PCC

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The RDW Group, Inc.
114 Partheni Court
Cary , NC 27519

December 2010

Reflections on 2010

Year after year I see my clients and colleagues go through the frenzy of the holiday season only to arrive back at work in early January exhausted rather than renewed. And then, to make matters worst – they jump right into “planning and/or doing” for the New Year (especially because they are already feeling behind).

If this scenario sounds familiar I would request that you take some time NOW to reflect on this past year. Think about the questions below and write out your answers. Reflection before projection can sometimes be the best “planning tool” for the future.

  • What “firsts” happened this year?
  • What significant lessons did I learn this year?
  • What significant accomplishments did I complete this year?
  • What did I do to celebrate those accomplishments?
  • What important and meaningful events occurred this year?
  • What won’t I miss from this year??
  • What did I miss this year?
  • What people were important and influential for me this year?
  • What did I do to let them know that?
  • What excites me most about 2011?
  • As 2010 closes, for what am I most grateful?

How did that feel for you? Did it make you think about how many times you naturally transition from the holiday break into January with all of your sights set full steam ahead on the next year’s goals and performance indicators? Do you ever actually spend enough time reflecting on the past year and assessing your performance? Even more important, how much time do you actually spend reviewing your successes and reveling in the fact that you overcame some intense odds to finish the year strong? The follow-on question is: how much time did you actually spend celebrating those successes and showing sincere appreciation to your teams for all their hard work, personal sacrifice and effective solutions? Most importantly, what did you do to celebrate or show your appreciation to those outside your business (but WAY inside of our lives - family, spouses, and friends) for their unending support of our long working hours, missed personal events and occasional grumpy moods?

While these above suggestions might seem frivolous or elementary, the message is very bottom-line orientated. You can not accurately project next year’s successes without taking a good, hard look at what happened this year. Congratulations, you are on your way to making the best New Year’s Plan that you have ever created by completing some “reflection before projection” and deriving results from within.

I close this last newsletter of 2010 with heartfelt gratefulness to YOU – the readers. It is my honor to be a part of your lives and I thank you for the opportunity to make an impact on your professional path. Wishing each of you a very Happy Holiday Season and a mountain of success in the New Year.

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