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Reflect for success

‘Tis the season of goodwill, good cheer and over indulgence!

If however, we’re wise men and women it is also a great time for reflection; an opportunity to look back on the year and learn some lessons from our actions and possibly also our inactions!

Here are Leonard’s 11 questions to prepare you for next year. Take a little time to consider your responses; you may wish to focus on one particular area of your life e.g. your business, or take a helicopter view of the whole picture.

Above all, be honest with yourself and decide how you will use this information to make a positive start in the New Year.

  1. What action have I taken that I’m most proud of this year?
  2. What was the one thing I didn’t do that I wish I had?
  3. What was the reason I didn’t do it?
  4. What gave me the most pleasure or satisfaction during the year?
  5. What were the reasons I found most satisfaction in this/these areas?
  6. Who did I really enjoy spending my time with during the year?
  7. What were the reasons I enjoyed being with them?
  8. What one thing can I do to ensure this/these relationships continue to be positive?
  9. What one thing will I do to improve communications with my clients/customers next year?
  10. What are the two most important things I learned, or re-learned during the year?
  11. How will I use what I learned next year to best affect?

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

From a reflective Jacky Leonard

Go make things happen…

Jacky Leonard 

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