As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time that we think about year-end reviews. Ask yourself, did I accomplish all I wanted to? What feedback will my boss have? What do I want to do differently in 2019?
For me, 2018 was a wonderful year of transition. I left my corporate job after 33 years and started a business on my own. I moved back to my hometown and began to live my dream job of helping leaders and employees be happier at work.
I was driven by how great some of my experiences in the workplace had been throughout my career. I was also inspired, however, by some of my experiences that were less than great. When they weren’t great, I had to force myself into the office – but when they were great, I loved going to work. That’s so important to me – for people to really love going to work.
This year, as I was setting my business goals and creating my 2019 plan. This year, it’s all on me. I am my own employer, and business success is all on me. It’s a little scary, but more than that, it’s exhilarating! (That last part is said in a sing-song voice!)
Take time to reflect on 2018 and figure out what you want to work on in the new year. Set goals, make plans, and write them down. Keep them visible and set time to check in with yourself. Don’t wait for your boss to do it – do it on your own. You will start creating deeper ownership of your success at work, and an entrepreneurial spirit that will prepare for you for anything!