This is part 2 of a 4-part series. Read part 1 here.
How do we know where we’re headed, if we don’t understand where we’ve been?
The reflection phase of my Monday Business Practice is broken into 3 steps:
Who doesn’t like a party?!
Looking at my calendar & thinking about the previous 7 days, I identify my “wins” & take some time to journal.
My goal is 10 wins. Sometimes I get there – sometimes I don’t.
Wins are moments in our biz & life that are a cause for celebration.
- Paid my student loan payment with gratitude – WIN!
- Meditated each morning – WIN!
- Completed 3 Retreat Consultations – WIN!
- Mailed a thank you card – WIN!
- Drank water – WIN!
When we identify milestones in our business (& life), we create opportunities to celebrate.
Celebration reminds me that I’m getting shit done & each lil’ step counts.
Recalling lessons from the previous week & writing them down supports us in actually learning from them.
Questions to ask ourselves:
- What did I learn?
- What did I discover?
- What teachings did I receive?
- What was my “Aha” moment?
- What did my intuition say?
- What did I remember?
Analyzing what didn’t get done last week prepares us for planning for the upcoming week.
What didn’t get done last week & why?
I’m always looking for ways to:
Remember to tap into your Big Picture when you review items that are still hanging around on your “To-Do” list.
When we view our to-do list through the lens of our Big Picture, we can reflect on whether the task supports our purpose.
- Is this a task that can be automated? (auto bill pay)
- Is this a task that can be delegated? (email management)
- Is this a task that can be eliminated? (social media posts)
Grab your journal & create a space which supports your reflection process.
Consider the below questions:
- What are moments from last week that make your heart smile?
- Explore your biggest lesson from last week. Write down as many details as you can remember. Where were you? Who was involved? Why now?
- Look at your to-do list. Which items have been on your list for a looooong time. Why are these tasks still there? Are they “shoulds?” How would you rather spend your time?