I’m preparing to do an Annual Review this year. And so I’m reading and re-reading a few good articles about the subject.

Here they are:

The 21 Questions I’m Asking Myself This Week by Ed Gandia

I’ve been through Ed’s 2X coaching program and it was great! Ed is the real deal and so I pay attention to what he has to say about stuff like this. Some of his questions include:

  • What am I most proud of this year?
  • Where am I still feeling stuck?
  • What 1 big project/initiative, if deployed properly, would have a massive impact on my business next year?

Read more here.


How to Conduct Your Own Annual Review by Chris Guillebeau

This is a little more complex process but it’s good too. He starts out by asking two questions:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What did not go well this year?

Then he reviews the progress he made on his goals from last year, plans his goals for next year and also chooses a “theme” for his next year. I really like the “theme idea” and I plan to adopt that.

Read more here.

James Clear’s Annual Reviews

James doesn’t share much detail about his “annual review process” but he does share his actual reviews, which I find interesting. Sometimes reading other people’s reviews can spark some ideas you can adopt and practice.

He focuses on answering three main questions:

  1. What went well this year?
  2. What didn’t go so well this year?
  3. What am I working toward?

Read more here.