The Design Business Show 066: A simple exercise for reviewing 2019

Director : Melissa Burkheimer | December 23, 2019
Check out episode 66 of The Design Business Show to learn a simple exercise to review your year.

There are a bazillion ways you could do a year in review, but I have a really simple one for you.

I’m in major hustle mode right now (more on that later) at a time when most people slow down, but I’m starting to get my mojo back (more on that later), and I did this exercise with the ladies in my designer mastermind, and it was really refreshing.

A lot of times they roll their eyes at me when I surprise them with fun activities like this, but it really is for their own good, and every single one of them did it.

So, it’s really easy.

  1. Write down all your wins.
  2. Acknowledge what didn’t work.
  3. Declare what you’re saying goodbye to.
  4. And announce to the world what your new normal is.

I got the new normal idea from my mentor, Erika Lyremark, and when I declared mine, I won a free 1:1 session with her in a contest. I knew it was going to be mine.

I write it down every day.

That’s it. It’s the holiday season at the time this episode is getting published, so I wanted to keep today’s episode short and sweet.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to be in your ears every week.

I’m so thankful that you listen – and for the designers who come on here and share their stories.

I’m grateful for the award we won, and I even submitted business for another award.

I have no idea if I’ll win, but it’s going to be a part of my new normal.

And if you wanna be brave, send me a DM on Instagram over at Melissa Burkheimer and tell me what you learned from this exercise or even just what your new normal is.

I’m rooting for you!

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