Year End Review

year end review


The end of the year is time for reflection. Its a time to think about successes.  Your year end review encompasses all the good things that happened this year.

My top 25

Each year I make a list of my top successes.  These include time spent with my family, professional successes, and personal successes. Here are some of my list this year:

  • Week with grandkids
  • Travel to with family
  • Service to NAPO Award
  • Chair of NAPO committee

I encourage you to write your list and share it with someone who can appreciate your successes.


My peeps

It’s about the people. It’s the new and existing relationships that make the year the best ever. Who are the people who helped me be the best I can be? As I move forward next year my goal is to surround myself with people who sharpen my authenticity and make me think hard and work hard.  Relationships are what make the year outstanding. I like to make a list of these people and send them a thank you note sharing my gratitude.


What’s working for me

Take stock of what’s working in your life and why.  It’s the best way to build success.  When something works, there are elements that can transfer to work and home that will improve your year.  Take time this last week of the year to make a list for yourself and keep it where you can refer back to it and add to it all year.


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Your Year End Review prepares you for setting goals and making dreams happen in the coming year. Take time to take stock before you start fresh for the new year.



11 replies
  1. Seana Turner
    Seana Turner says:

    I have done a casual year-end review before, but never codified it. Congratulations on your service aware and committee chairmanship — lucky for all of us in NAPO!

  2. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    Thanks Seana! It’s something I started with a friend years ago. I helps me set my course for the next year.

    It’s been an honor to serve NAPO!

  3. Autumn Leopold
    Autumn Leopold says:

    Well you are amazing so I know you surround yourself with amazing people! You definitely made my list with the time we got to spend together in 2015! Here’s to a great 2016 with a sweet and wonderful friend! Love ya lady!

  4. Janet Barclay
    Janet Barclay says:

    I did this in a less formal way when I created a photo book capturing the highlights of the past year. I think I’ll adapt your approach and strive to fill 2016 with even more memorable moments!

  5. Natalie Gallagher
    Natalie Gallagher says:

    I do a fairly good job doing an end-of-year review of my business, but need to do a better job of reflecting on my personal life as well. Thanks for this reminder! Happy new year Ellen!

  6. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    Thanks Autumn! To me it’s all about connections. This year I have been blessed with our work together and our blogging adventures together.

  7. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    One new year end review I read about today!

    Throughout the year, place a note in a jar about the things that make you happy. On January 1, read each note. I loved that all these same things together made for a wonderful review of the year!

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