My favorite time to work is from 10p – 2a. No one is looking for me, no one is emailing me. My only responsibility is what is in front of me. No distractions.
The end of the year is similar. Few people are looking for me. Even clients are on holiday. It’s quiet.
I find that precious silence makes it much easier to focus. As someone who struggles with focus to begin with, I embrace these few moments of uninterrupted time to build momentum.
The end of the year is when I take time to reflect on everything that has happened since January 1.
I think back to my themes for the year (3 words).
I look forward to the new year.
I look at several areas of my life including the various aspects of my personal life, my career, and my overall life ambitions.
This past year was really fantastic in a multitude of ways. My personal life is in the best shape ever, my company has hit record high revenue and next year looks to be even better.
But no matter how good this past year has been, I’m looking for the coming year to be even better.
So here I am, sitting at my kitchen table, computer in front of me, notepad to the side, gearing up for next year. I’m excited to share my plans with you soon.
If you are still on the grind, or if you have completely unplugged and are force-feeding television into your brain during this quiet time, please consider taking a few hours to reflect on the past year, and start thinking about what you want in the coming year. I’ve found this exercise helpful over the last 5 years and it is undoubtedly one of the reasons why so many of the things I set out to accomplish become reality.
See you in 2017.