As 2016 draws to a close I am thinking a lot about best work practices, and I know one thing I haven't made enough time for is a weekly review.
I am constantly *thinking* about the bigger picture of my businesses, sometimes so much my head hurts, and I know that formalizing this in to a weekly review could really benefit me. However every week I get caught up in the 'doing' rather than the 'planning and reviewing'.
Tony Robbins really touched home when I attended The National Achiever's Congress and he said if you do an annual review, you have *one* chance a year to improve your business, however if you do a weekly review, that's 52 chances to improve and change tact when things aren't working. It's a no brainer really.
With any business it is crucial that you step back and look objectively at your success and/or failures, and I don't think I'm the only one who struggles to make time to do this.
A weekly review doesn't have to be time consuming. Spend half an hour at the end of the week, or beginning if you prefer, and on a piece of paper assessing the different areas of your life and where you have made progress .
Once you have a few reviews built up it is really satisfying to look back and realise actually how much you have done, how hard you have worked, and in fact how much progress you HAVE made, even if your bottom line doesn't match it. For a lot of us, running our own business is about a lot more than money, it's about building and nurturing our own creation, and our progress isn't always measured by the income we receive.
So this is my first New Year's resolution - to make completing a weekly review a priority on my to do list. To put my actions down in writing, to allow myself the pleasure of seeing my own progress in black and white (or vibrant colour in fact!)
Do any of you already do a successful weekly review? Share your tips with us!