Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Year - Looking Back, Part 3

New Year - Looking Back, Part 3

Almost there. Today and tomorrow are the last days of looking back, then we start looking to this year, and how we can seize the day, the week, the year. How we can make it the best year ever!
After this week, I'll only be posting a couple of days a week on this series, and the posts will have the title NEW YEAR, BEST YEAR in the title. That way you'll know they are part of this series. I'll try to post them on Monday, so you have all week to write in your notebook, and to work on your goals.

Today's questions:

1. What was your biggest time suck last year?
Our time gets wasted in many ways: social media (though for some careers, it's a necessity, but not as much time as we actually spent), housework, driving, television, Netflix, email checking...

2. What  did you spend money on last year that you wish you hadn't, or shouldn't have?
I'm not talking about bills, and necessities, I'm talking about big ticket items, or clothes, or things you didn't really need to have.

3. Are there things that were left unfinished?

4. What was the most demanding part of your year?

5. Looking back, what would you have done differently?

Almost there...tomorrow you'll answer the last five looking back questions, okay, maybe six questions tomorrow.
After we get through this, we will be able to look forward to this year.

Previous posts in this series:
http://blog.jamieleescott.com/2016/01/new-year-looking-back-part-2.html
http://blog.jamieleescott.com/2016/01/new-year-looking-back-part-1.html
http://blog.jamieleescott.com/2016/01/new-year-new-what.html

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If you want to look forward, and work on your own, I'm using books from Tony Robbins, Master the Game, and Lisa Jacobs, Your Best Year to help me.

3 comments:

  1. Jamie,
    I guess confession is good for the soul, right.

    1. What was your biggest time suck last year? Uugh, I waste too much time chatting when I should be working.

    2. What did you spend money on last year that you wish you hadn't, or shouldn't have? I didn't have to spend all of that money on my kitchen backsplash. Why do I fall in love with things that normal people would never buy? I set myself up so I'd never be satisfied with anything else, so I ended up with $65 per sq ft tile. Please, talk some sense into me if I get in another situation like this.

    3. Are there things that were left unfinished? YES! My office, and I have had the paint for months! I vow to get it finished before Feb 1st.

    4. What was the most demanding part of your year? Trying to keep up with work while supervising contractors was definitely the most demanding thing I did last year. It was mentally and emotionally exhausting.

    5. Looking back, what would you have done differently? I would have hired a designer to supervise, make decisions, and get the interior of the house done in a normal time frame. When I say done, I mean down to the art on the walls and towels in the linen closets. Doing it myself was overwhelming. I spent months sitting in a pile of paint chips only to throw them at my best friend and tell her to make the decisions.

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    1. I have answered all of the questions from all 4 parts of the blog in a notebook. I plan to accomplish a lot this year. I hope you follow along and have your best year too.

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    2. I will hire a designer next time I do a house. I'm not good at that stuff.

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