My 2022 in Review (22 for 22)
One of my favourite end of the year activities is doing a reflection exercise for the entire year. I enjoy the exercise and I am one of those so-called geeks who likes to plan and reflect every chance I get.
The past year was chaotic, unpredictable, challenging and incredible, all in one! I’m grateful for the times I was able to slow down and appreciate the simple moments, for the people who stood by me and kept me grounded, and for the moments of growth and self-discovery that have pushed me to become a better version of myself. I’m also proud of all the amazing achievements I’ve made and all the hard work I’ve put in. From pushing myself to try new things, to developing invaluable skills, to taking time to reflect on the good and the bad, I’m proud of how far I’ve come.
At the end of last year, I said to myself that my word for the year was Intentional. As a result, there were a few things that I had in mind to live more intentionally. So how did I do? Did I really live by my word?
Inspired by Gretchen Rubin, the creator of The Four Tendencies framework, let me share with you my 22 for 22.
In 2022, I managed to:
- take at least 10k steps a day (My daily average is 12,000 steps)
- read at least 10 books (Top 3: The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo, The Master Coach by Gregg Thompson, Working Backwards by Colin Bryar, Bill Carr)
- write a new book for senior engineering leaders (Commence, Connect, Coach & Cultivate: A How-To Guide for Senior Tech Leaders)
- create more products such as Career Planner, Wheel of Life Reflection Journal and Thought Leadership Strategy Workbook
- write an impactful article that gets shared a lot (10 Signs That Psychological Safety Is Missing In Your Team)
- go on a family holiday (Twice, by plane)
- do more self-care
- listen to audio books (I have 17 audio books in my Library right now)
- mentor at least 3 people
- achieve work goal #1
- achieve work goal #2
- achieve work goal #4