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I post twice per year on this publication.

These posts are part of my commitment to work in public.

Learn more about both post types below, and learn about the rest of my annual planning process.

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About My Annual Planning Process


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Since 2013, I’ve been writing a blog post for the New Year called My Three Words.

Unlike New Year’s Resolutions, which most people abandon by mid-February, the Three Words are themes that goes through the entire year.

It’s less about a tangible goal to achieve and more about thinking about how I want to grow.

I encourage everyone to go through this exercise. It has been immensely helpful for me in remembering what I want to take on and accomplish in each year of my life.

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>>> Click here to read My Three Words

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As part of my commitment to growth and belief in the importance of self-reflection, I added a new element to my year.

The purpose of the retrospective is pulled directly from Agile Methodology. As stated in the Principles from the Agile Manifesto:

At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

I’m adopting the retrospective to look back on what worked, what didn’t, and collect some thoughts on future actions.

While this post is primarily an exercise for me, I’m also committed to working in public and I hope that seeing the process will inspire you to reflect on who you were this year, and get you thinking about who you want to be next year.

Every year my first post will be My Three Words and my last post of the year will be the Retrospective.

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>>> Click here to read my annual Retrospectives

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