During our conversation, Brandon talked about using the W.I.N method as a way to review a past activities – be sure to listen to the conversation to learn more about this process!
The W.I.N. method is based on three simple questions:
- What went Well?
- What needs to Improve?
- What’s Next?
Over the next three posts, I’ll answer these three simple questions as I look back at the story I created and experienced in the past year.
What Went Well in 2013
All in all, 2013 turned out to be a good year. Here are some of the things I would list as having gone well:
- Crossed the two lines in several races: two half-marathons; two 10ks; one 8k and one 5k obstacle race.
- Ran a total of 475.8 miles and biked 351.6 miles (includes stationary bike miles).
- Released 43 new episodes of The Conversation Hub podcast (you can check them out here).
- Continued the tradition I started in the fall of 2012 and had breakfast with each of my children at least once a month.
- The running group I started in 2012 had even more participants in 2013.
- Had my most successful year (to date) as a major gifts officer (more than $1.6 million secured for my organization).
- Watched my kids excel and succeed in the activities they love (hockey, cross-country, lacrosse, volleyball, dance and skating).
- Made memories that will last a life time during a family trip back to my homeland of Canada.
- Successfully hit the “reset button” in August and made significant progress on being a healthier person.
- Watched my wife live out her true calling and make an impact on the lives of her students (I’m a very proud husband!).
- Was fortunate to have several meaningful caffeinated conversations with good friends.
The preceding list is just a sampling of the things that went “well” in 2013. I’m grateful the experiences I had this year and can’t wait to see was the New Year will bring.
In the next post, I’ll answer the second question and talk about what needs to improve.
Until then, be well and make it a great day!