Second Breaks

The great thing about a personal annual review (i.e., one that you complete outside of your company’s requirements) is that you can make it more interesting, less stuffy, and more tailored to where you are in life.

Show Notes

Many of us conduct some kind of a year-end review process sometime in December.

My process has evolved a lot over the years, but I’ve been sitting down to do an annual review religiously since my corporate years.

I’m always looking for ways to keep my process relevant to wherever I am in life. I also work to spice it up so things don’t get boring and I can look forward to the exercise toward the end of December.

During the last few years, I’ve picked up a handful of new questions that aren’t the usual kind you frequently hear about. And these have added a new dimension to my assessment of how my year went.

If your year-end review process has gotten stale or a bit ho-hum,  consider adding these to change things up.

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What is Second Breaks?

Conversations about midlife, life and career transitions, and all the fabulous ways we can get better as we get older. Hosted by Lou Blaser.

About The Host: Lou Blaser is a former corporate ladder climber turned writer and podcaster. She writes the weekly publication "We're All Getting Older" and is the author of Break Free: The Courage to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career.