New 12 months’s Day hits completely different for me, not simply in 2022. Primarily as a result of it hits me on a special day altogether.
For a few years now, I’ve adopted the college yr that my children observe as my yearly markers. So September 1st is after I formally begin my yr, affectionately often known as my NOW 12 months (an acronym for Have to Do, Should Do, and Wish to do). However that doesn’t imply I don’t acknowledge – and even recognize – what January 1st is and has to supply. Even The NOW 12 months wall calendar begins in January.
I additionally perceive that I’m an outlier in terms of after I make the beginning of my yr, so I nonetheless lean in and share how my calendar yr went in posts like this.
By way of how I’m structuring this annual overview, I made a decision that I’ll spotlight 6 issues from every season: Winter, Spring, Summer time, and Autumn. That’ll give me a set of constraints, which is an efficient factor to have if you’re writing a abstract of any type. I’ll be wanting again via my journal entries to make sense of this overview as effectively. I’m an avid journaled (as you could know) and that chronicle will make this course of far simpler and quicker to do.
I additionally am engaged on a “12 months in Preview” piece that I’ll be publishing on January 1st, so if that’s one thing you’re all for testing then observe me on Twitter to be able to learn it after I launch it. (Members of TimeCrafting Belief Premium will get a sneak peek at it at some point earlier, so in the event you’re a TimeCrafting Belief member of any type, then look ahead to that locally.)
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way in which, let’s get began.
I began off 2022 the identical method that I’m ending it: feeling grateful. I acknowledge that I’m a fortunate individual and that has been one thing that didn’t simply occur – it’s been cultivated over time.
January was additionally a month the place we moved issues round in my enterprise. We initially moved to Teachable with Circle as a group aspect for our programs and membership, however as 2022 involves a detailed we’ve left Teachable and are centered solely on Circle. Our programs reside there and anybody who has purchased a course from me can be a part of TimeCrafting Belief in Circle as effectively.
The Cincinnati Bengals lastly gained a playoff recreation after a protracted drought. Then they went past that and went all the way in which to the Tremendous Bowl. As a fan of the group since 1981, January was a enjoyable month for me.
There was a recurring theme over the course of the previous few years and 2022 noticed me do one thing about it. I spent the higher a part of the yr writing the primary draft of my subsequent e book, which I’m self-publishing. There’s much more to this that I’m going to share in 2023 however I’ll say that I’m excited concerning the mission. It’s been a difficult one – and it’s removed from over – however I do know it’s going to be a rewarding expertise total.
I cancelled The BIG Prepared in February 2022 after operating it for 2 years in two very other ways. I don’t know if I’ll carry it again however I do know that not doing it in 2022 was a great name.
February was additionally a month the place I began taking funds extra critically than I had in ages. Nonetheless am. It’s paying off, too. (Pun not meant).
In March I interviewed Austin Kleon for my podcast once more. As I went via my journal I noticed that I’d highlighted a quote from him: Validation is for parking. I took discover of that going ahead and have been much less invalidation and extra all for creation and group. It’s additionally paying off.
It wasn’t till March that I’d made my first YouTube video of 2022. That’ll change in 2023. Not simply after I begin, however how typically I make them.
The e book got here up once more in April. The tentative title. It wound up not being the precise title. I could use that tentative title elsewhere, however not within the title for a e book.
New pc in April 2022. Mac Studio. I’m set on that entrance for a number of years.
Noticed my first live performance in years in Might. James Taylor placed on an ideal present. And thru him I realized that the key o’ life is having fun with the passage of time.
In Might I noticed the George Carlin documentary and components of it have been on my thoughts ever since. It’s THAT good.
Summer time 2022
I took a private retreat on the finish of June and it was extremely worthwhile. Loads of breakthrough simply being alone in a transport container tiny house for a number of days. A course of that I’ve built-in into The READY Retreat, albeit in a a lot shorter timeframe.
Proper after my retreat, I attended the ultimate World Domination Summit. This occasion ran for 10 years and is the brainchild of Chris Guillebeau. I loved it but in addition acknowledged that I’m completely different than I used to be when the occasion debuted almost 13 years in the past (it was paused from 2020-21 because of the COVID-19 pandemic) so it didn’t land as a lot with me. Nevertheless it was nice to see buddies in individual once more. Actually nice.
The book-writing course of was in full impact in July 2022. Loads of phrases have been written.
We had a piece retreat on the tail finish of July right here and it went effectively. Plans have modified since then, nevertheless it was good for me to attach with Elizabeth (my Operations Assistant) to forge some type of plan ahead. Having defaults is healthier than having nothing in any respect.
Quite a lot of August was an expert write off for 2 causes: Household trip and (lastly) getting COVID-19. A kind of issues was wonderful and the opposite annoying. I’ll allow you to guess which was which.
I took half in Ship 30 in August. I’m glad I did. I’ll in all probability do it once more within the calendar yr of 2023, however in my 2024 NOW 12 months.
I created The TimeCrafting Starter Package in September. It’s a free information that’ll enable you to get the fundamentals of TimeCrafting down. If you happen to haven’t already received it, you may get it right here.
I hit the bottom operating in September in an enormous method as a result of I didn’t simply make the aforementioned package however I additionally put collectively The Procrastination Course.
Extra work stuff in October 2022, all associated to the e book and web site stuff. And all being unveiled in 2023.
The Astros gained the World Collection for actual this time. And as a lot as I publicly distanced myself from them after the scandal, I’ve all the time had a comfortable spot for them. Seeing them win in respectable vogue was enjoyable.
After years of assembly on-line, a number of of us who mastermind collectively met up in Tempe, Arizona to retreat collectively. There’s simply one thing about face-to-face vitality that invigorates and conjures up. I’m glad I went. (I did the identical in March with one other group I meet with – this one weekly – and it was an outstanding expertise.)
I’ve been pining for a Qui-Gon Jinn lightsaber for a few years now and my hope was that I’d be capable of get in after I was at Disneyland in August. Nevertheless it hadn’t been launched but. Nevertheless it did get launched in December. A great buddy of mine picked it up for me and it arrived the identical day that I’m scripting this piece. It’s a becoming option to finish the calendar yr… feeling grateful for what I’ve. And I’m not simply speaking a few lightsaber. I’m speaking about my household, my buddies, my work, my life.
Thanks for being a part of that.
And thanks for taking time to learn this. I encourage you to take time to write down your personal annual overview. There are many methods to do it, however don’t let the friction of discovering one maintain you from doing it. Simply begin considering and writing. That’s the way you go from friction to movement.
Take a second and begin proper now. One thing small. One thing easy. You’ll be glad you probably did.