Every month, each member of the Forum gets an opportunity to share their reflection on what happened with them over the past 30 days. Each person is usually only given 3-5 minutes to share their 30-day reflection, so the brevity of words and thoughts is key for a Monthly Update, otherwise, you will run out of time. The way to become hyper clear for a Monthly Reflection is by prepping ahead of time.
When I properly prep my Monthly Reflection ahead of time, it takes about 45-60 minutes to review everything, pick the most important stuff, and then write my thoughts and feelings in a concise way that I’ll feel comfortable sharing with the group.
To make sure I’m reviewing all aspects of my life, here are the key places I go to look for what happened over the past month.
- My Calendar
- My Journal
- My Instagram
- My Fitness Tracking
- My Business Goals
- My Personal Goals
- My finances (personal & business)
You may have different areas you want to look at, but no matter what, the key is to have a system in place as to how you prepare your update.
At this point, my monthly reflection is such a deep part of my normal processing that I look forward to carving out an hour to really do it well.