I long ago discovered an important strategy that has allowed me,
and my clients to continually improve performance (personal and
business) every year.
It's called an After Action Review (AAR), and it’s all about
leveraging knowledge and experience.
To experience consistent growth you need to leverage you past
experience for all it’s worth. In this lesson, I'll show you
how to do it.
To make 2012 the best it can be, you need to perform an AAR and
analyze what took place in 2011. You need to identify every nugget
of knowledge your past performance offers and leverage it for all
You and I both know that no matter how good or bad your results
were in 2011 - you can always do better.
Yet, the single biggest key to improving both your performance and
your results seems to go ignored by almost everybody. If you want
to be at the top of your game you absolutely must review, analyze,
and learn from what has already happened.
Seven Steps That Can Change Your Life
There are seven steps in the AAR process, and you must begin
implementing the ideas that you are about to generate immediately.
Step 1 Identify Your Three Greatest Accomplishments In 2011?
Even if 2011 was a challenging year for you, odds are if you look
close enough there’s something somewhere to be proud of.
Step 2 Analyze What You Learned from Each Accomplishment?
Now that you have identified your three greatest accomplishments,
go back to each one. This time though identify exactly what you
learned or were reminded of by each of them.
Step 3 Identify Your Biggest Disappointments Of 2011?
Practically every company and individual resists analyzing their
mistakes. That’s a shame because this is where the best learning
Step 4 Analyze What You Learned from Each Failure or Disappointment?
No matter how great everything in life is going - we all make
mistakes. The trick here is to really analyze them, what preceded
them, what could you have done differently, and how can you prevent
them in the future.
Step 5 Identify How You Limited Yourself and How Can You Stop It?
Were there certain actions you took or didn’t take that came back
to haunt you?
In order to make sure you don’t limit yourself again - you need to
bring these self-defeating actions to the surface, confront them,
and most important determine what you must do differently to make
sure you don’t make the same mistakes all over again.
Step 6 Pragmatically Review the Information You Have Gathered?
The goal of this exercise is not simply to know yourself and your
business better but to actually use the information to make certain
2012 far surpasses 2011.
What are the big takeaways from answering each question? What do
you know about yourself or your business that you didn’t realize or
weren’t thinking about?
Obviously, having this list isn’t going to do it all, you still
need to take this new knowledge and USE IT!
Fortunately, that’s what the last question is centered around. And
here it is…
Step 7: Use This Information to Astonish Yourself in 2012?
The purpose here is to build in to your schedule, your
interactions, your management style or whatever else you’ve
surfaced in the previous questions and build yourself a new
Ok, now that we’ve uncovered a lot of useful information, the
final step is to incorporate it into a plan for 2012.
If you'll allow me, I'd like to help you make 2012 the best
year of your life by introducing you to a very special program
put together by a very special guy.
The program is called the 100 Day Challenge and it was created
by one of the brightest strategic thinkers on the planet, Gary
Gary is a leading consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Professional
Sports Teams and high-achievers throughout the world.
"The 100 Day Challenge" is a life changing program that will help
you to light the fuse on a performance EXPLOSION and personally
experience successes you only dream about!
If you want to perform better than you have in the past and
to achieve more than you have so far, you have to make sure
that what you do today - this very day - not tomorrow - will
move you closer to those dreams.
So why not mark today as the day you decided you are going to
reach all of your goals and change your life for the better,
and I mean MUCH BETTER?
I wish for you a New Year of abundance, prosperity and ever
increasing opportunity. Your investment in this 100 Day Challenge
will put you in the best position possible for success in 2012.
All the best!