Most people won’t make the time to pause and reflect on how their year has been, both personally and professionally. 

Here are some simple questions to get you started. I encourage you, and challenge you to make the time to ask yourself these four questions: 

  • What should I do more of? – Look back on the things that you did that you are proud of. The important things that really, truly added value to your life and the lives of those around you. These are the things you want to focus on and do more of next year.
  • What should I do less of? – These are the things that you did that were trivial, like: watching TV – texting – emails – surfing the web – shopping – etc. These are things you probably will not eliminate, but perhaps you will decide to not spend as much time doing them. You will focus more on the meaningful things.
  • What should I start? – What are the things that you have heard about, read about, or learned that you know will add value to your life. Create your plan to make these things happen next year… and make them happen!
  • What should I stop? – This area is critical to your happiness and success. You must reflect on the things that you are doing that add no true value to your life and stop doing them! They are the things that have a negative impact on your health, your happiness, and your success. As a matter of fact stopping these things will benefit you beyond your beliefs.

Remember… Every day is a gift, and the quality of your life is your gi ft to yourself.


  • Barry Gottlieb

    Author - Speaker - Success Mentor - Trusted Advisor

    Barry is sought after by organizations of all sizes to assist them in the following areas: *Leadership - *Strategy - *Execution - *Company Culture - *Time Management - *Emotional Intelligence. As the Founder and President of Coaching the Winner's Edge, Barry has built a successful practice offering counsel and guidance to both private individuals and corporations. In addition, Barry is a successful author and speaker. His books are: "TGIT-Thank God It’s Today". - "Every Day Is A Gift". - "Brilliant on the Basics...a Playbook for Business Leaders". Barry started out his career as an educator... First a school teacher and  Principal; and then as an instructor at Santa Fe Community College, and the University of Florida. During his time at the university, Barry experienced a life altering challenge. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and was given just 3 to 6 months to live. His story of recovery and the paradigm shift that it created in his life was the inspiration for his first book, "TGIT - Thank God It’s Today". Shortly thereafter, Barry decided to make a career and life style change and left teaching to enter the world of business. This he says, “Is where my real education began.” He and his partners built a very successful $75 million international company from the ground up, that they later sold for $55M. Barry shares the the wisdom and insights of building a very successful company... and culture, in his latest book: "Brilliant On the Basics... A Playbook for Business Leaders". Barry's Mission: To inspire and empower others to reach their full potential.