Ask yourself these five questions to gain perspective on the coming year

Taking even a few minutes to review the past year will do a lot to help you be more clear about what's needed for next year.

With the end of 2011 just around the corner, many individuals are saying, Good Riddance! However, some, perhaps many more than you'd think, will look back on this year as one in which things worked out really well. Here are five questions that I ask clients to consider at this time of the year with the goal of helping them to gain perspective as they look forward to the next year. Take a moment to noodle about your own situation by completing these polls:

I hope you are satisfied with how you did in 2011.  But if you're not, then I encourage you to renew your focus and dedicate more time to taking control over it.  Each of us has three key life elements: personal, career and financial. This, more than ever, is the time to make the most out of each one of them.

Here's to your future!


By John McKee

John M. McKee is the founder and CEO of, an international consulting and coaching practice with subscribers in 43 countries. One of the founding senior executives of DIRECTV, his hands-on experience includes leading billion d...