Congratulations! You've made it through the dumpster fire that was 20161.
Research shows that the "fresh start effect" is real: people are more likely to make changes on the first of the month, their birthday and at the start of the new year2. So why not take some time to use that energy and set yourself up for a happy, productive, and meaningful 2017?
Well, you've come to the right place: at Ship Your Side Project we've put together A simple but powerful reflection exercise called The Annual Review that you can use to take stock of the past year and plan for the new one.
1. " 'Dumpster Fire' Is 2016's Meme of the Year" Mother Jones (2016)
2. "The Fresh Start Effect: Temporal Landmarks Motivate Aspirational Behavior" Management Science (1991)
There are two ways to get The Annual Review. You can download it via Gumroad. You get a nicely formatted 23pg PDF you can print out as well as a 7 min video narrating the entire program.
Or you can complete it online via Typeform and get your responses emailed to yourself on the spot. Either way, it's free.
Why give something like this away for free? Because we believe the world is a better place when everyone is going after the things they really want in life. Don't you?
Launch the Typeform version of The Annual Review
Ship Your Side Project is the online bootcamp that takes you from idea to launch in just six weeks — and created by Jason Shen & Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya.
Since Jan 2016, designers, engineers, and program managers from 5 countries across 2 sessions have been a part of the program. If you want to build an iOS app, start a blog, or make something completely new in 2017, our program gives you to the training, accountability, and community to make it a success.
Our next session begins January 29th, 2017.