2009 in Review (II of II)

2009 in Review
2009 in Review Photo from Koalazymonkey

[Read Time >> 2.5 mins]

The Part I (with the exercise) is here

So this is my 3 Things I’ve Accomplished, Learned, and Will Focus On

3 Things I’ve Accomplished:

1) NahyanInc.com started (June)

  • Lesson: start and then improve it, instead of trying to make it “perfect” because it’s never going to get there

2) Made my 1st videos

  • May not sound major, but it’s quite weird talking into a camera by myself. (Most of the earlier videos are offline now)

3) KnowledgeHive

  • I didn’t “DO” this, but attending KnowledgeHive from AlKauthar Institute was an unforgettable experience and a great learning experience, in and out of class. Looking forward to it in 2009.

3 Things I’ve Learned:

1) BS-ing (not a swear word if it’s an acronym right 😛 ) will only take me so far

  • An excuse may work, but excuses are for losers. Feel that crappy feeling and resolve it. 

2) Get started and then optimize

  • I planned many things to happen…but then wasted time until the opportunity was lost. An opportunity missed feels worse than an opportunity undiscovered.

3) Motivation dwindles

  • Don’t let motivation become your primary fuel, create habits to “automatically” accomplish things and build a habit-based life

3 Things to Focus on in 2010:

1) Value, Value, Value

  • it’s an incredible feeling to know that something I’ve done or contributed is beneficial. This isn’t just a focus for 2010, it’s a life mission.

2) Me = Guinea Pig

  • More time management related experimentation (an example is Hot-Seat Sessions). It’s a shared benefit for you and I from the experiment and it’ll also increase how much I can write/teach.
  • Up to now, writing articles has been inconsistent for me because I slacked in continually practicing time management strategies instead of just learning about them. I choose to only share what I practice/try-to-practice

more experimentation >> more learning >> more growth >> more things share-worthy

3) Videos

  • It is today’s most powerful medium and (can be) highly impactful to learn with and da’wah

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Did you do your 2009 in review?

If not, then do it now before the opportunity is gone. Check Part I

Here are 2 strategies that Belal Khan (Leechon Films) used that you can check out:

  1. Brainstorming with a Mind-Map
  2. Ask other people

Of course, if you’ve got yours done or wanna add something, post below.

I hope you benefit from this, and inshaAllah 2010 holds the best of your successes in dunya and akhira.


3 thoughts on “2009 in Review (II of II)

  1. great accomplishments and observations. thanks for sharing. I will take this with me “Don’t let motivation become your primary fuel, create habits to “automatically” accomplish things and build a habit-based life”

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