Join us today for an episode about the power of reflection...

Today's episode is focused on the difference between review and reflection...

Today on this episode of the Inspired Stewardship Podcast I’m talking with you about a special topic.  Annual reviews.  I’ll be breaking it up into four parts review, plan, reflect, and revise.  Today we’ll be talking about reflect.

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00:00:00 Thanks for joining me on Episode 506 of the Inspired Stewardship Podcast. I'm wasting Clements, motivational speaker and military Shin Breaker A challenging to invest yourself, Investing mothers develop your influence and impact the world using your time, the talent and your treasures tell you about your calling. Having the ability to recognize your limitations are an illusion and develop Brazilians This king and one way to be inspired to do that is to listen to this. He was biased. You're Jim Scott podcast with my friend Skull made us. But that's what I encourage you to do as you go through your process of gold setting.
00:00:48 Reflect on the emotion. Reflect on why you are doing this. Reflect on the process. It allows you to begin to be in the process while you're taking action. Welcome. And thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship Podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired sturgeon podcast who will learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world today on this episode of the inspired stewardship podcast,
00:01:43 I'm talking with you about a special topic. Annual reviews. I broke it up into four parts Review plan.
00:01:52 Reflect and revise. If you missed the last couple of weeks, go back to the last two weeks on Monday and listen to review and plan today we'll be talking about reflection.
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00:03:15 We've been unpacking this idea of performing a review. I've talked about it several different scales throughout the process.
00:03:24 I've talked about this. It's a frame for an annual review process. But I've also talked about how I use this weekly daily monthly quarterly and then annually and how these interlocked together and really and truly the core of the seems to be this plan and then review how the plan went plan and then review how the plan went.
00:03:47 But one of the things that happens as we do this is we can often turn this process into a very mechanical process where it's really about asking about the outcomes.
00:04:00 It's really about looking and saying, Hey, did I achieve the goal? Yes or no? Did I hit the targets?
00:04:04 Yes or no? Did I make the money? Did I close the sale? Did I whatever it was that your goals were that you laid out in the plan.
00:04:13 But I also want to talk a little bit about the pieces that were gonna add in the next two weeks.
00:04:20 In this 1st 1 is three idea of reflection. Now reflection here needs to be carefully defined. The intent here is toe have in your mind a process that allows you to begin to redesign what you're doing while you're doing it.
00:04:43 This is sort of ah, second level process. This is thinking about how you're thinking this is about stepping outside of yourself while you're doing things and reflecting on the results of the process itself.
00:04:59 Here's a couple of technical definitions that are used for this reflection. Is the retrospective contemplation of practice undertaken in order to uncover the knowledge used impractical situations by analyzing and interpreting the information recalled.
00:05:20 Or it's the process of creating and clarifying the meanings of experiences in terms of self relation to both the self and the world.
00:05:29 The outcome of this process is changed conceptual perspectives. You know, one of the things that I think we have toe recognize is when we're doing goal setting,
00:05:42 there's an emotional component to this reflection is what I use as the part of my process to make sure I'm acknowledging this,
00:05:55 that I'm not just focused on the action, and I'm not just focused on the result. But I'm focused on both together that when I'm in the process,
00:06:06 I'm actively thinking about the process itself and beyond, just thinking about it in a mechanical way. I'm acknowledging the emotion and the feelings that come from the process.
00:06:22 You know, if I fall short on a goal, I need to examine how I felt about that.
00:06:28 I need to examine not just why I fell short, but what was it emotionally? What was it about my mindset?
00:06:35 What was it about my beliefs that kept me from achieving that goal? And what do I need to change?
00:06:43 Not just in what I do, but actually how I think, to achieve the goal the next time there's a reflection process before the action before I begin on the gold.
00:06:59 That is what we've talked about before about active visual ization and where you think about challenges that might come up.
00:07:07 That's a reflection technique, but you can also do it afterwards as well. You reflect before and after.
00:07:17 And you actively think about things like what worked? What didn't work? But beyond that, you also think.
00:07:26 And how did that make me feel in reflecting before you think about why? Why is this goal important for me?
00:07:36 What does it mean for me? What does it mean for my family? What does it mean for my client?
00:07:42 Why am I doing this? What are the the emotional rewards tied through going through the process of achieving this goal,
00:07:52 This skill of being able to reflect if you actively participate in it, you'll begin to be able to kind of almost step outside of yourself while you're doing task so that you can observe yourself doing them and absorb your your emotional state during the process.
00:08:12 What it allows you to do is when you begin to get checked out, you can identify that and you can go back and really tune in again on why is this goal important?
00:08:25 This is also part of the process that allows you to filter opportunities that come along because see if I'm active in this process and able to reflect as I do things than when a new opportunity comes along.
00:08:42 I can run it through the filter very quickly. Does this Amy towards the bigger Why an emotional drive behind the goal,
00:08:51 or is this just a distraction? That's gonna be a shiny object that moves me off track. It allows me toe filter things while I'm doing them,
00:09:05 but it takes practice. You have toe work to reflect. And so, initially, I would actually do this during that review stuff when I would actually ask myself,
00:09:17 How did I feel about the goals that I worked on this week? What were my emotional states throughout the week?
00:09:23 I even jotted notes as I did activities and tagged things like, Am I happy? Am I sad?
00:09:29 I'm frustrated. Am I tired? What's going on in my mental state during the week? I don't have to do it quite as deliberately anymore,
00:09:38 because I've been doing it for a long time. But that's what I encourage you to do as you go through your process of goal setting,
00:09:45 reflect on the emotion, reflect on why you are doing this. Reflect on the process. It allows you to begin to be in the process while you're taking action and enjoy the process,
00:10:00 not just the outcomes. Thanks for listening. Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship Podcast. As a subscriber and listener,
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