If you did not get the opportunity at the end of the year to sit down and think about what you accomplished in 2011, now is your opportunity.


Use the first few weeks of January to put together your Victory Journal for 2011. These victories or successes can be good food for thought as you think about updating your resume. It is also a great way to overcome low self-confidence and self-esteem.


What do you put in a Victory Journal? Here are a few ideas:


  • Any thing you did well in 2011. It could be something you think you did well, or something someone else appreciated (your boss, for example) and sent you a note about.

  • Any time you have done something for the first time…you took a risk.

  • Any time you stepped out of your comfort zone and tried something new.


You don’t have to limit your Victory Journal to work. You could add in your family, sports, hobbies, health etc. The important thing is to list out your successes and review them from time to time. They are a great reminder of what you are capable of!