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  • Writer's pictureMelanie Reinersman

The End: Year, Career, or Presentation – All Must Face an End

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

At the end of every year, it is natural to look back and review the past events. Why not similarly review one’s career, when a job ends? Or evaluate a presentation after it is over? Anytime self-reflection occurs, the opportunity for growth increases. If you are not already encouraging this with your clients (or at least modeling it for them), the end of 2018 is an appropriate time to start. ~ Melanie Reinersman,

FOCUS ON: Setting Yourself up for Success in 2019

As the year draws to a close, there are specific action items that will aid your path to success in 2019. You could start using a tool to prioritize your time. Or give up on the little stuff and focus on thinking big. December is also a good time to review your business plan. Finally, there are the obvious year-end-reviews, which may include performance reviews or even book reviews. What will you focus on in 2019?

JOB SEARCHING: Keep a Done List

Instead of a To-Do list, keep a Done list. This list of accomplishments can actually be a journal entry, written at the end of the day/week. It increases feelings of accomplishment, reduces of the stress of all that still needs to be done, establishes a routine and more. Using a Done list when job searching just might aid the entire process! Read more.

FOR THE PRACTITIONER: Understand and Expect that Every Job Will End

Whether your client is shell-shocked from a job loss or not, strategic activities while working may make a difference in how future endings feel to the worker. Helping a client record accomplishments and understand the big picture are just two sample activities that may lead to future opportunities. Read more from Career Convergence.

GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE: Putting the End Off a few Years

Men and women retire at different ages. Finding and keeping suitable employment may be most financially advantageous for women. Due to lower lifetime earnings and Social Security benefits, women may need to push the end of their career off a few years in order to avoid poverty. Read more in the New York Times.

TOP TEN: Ways to Nail Your Presentation in the Last Few Seconds

Instead of summarizing key points, you could end your presentation more successfully by employing a sound bite, cartoon, or even an unusual quote. Any ending other than what the audience has come to expect may be the one that makes the best impression. Read more than ten strong ways to end the presentation.


“Every ending is a beginning. We just don’t know it at the time.” - Mitch Albom
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” - C.S. Lewis


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