Kickstart Your Practice of Reflection with These Tools

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Developing a practice of reflection is invaluable both professionally and personally. When you step back, sit with your thoughts and evaluate your actions, motives and decisions you grow and learn from your experiences. Here are some tools to inspire, guide and expand your reflective thinking.

INSIGHTS: Reflections from 101 of Yale’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs
When Chris LoPresti graduated from Yale College he had worked on the very early stages of building a business, yet struggled with deciding whether or not to move forward with his idea. LoPresti reached out to Yale alumni who had started their own businesses, with the purpose of figuring out whether or not to continue building his business. The result is INSIGHTS, a collection of lessons learned from 101 extraordinary mentors. From founding successful companies, to starting impactful nonprofits and creating ambitious venture capital firms this diverse group of business leaders reflects on the wisdom learned through their successes and failures.

Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People: Living the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Every Day
Stephen Covey’s best selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, serves as a guide to professional success and personal fulfillment through principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Organized as a 365 day calendar, Covey’s Daily Reflections offers pearls of wisdom taken from the original book. These reflections offer inspiration, insights, and motivational guidance, easy to digest and think about, one day at a time.

Ponderfy is a deck of 52 cards designed as a tool for meaningful and reflective thought. Each card offers a question or reflection prompt to gently challenge your thinking, stimulate ideas, and encourage new perspectives. Ponderfy helps users examine past experiences and actions, broaden their way of thinking, visualise various possibilities for the future, and understand challenges as opportunities. The cards can be used individually or by facilitators, team leaders, coaches, or counselors.

Good Life Project (GLP) – Podcast
Inspirational, insightful, refreshingly candid conversations explore what it means to live a good life. Jonathan fields has spent more than two decades traveling the world, interviewing artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, purpose-driven innovators and people living their everyday lives in a quest to discover how people reach their full potential and lead rich, fulfilling, genuinely satisfying lives. These are deeply reflective, personal exchanges, getting to the heart of what it takes to find meaning and connection.

Reflection is fundamental for growth and learning. As an executive, founder or entrepreneur you may be searching for ways of finding the time for reflection in your life. Reach out to 100Ninjas and one of our Virtual Assistants can help you find the time to begin this important practice!