As the year 2019 is coming to an end. We believe that Self-reflection is vital if you want to live your life by design. Just as you should review each day, week, and month, at the end of each year you should set aside a block of time to review the year and reflect on it. One of the best ways to review your year is by asking yourself questions. Below is our conversation with coach Sivaiah Kota who is an alumnus from IIM, Calcutta and currently working as AGM Distribution & Sales Support & Exports OTC at Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd -

BI: The most important goal that I achieved this year was:
SK: Learned expertise in Export & Import Procedures

BI: My biggest career accomplishment was:
SK: The New Team of Export-OTC was successfully handled and able to deliver the value.

BI: These are the skills I acquired this year:
SK: DGFT/MEIS Schemes/Export Policies / Foreign Trade Policy/Documentary credits.

BI: This year, I learned the following about myself:
SK: Capable of doing anything with ease. Ability to learn new things.

BI: A big mistake that I made this year —and the lesson that I learned as a result—was:
SK: Was doing micro-management and wasting time on small things. Learned delegating team members. As a result, focus more on high-value deliverables. Strategic initiatives.

BI: Here’s something I learned about being a coach:
SK: Coaching is helping members realize and reflect on what they are good at. Enable participants to discover themselves. Em-pathetically listen and understand participants' skill sets.

BI: Do you have any unfinished business hanging over the year?
SK: Yes, Could have given more time for the coaching. This year I will try to give more time.

BI: What is the best-case scenario for next year?
SK: Keep focusing on strategic initiatives. Set goals clearly and review periodically to achieve on time.

BI: What I am most grateful for this year is:
SK: I got a chance to interact with enthusiastic students from Board Infinity.

BI: I adopted this new positive habit:
SK: Emphatic listening and accept people what they are.

BI: I dropped this negative habit:
SK: Not accepting others viewpoint

BI: Here are three words that would sum up this year:
SK: Coaching, Continuous Learning, Strategic