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Amara Graham
Amara Graham

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How are you preparing for the new year?

Here is a somewhat sanitized version of what I shared with my team:

  • Unsubscribe from noisy GitHub repos or ones you aren't interested in anymore.
  • Create a 2023 brag sheet!
  • Leave Slack channels that are abandoned or not useful.
  • Sort email and schedule new meetings.

If you are like, but Amara... I only have the brain cycles for 1 thing, commit to making (and maintaining!) a brag sheet.

Mine includes quotes, links, screenshots, and short descriptions of things I do throughout the year. This is a great resource for performance reviews!

Maybe you are a manager like me, so I also include sections to brag on my reports, peers, and even my managers. It never hurts to give someone else some kudos or notice their brag-worthy work.

How are you finishing out the year? Or will you do some of this new year prep in the first week of 2023?

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leob • Edited

TBH I'm not doing anything, for me the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 is a completely arbitrary and essentially meaningless "moment" ... but yeah, could be food for thought, depending on how you look at it.

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Kurtiss Frost

Nothing too exciting. I have a few goals in mind but, nothing too serious

  • find an open source project that I can contribute too.
  • Work on my workflow and organization in my projects
  • learn JavaScript
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Amara Graham

These are fantastic! Don’t forget, docs contributions make great PRs!

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Gabor Szabo

I mostly see failed new years resolutions around me, so I prefer not to wait for the new year to make changes or start something new.
Instead of waiting for January 1st I started a new project a few days ago. That way I hope that by the first week of January I will already be able to blog about it.

If anything I prefer a monthly, or even weekly resolution of commitments.

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Davide de Paolis

hopefully by taking (and passing πŸ˜…) the AWS solutions architect associate exam in the first quarter.

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Amara Graham

Positive growth mindset! You got this! πŸ’ͺ

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Abdur Rehman Khalid

Nothing special, just I will be trying to get proper amount of sleep.

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Amara Graham

Sleep is so important! I made a commitment to myself about 10 years ago to prioritize sleep and I have no regrets.

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Abdur Rehman Khalid

I have felt soo good after reading this and also being getting married and getting this advice is very soothing as well.

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John Peters

2023 = Azure AI certification.

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Sojin Samuel

I'm trying to stay up-to-date on industry trends and developments so that I can be more informed about what's happening in the field.

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Mia Moore

Thank you for the reminder to make use of my brag sheet! (I don't remember the last time I updated it, haha πŸ˜…)

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Ny Andry

Get a job. :)

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