That artificial line in the business calendar that is Christmas is in sight.  Many business owners and leaders have not only survived, but thrived in the face of the many challenges that 2022 has presented.  As we approach the end of the year, it is important to take time out to reflect and plan. Here are our reflections on some of the key events of 2022 and some lessons and questions related to each:

In January 2022, world No. 1 tennis champion Novak Djokovic deported from Australia following a high-profile legal case regarding his COVID-19 vaccination status, preventing his participation in the 2022 Australian Open.

In February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a decree declaring the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk independent from Ukraine, and begins a full-scale invasion of Ukraine despite international condemnation and sanctions.

In May 2022, the Australian Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese, wins the Australian federal election and forms a majority government for the first time since 2007.

In July 2022, the first operational image from the James Webb Space Telescope, is revealed to the public. Webb will study every phase in the history of our universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the big bang, to the formation of solar systems (including ours).

In September 2022, Liz Truss is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In October 2022, Liz Truss resigned from her post after just 44 days in office, making her the shortest-serving leader in UK history.

In November 2022, the world population reached 8 billion.  Australia’s unemployment rate remains at 3.5% – its lowest since 1974.

Personal Reflections

We suggest that you take the Xmas break to reflect and plan also. To help, we have included a link below to access some more of IP – this time a Personal Development Roadmap. This exercise will help you with your reflections to start fresh in 2023 and set yourself up for continued success.

Personal Performance Road Map 2022



As James Clear famously said, “You will never find time for anything.  If you want time, you must make it.”  Use the Xmas break to think and plan, and you will reap the rewards in the new year.

We wish you all the best for a safe and healthy Xmas break.
The Checkside Team