Jonas Caruana was the kid who grew up pulling everything apart to understand what it was and how it worked. That thought process – understanding the what, the why, and the how – has fed a lifelong curiosity in innovative products, companies that think different, and human performance.

This has led to many enriching experiences in multiple startups (one, his own) and large corporations, across a variety of roles. It also ignited his passion for vision and goal coaching with individuals and smaller teams in startup to medium sized companies who don’t have it all figured out yet. He connects easily with others because he truly cares about who they are, what they want, and how he can help them get there.

As part of RYU’s Goal Setting series, we asked Jonas what advice he had. “One of the best ways to start,” he told us, “is to do a year review of 2017.”

Here are 10 simple questions (and a bonus one!) posed by Jonas to get you really clear on what you want 2018 to look like. As Jonas said, “Think of this as a gift to yourself. A time to reflect. There are no right or wrong answers. Dive deep into the questions that speak to you and marinate on what shifts could happen for you.”

Looking back at the year…

  1. Where did I thrive?
  2. Where did I struggle?
  3. Who was important in my life and why?
  4. What lesson am I grateful to have learned?
  5. Where and how was I courageous?
  6. What brought me joy?
  7. How did I treat my body, heart, spirit, and mind?
  8. How did I show up for the people I care about?
  9. What situations triggered fear or discomfort? Did I move through them? If so, how? If not, why not?
  10. Which rituals and habits served me well and which ones didn’t?
  11. Bonus: What moments stand out the most for me from the year?

About Jonas Caruana
Jonas is an entrepreneurial leader, athlete and consultant at jonosapien, inc.
who grew up in a tiny town in rural Australia. Since then he’s lived, studied and worked in Paris, Budapest, San Francisco, London, Costa Rica, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. His personal credo is “Always run for the bus”. Take him to coffee and he’ll tell you the story!