What are your predictions for 2023?
Do this to sharpen your soothsaying skills...
12 HR AGO
Seize the hidden opportunity that presents itself this weekend, as the sun sets on 2022 and rises on 2023...
In addition to engaging in nostalgic look-backs, well-intentioned resolutions and goal-driven business plans, I would encourage you to use this time to learn something very important about yourself — How good are you at interpreting the world around you? How good are you at predicting the future??
Here’s how to do it…
Open your calendar (Google Calendar, Outlook, etc.) and create an event for December 31, 2023. Give it a title like, “My 2023 Predictions.” Set an alarm to remind yourself of that event for 12/31/23.
In the notes section of that event, record 10–20 things that you believe will happen in 2023. Attach a document if you need more room to type.
For the purposes of this exercise, focus on things (events) that you think will happen rather than things you want to happen. Goal-setting is fine, but that’s a different exercise.
Use the “Pump Primers” below to get the blood flowing in your brain.
You might want to categorize your predictions. For example, make 2–3 predictions for each of the following…
Innovation & Technology
Media (mainstream / social)
Transportation & Mobility
Your predictions can be actual events that you think will occur in 2023 and/or changes or trends that you believe will take place in the new year.
To give this exercise some “teeth,” be sure to include your reasoning or rationale for your predictions. That is, why do you believe these things will happen.
For maximum benefit, record an audio or video of you verbally (visually) articulating your predictions. You don’t have to share this with anyone.
On December 31, 2023, when the reminder pops up, block out some time to review your predictions. Make notes of what you got right and what you got wrong. What assumptions did you make? Which ones were spot on? Which ones were off base?
Repeat the exercise for 2024. Make this an annual event. If you found it helpful, encourage your friends and family to do the same.
17 Travel Trends You'll See in 2023 — Condé Nast
TMT Predictions 2023 — Deloitte
The World Ahead 2023 — The Economist
FT writers’ predictions for the world in 2023 — Financial Times
These Will Be the Biggest Travel Trends of 2023 — Food & Wine
Our predictions for the new year — Fox News
2023 Predictions — Scott Galloway
9 Future of Work Trends For 2023 — Gartner
2023 Outlooks — Goldman Sachs
Travel Predictions 2023 — Hospitality.net
Stock Market Forecast For 2023 Threatens More Challenges, But Stock Pickers Could Shine — Investors Business Daily
Outlook 2023: Why this could be a pivotal year for investors — Merrill Lynch
2023 Global Investment Outlook: A Year for Yield — Morgan Stanley
NAR Forecasts 4.78 Million Existing-Home Sales, Stable Prices in 2023 — National Assocation of Realtors
The Bull-and-Bear Case for 2023 — NY Times
Housing Market Predictions 2023 — Redfin
2023 Market Outlook: Cross Currents — Charles Schwab
36 Bold Predictions for the Next Year in Sports — Sports Illustrated
Emerging Trends in Real Estate® United States and Canada, 2023 — Urban Land Institute
Market Outlook: What Investors Can Expect in 2023 — Wall Street Journal
Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2023 — Wall Street Journal
(*) Links above sorted alphabetically by publisher; curated by ATLsherpa
(*) Videos curated by ATLsherpa; no particular order