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YearCompass는 사람들의 삶에 대한 인식을 높이기 위해 작년을 정리하고 다음 해를 계획하는 글로벌 운동입니다. 새해 결심은 작심삼일이 되기 쉽기 때문에 당신의 해를 계획하는 것이 중요합니다. 이 운동의 주요 도구는 여러 언어로 제공되는 YearCompass 다이어리를 무료로 다운로드 할 수있는 것입니다.

스토리

친구들과 함께 멋진 새해를 맞이하기 위해 자기 반성에 도움이되는 몇 가지 질문을 담은 소책자를 만들었으며 2013 년에는 바이럴성으로 세계로 퍼져나갔습니다. 그 후 25 개국에서 100 명이 넘는 자원 봉사자가 참여한 국제 운동이되었습니다. 오늘 YearCompass 소책자는 22 개 언어로 제공됩니다. YearCompass 웹 사이트에서 자체 제작 버전을 무료로 다운로드 할 수 있으며 작년 한해 350,000 건이 다운로드 되었습니다.

Press release

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새해 나침판의 사실

조직

  • 비영리 단체
  • 21나라의 100명의 봉사자들이 있습니다.
  • 부다페스트 (헝가리)
  • started in 2012 as a project incubated in Invisible University

새해 계획 소책자

  • 작년 350,000의 다운로드
  • 19가지 언어가 가능합니다.
  • 무료로 다운로드가 가능합니다.
  • 20페이지의 질문과 답변이 있습니다.

코어 팀

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영어

Audio interview segments

Kossuth Rádió - Interview about the YearCompass movement [Hungarian]

Bukarest Rádió - Interview with Békéssy László / YearCompass [Hungarian]

Érd.FM - Interview with P. Tóth András / YearCompass. [Hungarian]

비디오

YearCompass users talk about their experience [Hungarian with English subtitles]

Non-profit and volunteer involvement

YearCompass is a non-profit organisation that relies on volunteering resources, the backbone of which are the volunteers of Invisible University (a Hungarian non-profit organisation that promotes self development for higher education).

Besides them the international volunteer community is growing steadily making YearCompass able to reach more and more countries and people every year.

인터뷰 자료

What's YearCompass in one sentence?

YearCompass is a free to download booklet that helps you go over your previous year and plan the next one.

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When you live your life, the Average Wednesdays can hide the bigger picture. Most of us live our days as a routine and rarely take a moment to look at it in its completeness. This is where YearCompass can help. The booklet can guide you to think about your year, discover your happiest moments and biggest lessons. It zooms out of the Average Wednesday so that you can see your whole story – and base your decisions on that.

Most of us dream but only a few of us plan. At least effectively. The second part of the YearCompass booklet is all about planning. Helping you turn your dreams into goals and setting you on a course to achieve them. The New Year's resolution does not work. Planning your year does. :)

Why do you do this?

We believe in self-awareness. Self-recognition is one of the key things to become a better human – and we need a lot of awesome humans on this planet. The path is not easy and we enjoy helping anyone who needs help, this is why we created the booklet and the YearCompass movement.

How did you happen upon this idea?

It was 2012 and we wanted to have a worthwhile New Year's Eve with our friends, so we've put together a few questions that would help us focus. The event was an absolute success, our idea resonated really well with others. We thought that this could be something useful and decided to make a booklet. Next year we made it public on the internet. We thought maybe we would have a couple hundred downloads and make a few people happy. Next thing we know – it went viral.

Do you see results from your efforts?

We have a steadily growing community, the downloads grew 13-fold since 2013. We get letters from all over the world from all kinds of people, telling us that the booklet helped them get a clearer picture of their lives or achieve some long-awaited goal. There are some truly amazing stories among them.

We have four favorite stories among the hundreds that we've received from our community. The first is from a school in the United Kingdom where every student gets a YearCompass booklet and they fill them out together as a school-wide exercise. We didn't even know that they existed until one of the teachers sent us an email asking us how could they donate funds to us. It's just nuts to think that there is a whole school full of children using the YearCompass as an assignment. It's absolutely awesome.

The second is from the Women's Club of Ulanbator. Two years ago we've found out by accident that there is a women's club in Asia where the members learn English together. They use the English version of our booklet as a fun exercise. They posted a picture of the first event – we still have it, it's one of our best reminders why we do this whole thing.

The third story is from a random stranger on Reddit, who – with his own words – " [...] completed this workbook every December for the past three years. In that time, I've completed a marathon, traveled to several new countries, applied for and received grant money, scored my dream job, and more. Take time to reflect on this year and plan for the next one."

The last and most intense story is from John, who is a substance abuse counselor in the U.S. He is using the booklet in group therapy sessions with recovering addicts. He has found that it helps the clients reframe their lives and set goals that can lead them to sobriety. I remember when we first read his letter – it was a truly uplifting experience.

What are your goals for the future?

We would really like this to be a global community. A network of people who help each other on the journey of being better, kinder and more self-aware. The closing of your previous year and the planning of the next one is a relatively short business – you do this around the holidays then you return to the Average Wednesdays. We would like to build a community that is long-term, that can support you through the whole year. A bunch of folks who can tap you on the shoulder when you fall off your path.

We want to publish this booklet every year and reach most everyone in the world. So you know, world domination – just the usual. :)

Do you want to monetize this?

This is not a business for us. We don't want to make the core experience into a product, that would defeat the purpose of the whole endeavor. We want the YearCompass movement to spread rapidly, to reach a massive audience, making them more self-aware, so in turn they could make a world a better place to live on.

Although the booklet is free to download we definitely need some kind of funding to keep running the servers, pay our staff, etc. Currently, we are testing a more Elegant Edition of the booklet that you can give as a gift on Christmas or buy it for yourself. Compared to the self-printed pdf version this is a fancier product with a few surprises. But the questions are the same as in the core booklet that you can download for free. And this will remain the same in the future – you will always be able to download the core booklet for free.

Quotable quotes

When a new year approaches we cannot help but evaluate. Maybe we only notice how quickly the time passed, how many opportunities were missed (again), how many goals were accomplished (at last), and how many things happened that we wouldn't even have dreamed of. Looking back on your year is a ritual that helps you fulfill this need for evaluation. From time to time, stopping for a moment, taking a step back and looking at where we are headed helps. Slowing down, meeting and spending time with ourselves is not something that can be done in a rush. Mood, determination, curiosity are all needed for looking back on your year.

Every year we find time for this booklet with my wife. We prepare for this in advance, it became quite a ritual. The most interesting thing is comparing the plans from last year with all the things that happened since. This helps align our values and desires with our lives. Oftentimes even thinking through and writing down things make them happen. My hope is that looking back and planning years will yield happiness, experience and support for many of us in the years to come.

Zoltán Cserháti MD., National Institute for Health Development in Hungary

Often we feel that we are not the ones in charge of our own destiny and judge our lives rather biased. The YearCompass booklet helps noticing the different shades without crafting a false image. It leads you to find the things to be proud of (there are always things) and the things without you would be better off next year. All this brings more self-awareness. Reading the last page will definitely make you feel more competent and efficient. This is more than a booklet. It is a symbol for a movement, values, improves self-awareness and psychological literacy.

Réka Vidomusz - psychologist

Everyone knows that closure is essential for moving on. Without closure you herd all the events of the past and all the related emotions.

Planning your next year is useful in helping you thinking about the Big Questions in advance that need a lot of resources to be thought about. Setting the goals for next year, knowing beforehand what is there to be done in each area lowers the energy needed at everyday level. Reflecting on this as the year goes by the "only" thing left is doing.

The obvious problem with the Big Questions of life is that they are not easy to answer. "What will happen with me in 5 years?" is a question that is nearly impossible to answer. Breaking it down to smaller parts helps in finding answers. Filling out YearCompass will help you start doing things instead of postponing them forever.

Júlia Gégöl - psychologist

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Branding resources

The YearCompass assets repository contains:

Spelling

The brand name is spelt as follows: YearCompass (capital Y and C, one word).

Social media channels

Ádám Freisinger
press@yearcompass.com
http://yearcompass.com

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