Actually, I’ve had a couple of good wake up calls.
The first was a realisation that an assumption about my business was incorrect, and I made the assumption because of how I was feeling at the time. Ooops. Anyone else done that? I love challenging (or having challenged) my assumptions – once I’ve become aware of them.
The assumption… “People don’t want to work with me at the start the year. They start a new year with a feeling of optimism and sense of ‘woo hoo! This year is going to be so much better than last year’. What we don’t hear is the inner ‘I really hope so’ and quiet desperation. It wasn’t til I received an email last week saying “I’m starting the year flat and exhausted, and know I need to get focused again – do you have time to coach me?”. That email was a wake up call to me. Of course people could be feeling like that! It’s how I’ve felt every January for I don’t know how long! Until now. Since starting my business, I’ve had all of January off. I was exhausted. I lived so full on during the year that I needed a month of almost solitude to regroup.
In 2012 I was far more balanced and purposeful, so I’ve stepped into this year ready to go. I’d always assumed that because December is the busiest month, when people are committing to change, signing up for coaching so that “next year is more purposeful and successful” when we click over to January there’s that sense of optimism.
Isn’t it funny that we think that others have it sorted? Maybe I thought that the reflecting process I shared in December would do the job, but I know I certainly appreciate connecting with my coach in January after having a couple of weeks away, reflecting and refreshing for the coming year. So if you’re wondering how I can help if you are feeling flat, or uncertain about 2013, read on…
Another wake up call.
The next wake up call came at around the same time… and it’s been coming for a while. It’s the “What do you actually DO Kerrie?” and “If I was to spend money with you, what would I get, besides a book?” The answer to the second question is all summed up with “Clarity and Confidence” – so you can make good things happen in your world. The first question, I answered at 3am a few months ago when I awoke inspired to write the answer, and haven’t shared it widely yet. I hope it helps answer the questions you might have. If you have more specific questions related to you, your team or organisation, Contact me to start a conversation.
So this is what I do (and what I wrote at 3am recently) – I make GOOD things happen.
And in the company we’ve created to give that structure, my purpose is very clear. It’s to cheer you on, empowering you to Create The Life You Want, the life you’re born for, destined for, created for.
Fulfilling your potential doesn’t just happen, you need to create it. Your creative powers exceed your imagination and it takes a purposeful person to unearth your creative genius. You can be that purposeful person. You need to be.
Make the most of your new insights.
You’ve had enough of playing small. You know there is so much more for you to do, to learn, to experience and to give in this life. You might be just scratching the surface right now. I invite you turn the scratch into a deeper groove and consciously, deliberately, carve out the future of your dreams. Boldly, confidently, knowing that the world is waiting for you to get on with it.
How do I do this, making Good Things Happen?
I unpack thinking, generate insights and facilitate transformation.
I ask the questions no-one else will ask you. Questions without agenda – except yours. When you put your agenda on the table, I put mine aside to serve you to do your best thinking, to engage your creativity and problem-solving skills and we create achievable, inspiring action plans together.
I bring my ongoing learning from the field of social neuroscience and leadership coaching to unpack the leaders thinking. This generates insights which we pay attention to, strengthen and take action on. This facilitates transformation.
Clients generally lead an organisation, a department or a team. They are responsible for their own success and the success of others. In making themselves accountable to their coach, they develop self-leadership and improve their leadership of others.
They increase their effectiveness, their personal, relational and financial success. They create new thinking habits that support lasting change.
Contact me if you’re interested in these kind of results! There will always be more questions that come to mind. If you have any, please let me know. Let’s chat :)
I have a mile of testimonials, some on the Authors & Entrepreneurs page. Let me know if you want to speak to any of my clients, I’d be happy to connect you.
Let’s be really purposeful, aware of our thinking and assumptions, and make 2013 our best yet!
Cheering you on,
If you’re going to make an assumption – make sure it’s a good one! I wrote about this in June 2011 – Have you checked your assumptions lately?
by Kerrie Phipps