2014 has been a journey of ups and downs. We love the ups, and they’re what we celebrate, but what if you don’t finish the year as well as you wanted to and your heart is not in the party? I have a process that helps me celebrate authentically, and I hope that my sharing here helps you. My year wasn’t nearly as glamorous as I’d imagined it would be but I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve completed 10 years in business as a Personal and Leadership Coach, laying a solid foundation for the next 10 years – spreading a message of connection, hope and encouragement with leaders and entrepreneurs.
My major goals this year were along these lines –
Complete the book – a beautiful book that people will love to read (by 30 June)
Get well – regain my energy and bounce.
Share the message of Connection in DO Talk To Strangers
My ongoing theme is Live Purposefully and my key word (and activity) for 2014 was INVEST.
The interruptions to those plans were many, varied and quite discouraging. But all the setbacks showed me how important this message is, and helped me clear every distraction to use what energy I had to focus on what mattered most. Family, health and getting the message out.
1. I have completed the book – and it’s so much better than it would have been if I’d finished by June. The delays actually delivered some amazing outcomes, serendipitous moments and conversations that added value to the book, and more time to improve upon what I’d already accomplished. Learning – delays can bring many blessings. Look past the frustration and see what else is possible… and ASK FOR HELP
2. I’ve learned so much about my health this year – and the impact a parasite from overseas can have. I’ve learned to get help sooner and get the right help. (I struggled with illness and chronic fatigue from January to October.) ASK FOR HELP – keep asking til you get it. I’m now feeling better than I have all year!
3. With every audience I shared the message with, the feedback was amazing. I realised more fully the impact of sharing authentically and knew that I was totally in the right place at the right time – with a message that matters. Because people matter. Click here for an example.
I remember a client a few years ago disappointed that she hadn’t hit her financial goal. When we reviewed her progress, she realised that while she was a little short on her audacious goal – she was celebrating her most prosperous month, and year – EVER. And I’ve had similar conversations with many clients, as my coaches have with me. How easily we can be hard on ourselves!
Learning – review not only what hasn’t worked, but what has. You’ve most likely achieved more than you give yourself credit for.
And as always, look for the learning – what stands out as themes? What worked well that you can develop further? What didn’t work, and how could you do it (or something else) differently?
My key learning this year was INVEST in getting the RIGHT HELP. Work with people who are operating in their strengths. Focus on what I’m good at and delegate/outsource as much as possible of what drains my energy – to people who love doing those things.
How will you reflect on your 2014? Will you be kind to yourself in your review? Cheer yourself on. Send me a quick message with “clarity checklist” in the subject line for a free tool to support your process.
An Invitation for the serious action-takers – if you’d like a couple of conversations to transform your thinking and create new habits, let me know. OR a Confidence/Clarity Retreat at a location within a few hours from your home – apply now to book time with me between now and 17 January (or early Feb) to kick start your amazing 2015. Just send me a short message with a few key words that describe your ideal outcomes :)
I trust that you’ll have a restful break, if not now, soon, and much to celebrate and acknowledge as you complete on 2014 and step into 2015. It’s going to be our best one so far! Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Significant New Year :)
Cheering you on, Kerrie
PS. I’d love to support you to find the clarity and confidence you need to make 2015 your personal and professional BEST YET :)
Start with these questions, a quiet place, phone off, pen in hand :)
Ask yourself questions like:
What were the biggest challenges I faced this year?
How did I grow from these experiences?
What have I, or could I, learn about myself?
What were my biggest wins this year?
How did I grow from these wins?
What can I learn from these?
And these are a great start – you might revisit your Q’s & A’s over the next few days – and I’ll share more very soon!