It’s been awhile since I have written a blog. I have heaps of reasons I could come up with but the truth is I just didn’t make the time to do it. But here I am again. Hello!
How was your year?
I have spent the past two week asking all of my private clients that exact question. I even had the pleasure of meeting one of them in person at local coffee shop where we could look back at 2018 and move into 2019 without any regret. We do this by only discussing three questions. These questions are so powerful and yet so simple that of course, I wanted to share them with you.
Question #1: What were my WINS?
Did our business grow? Did you finish a big project you set out to do in January? Did you end a toxic relationship? Did you fall in love? Did you go on an adventure? Did you make time for you? Did you kick some butt in the world? Did you make a difference? Now is the time to pause and celebrate all the good that happened.
Question #2: What were my LEARNS?
One of my favourite authors Brene Brown says “the magic is in the messy”. So what was messy for you this year? Do not make an exhaustive list of all your screw ups. Instead go straight to the punchline and highlight all the things you learned in all the messes. About boundaries. About expectations. About goals you didn’t commit to. About targets you missed. About what really matters to you.
And then when you have all the wins and all the wisdom from this year fresh in your mind, cast your vision for 2019 with this:
Question #3: What will be my WORD for next year?
This is my favourite exercise. I believe that claiming a word for your year inspires manifestation of said word. It helps you create alignment with your goals, plans, yes’s, no’s and pretty much everything you do. Other than that, it has no use whatsoever. ;-)
If you are still reading, then I just want to say I wish you a wonderful close to your year filled with people and conversations that matter.
In the spirit of the Von Trapp’s, “So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu!”