As others are working out their resolutions I hope that, for you, this is a time of reflection. Of the changes you've made in the last year and even in the last three months.
Your presence has been a blessing in my life. I believe that my job as your coach is to stand as a witness for the life you say you want to create and then, as you remain willing to show up for your best life, to continually provide you with the tools, the support and yes, the accountability around creating it.
I've seen so many lives change this year: Clients have started new lives completely, relocated, changed jobs, even changed fields of study or employment over the course of the year. They've built businesses. Increased revenue. Found their voice at work and within their family. They've strengthened significant relationships at home and at a work by mastering fears and being willing to go first. They've come face-to-face with issues and fall out of addictions and/or toxic relationships and become willing to take back their lives in very concrete and compassionate ways. They've turned around self-defeating spending habits and begun the work of creating financial stability and prosperity for the long term for themselves and their families.
And it all started with changing one thing, having one mind-shift, one conversation, cutting one habit that no longer served them, stepping out of their comfort zone to create and sustain one habit at a time that they identified would find useful.
One thing changes everything.
The temptation of "New You New Year" is compelling. But before you throw yourself into changing everything. I invite you to instead, reflect on what you have already changed. Acknowledge yourself for that change. Express gratitude to those around you that supported that change.
Think about what you want to take forward into your new year and what you want to leave behind, make a list and then for today, just change one thing, and maintain that change for January. It can be a small thing.
Make one change in your stretch zone that you can do consistently for 30 days. That 1% change in your life, will change your life. Your lifestyle. It changes everything.
A new years goal does not create change or generate results. Only a new action, consistently applied, supports you in creating the life your soul intended.
Instead of putting your energy into chasing result, put your energy into creating the habits, the daily rituals, that change everything.
In this past year alone, our family of six has literally moved to the corners of the country. We are spread out from Florida to Seattle and points in between. The feeling I want to create more of this year, is that of connectedness to those I love, to those I serve, and to those who love the things I love. My one new thing this month is to write at least one new letter or note each day to the people I want to strengthen my connection with.
Today, it feels appropriate that one of those letters, this one, is going out to each of you.
I invite you to think about how you want to feel in 2019. More confident? More joyful? More connected? More peaceful? More empowered? More energized? More self-accepting?
What one action can you take consistently that would go the farthest in enabling you to have more of that feeling in your life on a daily basis?
Drop me a line and let me know.
Make that one change that changes everything.
Fearless Best New Year Regards.
Certified and Experienced Career and Life Coach
Your Coach For the Personal Side of A Professional Life