The first week of January is over...
Doesn't the first week always seem like you're swimming in molasses? Everything is slo-mo and somewhat non-descript. We're all in the same boat. Back to work, back to school, shifting the mental, physical, and emotional cadence of our daily lives with... grace? Grit? Or is it more like a grimace? However you are finding these few weeks of January, make no mistake, it's a great time for a plan.
All of my clients are working on finalizing their core focus for 2017. Whether they want to see more alignment, more improvement, more abundance, or just plain more, they are coming up with the three words they intend to use as a North Star. Far from being hokey, when we can keep our attention on what really matters, we all find a way to stay focused and resolute. One of my clients likes alliteration and used 'nature, nurture, and knowledge' as her theme for 2016 and that laser focus brought her closer to achieving a long held dream!
So, your turn. What'll it be?
Cute story alert: I overheard a 7 year old recently tell his father: "I don't make mistakes, Daddy; I make decisions." Apparently that's a phrase from a cartoon called, 'Uncle Grandpa.' !
Decision time. Don't wing it. Choose. What'll it be?
"When I was selected to do a TEDx talk, I felt pretty confident in my ability to write a concise, funny, detailed and representative presentation on the subjects allotted to me. As a cartoonist, that is basically what I do, only in a different form. The organizers suggested that we use mentor/coaches to help us, if we felt that we needed help. Kelleen was a Facebook fan of my work, and I knew that she was a mentor and coach. I thought, "What do I have to lose? I can always NOT use her advice if I don't find it helpful. It turns out that engaging Kelleen was the best thing I could have done. She helped me whittle down my talk to the essences of the subjects, she listened to my presentation multiple times and had great advice on how to make it better. She offered lots of encouragement, and sat in the audience grinning and laughing along with the rest of the crowd. And perhaps the best thing was that she always came back to the idea that I knew what I was doing; I just needed a little outside perspective to make it the best it could be. I highly recommend her services and I highly recommend her!"
- David Cohen, National cartoonist and musician, Asheville, NC