Well. That was quite the year, wasn't it?
How was it for you?
For me, it was a veritable roller-coaster as I moved countries, established my independent coaching practice in earnest, re-established my relationship, supported my man as he completed his thesis (it damn near killed us!); established a network of new friends, and new routines in my adopted city, created a network of like-minded entrepreneurial connections globally, and completed an intense 12-month training program with a lot of lovely travel. All but one of my goals was fulfilled (I DIDN'T read a novel in French - I bought the book; just didn't read it!)
I've seen Facebook posts describing 2016 in the worst terms possible - it was clearly tough for a lot of people and the uncertainty in the world took its toll. I'm not going to lie - it was tough for me, too. By the same token, I now realise that it was possibly my best year ever! The personal growth was enormous - I 'grew up' in how I am in my relationship (- the drama queen has been relieved of her post); I learned to set clear boundaries; I learned how to communicate my needs clearly and calmly. I learned I CAN have love AND money - they are not mutually exclusive. I learned so many new skills - for professional use as well as personal. I'm a better coach than I was a year ago, and I've learned the key secret for successful entrepreneurship.
So use this holiday season to take some time to look back, be grateful and instead of reminding yourself of the negative, dig for the gems.
- So someone close to you died? Dig for how knowing that person touched your life or made you a better person.
- You experienced job loss during the year? What did you learn about your resourcefulness?
- Experienced heartbreak? What did you learn about your self-worth, or your resiliency?
I'd like to thank everyone for your support through the year. I've so enjoyed the feedback and I am happy to know that my thoughts hit home for some of you.
Have an absolutely splendid time during the holidays and enjoy the time with your loved ones.