Be Bold and Begin!
Dec 30, 2019
At this time of year, I am full of hope.
While I normally live in an almost perpetual state of excitement about the road ahead, when we come upon a transition like a new year, it heightens my natural tendency to want to “seize the day!”
I tend to get up each day and want to be part of something new and better. This is one of the primary reasons that I love my work... Because day in and day out, I get to help people create the relationships and workplaces that they WANT, rather than just settling for what they HAVE.
Think about your relationships at work…
- Is your workplace that is fulfilling and creative? Or is it tainted with struggle, frustration and challenge?
- Do you feel that your relationships at work - with your boss, co-workers, and direct reports - are affirming and connected? Or strained?
- Are you giving all you've got with joy? Or are you showing up at less than your full-potential because you feel under-appreciated or because your talents are under-utilized?
Difficult communication patterns emerge, because on some level we lose touch with our sense of personal power. When faced with on-going struggle, we lose energy and start to defend and blame rather than connect and collaborate.
But the good news is that it’s a new year, and a great time for a fresh start.
- You CAN have the relationships and the workplace that you want!
- You CAN feel joyful each and every day- even at work!
- You CAN put your full talents to work in service of something amazing!
- You CAN have your voice heard and be a part of the solution!
- If you are less than joyful about your year ahead (at work or in any relationship), write down what you do NOT want in the new year.
- Then write down all the things you DO want. (Start here if the year ahead already looks amazing!) Go for it!
- Write down the kinds of relationships you want, the kinds of interactions that you want, and the kinds of feelings you want to experience on a regular basis, and the kind of results you want in your life.
- Now, reverse engineer.
- What will it take for you to have those things?
- Who will YOU have to BE for all of that good stuff to come true?
Use your reflection from the questions above as a road map to success! Together, we can improve workplaces around the world!
Be bold, and begin it!