Outside, the ground is covered again in fresh snow – a smooth, white layer still waiting for its first boot print. That’s how I like to think of each New Year. It’s a stretch of untold possibilities, clear of past mistakes, and ready for our next endeavors.
Set new goals for 2014.
When you reflect back on this past year, what accomplishments are you most proud of? Can you think of areas you’d like to improve? Consider making a “vision board,” or a visual collage of interests and opportunities you’d like to pursue in 2014. Post it where you’ll see it as a daily reminder of your goals and the direction you want your life to take.
Invigorate your career.
Of all the books I assign my students to read, How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People racks up the most praise. Good leaders possess both a vision and the right mix of interpersonal skills. Consider it for your holiday wish list!
Ask for help.
As a training and education consultant, I work closely with employers to help them fulfill their objectives-from promoting productivity to effecting organizational change. Sometimes our consultations lead to a webinar or small-group discussion; other times, case studies or a task force. Do you have a work dilemma you need help solving?
Challenge yourself to grow.
When we commit to learning something new, whether it’s a song on the piano, a new software application or a brand-new job, we commit to being uncomfortable. Learning is growth-growth is change-and change can make us feel uneasy. But the satisfaction of conquering each new challenge makes it well worthwhile.
Make it happen!
What obstacles stand between you and your goals? A certified coach can show you how to sidestep them and get to where you want to go. If you find your aspirations often put on hold by all your obligations (or for other reasons), call me. Let’s talk.
Wishing you and your family a joyous and a rewarding New Year!
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