We are on the eve of a new year, and at this time of year I love to ask my clients “What is your intention for the new year”.
As you think about the new year ahead, what are your goals? Gretchen Rubin, and her sister Elizabeth Craft, challenged listeners of their podcast Happier to create an "18 in 2018 list" last year, and for the coming year "19 for 2019". What are the top 19 goals you want to achieve this upcoming year? Have you written them down? Is it time to grab a new notebook or journal so that it’s all in one place?
As you consider any goals you have set for yourself, what do you notice about them? Is there a theme linking them? One year I had a theme of a WATERFALL. At that stage in my business it was important to trust that the successes I had would continue, as long as I was continuing to invest in action. Spending time worrying that things would only work once was costing me a lot of time and energy. Re-framing this to a waterfall which flows consistently helped me start developing new habits and mindsets around my business, trusting that things would continue to flow.
Another great exercise to undertake at this time is to also set your intention for the year. Perhaps you have a deck of cards or another tool you like to pull from. Last year I combined Rory’s Story Cubes, and two photo decks to crate an initial story line for my year. It was really interesting how it played out!
What’s your theme for the new year?
I am grateful for the support and interest so many of you have had in the Coaching Business Builder Workbook and Planner. It was the momentum I needed to bring forward the PlanDoTrack edition for Remote and Virtual Professionals a few weeks ago on December 14th which is also finding its own audience with Virtual and Remote Professionals.
I look forward to continuing the conversation into 2019!
Author of Coaching Business Builder (2018), Effective Virtual Conversations (2017),
Potentials Realized - Supporting Coaches, Businesses, Leaders and Teams
Is 2019 your year to take it ahead? Join me for one of our two annual groups - The Learning Lab and Design Studio (focusing on program design) or the Coaching Biz Growth Lab (focusing on coaching business development)
Coach Jennifer Britton has worked with entrepreneurs across a variety of sectors since the late 1990s, even before she was in business herself. From supporting micro-entreprise and eco-tourism businesses to working with service based entrepreneurs and coaches, her PRACTICAL and TACTICAL approach to business coaching is ACTION focused, with emphasis on AWARENESS as well. Jenn is the author of the Coaching Business Builder Workbook and planner, and 3 others books related to group and team coaching and virtual conversations. She also hosts the Coaching BIzGrowth Lab, an open-enrollment group coaching program for coaches. Jenn founded her business - Potentials Realized - in April 2004.