As the holidays and the yearend fast approach, it is a great time to reflect and gain clarity about where we have been and where we are going. Throughout the year, it often feels as though we are on a fast-paced treadmill going at an unrelenting pace without enough time to be mindful about our direction. The holiday break is a great time to gain perspective and create a course of action.
In my own reflection and clarity, I thought about what words and behaviors mean the most to me personally, as a business owner, and as a business and personal coach. Here are my four words.
Tenacity – by definition, the determination to continue what you are doing. Life and business throw us highs and lows and sometimes even sucker punch us, but it is the tenacity to keep going that is the key to a good life.
Health – In our sitting down , forward head, high-stress lives, it is harder than ever to take care of ourselves. I know for sure that sound nutrition, strength training, and getting up from our desks are imperative to our success.
Knowledge – In our ever-changing, fast-paced lives, I feel it is crucial to be a forever student. I believe that a commitment to reading and learning is the only way we can keep up, stay up to par, or get ahead.
Relationships – We have become a “screen” culture and for me that is not a people culture. I love my friends and colleagues and have built my personal and business life with loyalty and connection. I care about my clients as I care about my friends.
Those are my four words going into 2018. I will consider them several times throughout the year. I know that I will have a truly successful year if I keep them top of mind.
What are your four words? I would love to hear them.
I wish you the happiest of holidays filled with joy, laughter, and time for reflection,
clarity and recovery!