This weekend I was reviewing 2021. I looked at the moments and situations where I was challenged to step up.
I can see where I stretched myself - speaking on 12 stages this year, creating coaching events from workshops and masterclasses to new programs for people to experience coaching. In these instances I can see all the growth that happened.
I also see where I allowed myself to stay small and quiet in other areas. I missed opportunities because I let fear take over.
Fear of looking stupid, not saying the "right" thing or being viewed as not "smart" enough. In those circumstances, I didn't share my knowledge and instead let the intimidation of the crowd lead me to staying silent.
As 2022 approaches, I get to decide if I want to continue expanding - even when it feels uncomfortable or stay comfortable and small.
I think you can guess what I've decided...
How about you?
As we approach the end of the year, I'd like to offer you
4 questions to evaluate your year and a chance to decide now how you want to move forward in 2022.
1) Where did you grow in 2021?
2) Where did you miss an opportunity?
3) What do you want to make sure you don't repeat in the new year?
4) What do you want to make sure you experience?
Taking the time to answer these questions will create intentionality around how you want to show up for the new year.
This is the "Inner Work" that sets up a foundation for who you aspire to be, how you want to feel and what you want to experience.
Doing this work ahead of time - you become more proactive to the life you want to create and less reactive to the drama of the day.
Elevate your Inner game to Escalate your Outer game.
Are you ready for coaching? I love this quote by Steve Chandler...
"Once you open yourself up to being coached, you begin to receive the same advantages enjoyed by great actors and athletes everywhere. When you open yourself up to coaching, you don't become weaker----you grow stronger. You become more responsible for changing yourself.
The best coaches show us how to examine ourselves. It takes courage to ask for coaching, but the rewards can be great. The best moments come when your coach helps you do something you have previously been afraid to do."
Master Coach, "The Godfather of Coaching" and Author of 30 books