With the third storm in a short period and roads closed, we are reminded that winter is meant to be that time when we slow-down, hunker up inside, and collect our thoughts while we are doing the inner-work that will come to fruition in the Spring. For me, this winter has been a period of shifts and changes. I needed to look at what worked, what I had outgrown, what was coming next, and where I could now to have the greatest impact.
Come January or February for some, we do our newest vision board; the hands-on vision of our year is now officially in black & white and color. Once we put it out there, it develops a life of its own. Plus, in seeing it every day (and we should) we are able to keep a focus on where we are going – and with love and compassion – (or as one client says: “I hold her heart and kick her ass”) we see what needs our time and our investment.
What are you bringing into fruition? What part of you did you discover? What have you outgrown? Where can you have the greatest impact going forward? What kind of impact do you want it to be? These are real questions.
I do not believe we are meant to just let things unfold. This journey requires conscious action. Mindfulness calls us to be aware, peacefully, of where we are being called next, of what parts of ourselves it is now time to develop.
I know I need to bring the message of empowerment, authenticity, and leadership to all those who have so much to offer and yet who have been so wounded they get in their own way. These leaders are the ones who will unite us again after this period has passed. Whether working with private clients as a coach or in business as a consultant, my message is the same.
Leadership is service. Relationships, business or personal, need to be based on respect, trust, and a desire for all of us to be honored and cherished.
Being me, I want to serve in that capacity while I bring joy, laughter, and faith to those searching for authentic leadership within themselves and in those around them. It calls me to own my own leadership as well. As you know, when we give, we receive so much more…