Hello from Maybe McQueen’s sexy new Sydney HQ! I am finally unpacked and ready to get back on track after a somewhat unexpected and rather gigantic interruption. The enormous upheaval of the move, coupled with the almighty clean out that went with it, has not only forced me, but also inspired me to rethink where I’m at with my business, my life and my plans for the remainder of 2013. And that’s what I’m going to challenge you to think about over the next few weeks.
Let’s assume for a moment that we all began the year with some great New Year’s resolutions, and if not resolutions then some pretty determined intentions to have our work, our job or our career line up with what it is we most want from our lives. It could have been daring yourself to proudly hand in your resignation, starting your own business, taking your well-earned long-service leave or getting bravely back out there and finding a position that’s worthy of all you have to offer.
However with all the best intentions in the world, there are often problems that we run into along the way that stop our resolutions in their tracks, particularly once we start getting further into the year. The ones looming in our day-to-day that seem far more important than following through with our fabulous and potentially life-changing goals.
As a both a life coach and a woman who was dealt a whole set of circumstances that literally turned my world upside down, I am a firm believer in not blowing off the whole thing as too hard, too soon or just not the right time. I find it far more productive and realistic to reassess where we’re at and what we are capable of, and then find a new and improved way to chip away at our original goals and make use of the ‘here and now’ and the many months still left in 2013.
After you’ve watched the video, get back on track with this week’s actions to help you identify where you’re at, where you are not and where you would most like to be. Go for it!
Action 1: Write a quick and honest list of the resolutions, goals or intentions you had for 2013.
Action 2: Rate each resolution from 1-10 to indicate how far along each has progressed since the beginning of the year (10 being achieved or seriously on its way).
Action 3: Draw a mental line in the sand and ask yourself what has gotten in the way of your lower-rated resolution(s).
Action 4: Ask yourself these questions:
- Which resolution on your list is the most important to get back on track with?
- What is preventing you from giving focus to this area?
- What are you willing to do to support yourself to make this happen?
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