Good Morning my friends. And happy, happy new year. I’m glad for the reset that a new calendar gives us. I’ve been thinking long and hard about how I wanted to share with you this morning. Even overthinking it a bit.
New Year’s resolutions are all the rage. I didn’t even ponder that for one minute. I learned a few years ago that for me, I was setting those resolutions to overcompensate for ways in which I was disappointed the year before.
I want to start this year leading my coaching practice strong and this podcast, and I realized that it required truly just one thing.
Intentionally thinking in ways that create positive emotion.
AND before you think this isn’t for you,touchy feely and all. I want to let in on something. This type A, live all in my head, avoid emotions at all costs girl……your fellow type A achiever and business builder. I am almost learning this the hard way.
Oh I’m really good at self coaching myself out of bad emotion. And that can be really helpful.
But realizing and leaning into the fact that I can think about myself and my business and my future in all of the best ways possible.That I can stop looking for evidence of what is wrong with me (quite the theme in my thought life). And so can you.
We have been taught that pushing ourselves works. Not really, it just creates a lot of resistance.
If you bought into the culture of straight A’s and perfectionism and all things high achieving, those mindsets leave you wanting because they put us in a space where your mind is always looking for the small gap of where you DIDN’T hit our target and not the amazing things you did accomplish.
So, as you roll into the new year, I have a few questions for you:
What are you insanely proud of from 2020?
What can you think and believe on purpose about 2021, to create another year you’re insanely proud of?
Any thoughts that create positive emotion, create great action. It’s even a bit of a mind hop over the negative thoughts in our mind.
When I started my journey as a coach, I did a lot of mining out of negative thought. And this practice is very useful when our go to or default thoughts create disappointment, discouragement, fear etc. But a huge lightbulb went on for me when I realized I could think any thought I wanted to that serves me around my business and my life.
And you can too!. And it will serve your well being in ways that you never thought possible.
I’m not saying we don’t do the work of understanding thoughts that create unwanted emotions and results. This is really powerful and great work. I spend a lot of time in self coaching and guiding my clients in this way. Spending time loosening thought/action patterns that aren’t serving them. I’ve spent a good deal of time in self coaching here, it has cleared many important mental obstacles.
However, when we fully understand that we can start believing thoughts about ourselves that fire us up, even without evidence, it is a powerful shift.
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What are you insanely proud of from 2020? Where were you resilient? Where did you keep going when you wanted to stop? What did you create? What did you accomplish in your business and in your life?
Now, based on that, what do you want to believe about 2021? What ways can you be thinking on purpose that fires you up for 2021?
I spend a good deal of time helping my clients to powerfully have their own back, THIS IS HOW.
Don ‘t just ask this question today. I challenge you to do this as you review your weeks of work this year.
Why? Remember this, every thought we actively believe creates emotion. AND when those emotions are positive, grounding, encouraging and even emboldening …..they create inspired action. We have GREAT conversations with teammates and potential clients. We’re incredibly insightful and helpful with our current clients. IT IS EVERYTHING
What are you insanely proud of this week?
You’ve heard how powerful a gratitude practice is. This is key for anyone who is a business builder. It is rewiring your brain in a very powerful way. It’s expansive, it’s encouraging, it will make you unstoppable. It will be THE way you can have your own back this year.
That’s why I always close, remember, You’re doing a really good job!!! Don’t forget it.