What did you tolerate in 2017 that you can do without in 2018? Tolerations are a key concept in the coaching profession. They may not stand out or get your attention readily, but you can be sure they are slowly draining your energy. A toleration may be something as simple as a messy office or something more complex, such as a promotion that never comes.
Start by identifying anything you tolerated in 2017 and make a commitment to eliminate it. Tolerations, once identified, are not difficult to eliminate. Set your intention and enjoy the freedom you gain in 2018 from letting tolerations go!
For more on tolerations, see my blog posts, Manager Tolerations and Ten Manager Tolerations You Can Do Without.
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As you start 2018, how about you let go of old ways, regrets, lessons learned, empty intentions and “on paper only” goals and you wipe the slate clean? This is a new year and, in many ways, is very different than the start of 2017. Wiping the slate clean makes room for fresh thinking, new approaches and determining what is needed right now.
Wiping the slate clean can mean anything you’d like it to. For me, wiping the slate clean involves starting anew and committing to what I want to accomplish and do in 2018. No burdens, just setting my direction, considering realities and moving forward.
Wiping the slate clean is a fresh start and holds the promise of creating a successful and fulfilling year ahead.
First of all, Happy New Year !! May 2018 be all that you dream of and more.
As we enter 2018, are there any doors left to close from 2017? Closing them gives you a fresh start in the new year. Anything that you have left unsaid or undone? Anything to tie up? Anything to leave behind?
Bring the new you into 2018 and you can’t miss! Let those doors close, so that you can open the new doors that await you.
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Some cultures see existence as an endless circle with no beginning or end. As you near the marker of year’s end, you can still be on this circle of existence, passing through another year. There is a clear difference between a circle and a finite line. How would you look differently at this time if you looked at life as a circle?
What will you continue in 2018? What comes with you from 2017? How will 2018 enrich your 2017 experience?
Wishing you fulfillment and joy as you go around the circle one more time!
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An ending is approaching – the end of 2017. What is the state of your work right now? Are you on top of things? Have you met the goals you had for this year? Are you ready to call 2017 a success?
The end of 2017 is non-negotiable. Do what you can to make it a positive ending.
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We are coming towards the end of the year and to the holidays that start to wind things down. It is a good time to think about the year to come. What would you say is “next” for you? Figuring this out helps you focus and set your intent.
Here are a few questions to help you get started:
• How can I grow?
• How has my perspective shifted this year?
• What do I want to leave behind in 2017?
• What am I willing to commit to in 2018?
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The holidays are just around the corner. How can you make them the best you’ve ever had? Here are some things to think about: balance, joy, who lifts you up and who doesn’t, parties, money, work, play, rest, new beginnings, endings and fun.
Setting your intentions for the kind of holidays you want to have is powerful and satisfying!
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2017 is underway, are you? It is always a good idea to assess where you are in relation to where you want to be. Doing so, allows you to plan your moves accordingly.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
• Since the start of the year, have you been fulfilled in your work?
• What types of emotions have dominated your time at work?
• Have you been appreciated and challenged in your work?
• Is there something you want to change regarding your work?
Being proactive and keeping yourself going in a direction of your choosing prevents your being a victim of circumstance. Be an advocate for your best interests and you will get where you want to be.
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The new year has begun. Are you fit for the journey? How will you maintain your stamina in 2017?
Stamina is the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort. A key element of stamina is fitness – physical strength, mental acuity and emotional readiness. Also key is balance. To maintain your stamina, consider what keeps you going. Do you need a lot of sleep? What is the best balance for your life? How much physical exercise do you need? How do you preserve a positive emotional outlook? Do you need variety in your life to keep you challenged?
How will you maintain your stamina in 2017?
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1. Start the year doing something new that is fun and brings you joy.
2. Pare down your goals and resolutions to what is achievable.
3. Commit to balance during the year.
4. Identify 3 things that no longer serve you and let go of them this month.
5. Create a way or place to retreat from the chaos in the world, when you need to.
6. Plan to do something that will amaze others (and yourself!) in 2017.
7. Forgive yourself for anything that went wrong in 2016.
8. Be honest about what is not working in your life right now and try to fix it.
9. Believe in yourself.
10. Acknowledge your accomplishments in 2016.