If you’re like “most” people … right around this time (end of January), your good intentions for New Year’s resolutions are probably starting to falter. You felt great the first week or two of the new year -- focused, energized, and excited about what you set out to accomplish. The FUN part is visualizing your goals, but the hard part is in the daily grind it takes to reach them.
I wish you nothing but peace of mind and peace of heart this holiday season. May you be able to find the good in life and pursue your dreams with positivity as opposed to wishing life was different and shrinking through negativity. This is a special time of year and it holds a different meaning for each of us. For some it is the pure joy of seeing the holidays through the eyes of your children, for others it is memories of Christmas past spent with family who may no longer be with us. For many, it is a time of giving to those less fortunate as well as taking great pleasure in watching others faces light up when they open their presents. Regardless, I believe we all share one thing in common ... and that is the feeling of tradition.
If you don’t already know me, one thing you will quickly learn is that I am passionate about sports.
Now--I don’t mean I’m the guy who obsessively manages 5 fantasy teams! Rather, I am a person that loves the game, but also recognizes the immense value and skills that sports add beyond the playing field. And while there is certainly an endless amount of skills and traits acquired while competing, I believe the learning continues long after hanging up the jersey.
Life happens. And some days … a lot of life happens!
I always say that the more prepared you are, the better you will be able to navigate the seas of the unexpected.
Earlier today, I read an email from an old friend who had received some information on my upcoming productivity workshop, where I’ll be teaching on time and attention management. Her request (though a bit sarcastic!) was not any different than what I hear from my coaching clients all the time. Here is what she asked me: