Category Archives: Life Coaching
I am not a fan of the New Years Resolution. For me it has a negative association with not being serious or realistic. January 1st feels like a resetting and rebirth for many people. It is a chance to wrong your rights from the year before and start anew. Many people set a “resolution” and go hard the first couple of days or first couple of weeks and then go right back to the old behavior.
I’m about looking at the big picture and being honest with yourself. I am about setting some goals for the year.
I dont view the new year as new. I view each Jan 1st as a continuation of my journey. I don’t discount or try to erase what I did or did not do the year before. I look at it and learn from it. I will use parts of it to help me do better in the new year.
I set goals and give myself the whole year to accomplish them. I give myself permission to set my own pacing and if it takes ALL year , that is fine. Also I may not start Jan 2nd, I may start Feb 1st…and that’s okay.
The MAIN goal for me is always to affect change and create habits that will realistically improve my life. AS I say, small steps can lead to large rewards. I want things to STICK! And I give my permission to be human. There is no such thing as perfection!
I believe in all of you!!!
I really believe that language is one of the keys to successfully changing your mindset which ultimately leads to success. A simple change in words can do wonders.
For example, I stopped viewing other Professional Organizers as my competition! I took out the word competition and replaced it with COLLEAGUES! It’s easy to think others as competition when you own your own business and you are trying to make your business work. Plus there is social media telling us so and so is doing sooooo much better than you..You have to tune all of that out! Everybody is different. You are YOU! Not everyone is the right fit for a gig AND there is PLENTY of work to go around. You may offer something someone else doesn’t. Also it gives you a chance to look at yourself honestly. Is someone else working harder than you? Are you not doing enough to put yourself out there? Do they have strategies that you weren’t aware of? Maybe its time to step up.
Also I like other Professional Organizers. Everyone has varying degrees of experience. I learn from my colleagues all the time. There have been gigs that I felt weren’t for me and I passed them along to one of my colleagues. And vice versa has happened.
Look at others areas of your life and see if it is in need of a language change!