We’re midway through January. What a relief. All of those resolution peddlers have quieted down. None of us need any more noise in our airwaves, especially now.
In Decmeber, we talked about acknowledging what is. When we take ourselves out of autopilot mode and look around, we can more clearly see what’s working, and what’s not.
So now what?
Now we look at what we don’t just show up, we show up how we want to show up.
For example, if we want to show up with energy for an 8 am meeting, we can’t binge-watch Cobra Kai until 3 am (well, maybe 20 years ago that might’ve worked). If we want to focus on a project, we have to carve out the time to actually do the work.
Once you’re clear on the outcome you want, consider who you want to be while you’re making it happen. That will point you to the qualities and resources required to support you on the journey to what you want.
Over the winter break I spent some time with one of my favorite creative teams: The Beatles. I am one of those people that loved Get Back so much, I never wanted it to end. I could’ve started watching the documentary again as soon as it was over, (saving that for a rainy day).
Here are just a few nuggets I gleaned from Paul, George, Ringo, and John (and of course, Billy, Yoko, Linda…) about how to make something (anything):
You don’t need to know where you’re going
Have a deadline
Don’t take yourself too seriously
Expect random magic
Don’t do it alone
Ignore the police; just keep playing
The above guidelines have requirements if they’re going to work:
You don’t need to know where you’re going → TRUST
Have a deadline → CALENDAR
Don’t take yourself too seriously → SENSE OF HUMOR
Expect random magic → TIME & FLEXIBILITY
Don’t do it alone → COLLABORATORS
- Ignore the police; just keep playing → CAJONES/HUEVOS/CHUTZPAH
3 Questions to Kickstart Your 2022:
- When you look at what you want to occur in your 2022, what guidelines will support you?
- Where will waking up and paying attention serve your goals?
- What internal (ex: trust, self-compassion, drive, knowledge) and external (ex: money, time, people, stuff) resources will you need?
With some energy and attention, you’re already on your way to creating the environment and structures to support you throughout the year!
To learn more about how Emotional Intelligence coaching and trainings could benefit you and your organization, click here.