December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018
My 89 year old Aunty Pat keeps telling me that the older she gets the faster the year goes …and I think I am starting to agree with her. This year seems to have flown by!
It’s that crazy time when we try to finish off all those things we said we would do before the year is over. And we need to fit them in between the Christmas parties and catch up drinks.
For my practice though, it is unusual for clients to undertake training in the weeks leading up to Christmas. So, this is not my crazy time, it’s my lazy time.
This is the time where I reflect on what I have achieved, both in a personal and professional sense. I also take time to identify my priorities for the next year.
I have several things I am most proud of when it comes to my professional achievements for the year. These include the manuscript for my fifth book, the rebranding project we undertook involving a new logo and website, and keeping relatively fit and energised through what has been my busiest year to date.
On a personal level, our family has survived Alex’s successful completion of Year 12. Steve and I also had a fabulous European holiday in July celebrating our friends’ 50th birthdays and our 20-year wedding anniversary.
Prior to our travels overseas, we revised our wills. This came with the realisation that my business would simply stop if I died. This revelation saddened me. I know the impact that my Storytelling workshops have on people and I don’t want that to stop simply because I am no longer around to deliver them. So, in 2019 I will be training up a selected few people around the globe to become accredited to run my Storytelling workshops.
The other thing I am really pumped about is the release of my latest book which will hit stores in May 2019. It’s called Real Communication: How to be you and lead true and I don’t want to preempt anything but I think this is the best book I have ever written.
I am also heading to New York and San Francisco to run Storytelling workshops and my 2-day Thought Leadership Intensive programs in March.
This leads me to perhaps the most exciting thing I am looking forward to in 2019. While in New York I will be seeing Billy Joel live at Madison Square Gardens. The last time I saw Billy Joel live was about 30 years ago when he played in Melbourne. I have every one of his albums and they have been on high rotation since I bought the tickets a few weeks ago. I am loving his music all over again and it would be fair to say the rest of the family are wishing March arrives sooner rather than later.
In between all the ‘crazy’ I encourage you to embrace the ‘lazy’ and reflect on what you have achieved this year and what you are excited about for next year.
Thank you for all your ongoing support. Elise and I wish you a very safe and happy Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2019.