Resolutions, intentions, setting goals, your “word of the year”... a new calendar year is a potent time for imagining something different.
What change do you want to see in your life in the coming 12 months?
Whether it’s your job, your marriage, or the way you feel when you look in the mirror - you can probably think of something,
Take a moment to think about your biggest focus right now.
Because it’s what you do next that can make or break that intention.
The questions we tend to ask...
Today I want to propose a question you might not have thought of before.
You see many of us ask ourselves these two things when it comes to setting goals:
“What do I want to change?”
Swiftly followed by
“How can I make that change?”
... and the one we don't
At One of many we believe in the power of collaboration over competition. That, quite simply, we are stronger together than we are when we power forward alone.
With that in mind, I invite you to consider this third question when it comes to the change you'd like to see.
“How can I support myself differently in the coming 12 months?”
As a coaching organisation, we spend a lot of time helping women create incredible change.
To become changemakers in their industry, leaders in their communities; leading women of their own lives.
Our model of leadership starts from the premise that most women don’t need to learn more of the “how” when it comes to leading and managing.
What we need is the space and structure to bring to life the changes we intuitively know need to be made.
After all, as a gardener I know that just wanting my tomato plants to bear more fruit isn't enough.
Nor is learning how the plants grow.
I need to actively support them - by nourishing the soil, nurturing the seedlings, and providing the right conditions for their growth.
So, when it comes to your personal goals for the year - perhaps the same is true.
You don’t need me to tell you WHAT to do.
If your goal is to get fit, earn more money, start a charity or have better sex - you’re perfectly capable of finding the resources you need to learn. (If you’re not - ask in the BeOne Global Community. One of the almost 9,000 women there will be able to point you in the right direction!).
But there are lots and LOTS of ways our tools and coaching can support you to put those into practice.
- Make sure you can trust yourself to know what your next step is,
- Help you put boundaries in place so you can conserve your time, energy and attention,
- Give you tools to help recognise your patterns and uncover your unconscious “blind spots”,
- Allow you to safely and effectively understand and express your emotions - instead of squashing them down,
- Teach you to motivate yourself in a sustainable way so you don’t give up, get disheartened, or slide back into old habits…
- Connect you with a community who can support you, inspire you, keep you accountable, and celebrate your achievements!
A different kind of support
Can you see how these ways of supporting your growth could allow you to meet far bigger, bolder goals than if you were to focus only on WHAT you wanted to achieve?
After all - the same distractions, demands and external circumstances will still be there, pulling you away.
But if I can resource women like you to clear the way for your own brilliance?
I'll be one very happy woman.
What are you going to change this year?
Does this make sense to you? How are you setting the stage for you to meet your goals next year?
If you’d like to experience the difference that happens when you change the support you have in place - make sure you get signed up for Activate. It's a 5 day online challenge to help you take control of the new year - designed especially for busy women in these uncertain times. Keep an eye out for the sign-up details in your inbox.
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