So we are well into the month of January - and your intentions for the new year may seem like a distant memory.
Or you may be doing Dry January and feeling GREAT - wondering how long you can go without alcohol in your system.
Or like me, you maybe taking the whole month to reflect on what you want to create for the year, listening and pausing and acting from a place of stillness as opposed to being rushed to have it all figured out.
As I think about the new year and the direction I want to take, I am not only reflecting on moving forward but also looking at how far I have come. This is a practice I coach my clients on regularly; call it reflection, gratitude or something else, it is the ability to celebrate your wins, recognize your strengths and move forward from a place of power.
In 2020, my business is slightly changing it’s focus as I start to incorporate more leadership development work and working directly with companies, offering leadership training, exec coaching and corporate offsites.
Don’t worry, I will still be offering the same personal insights, mindfulness tips and life coaching but I will also be touching on how powerful these tools can be when applied to business.
It’s a funny process to build your vision and I am certainly not immune to the rollercoaster ride that plagues many entrepreneurs. Practically to prepare for this addition, I completed a 9 month training program through SIYLI - the leadership development program that started at Google, and have started reaching out to my network to see who can benefit from these services. Emotionally, the shift was not linear, as it never is. It has been through my own personal work of believing that I could do it that is making this vision come to life.
I had to look inward to ignore the deeply ingrained story I tell myself that I am not enough. I know you can relate.
But the truth is, I AM ENOUGH. I am smart enough, good enough, innovative enough, powerful enough and have a TON to offer.
So as Bill Campbell, dubbed the Trillion Dollar Coach says, “The top priority of any manager is the well-being and success of her people”, I know what he means. Because I am in the people business, whether that is working one on one with person, leading a team or dealing with my own inner critic, and there is always work to be done.
Samara Zelniker is a yogi, wine drinker, pet lover and travel junkie.