It's been a while, huh?
I'm actually a little embarrassed about how long it's been.
Truth is, I haven't quite figured out how to keep all of the plates spinning in this whole running a business venture (Does anyone know the secret?? Can ya help a sister out, please!) and I'm not yet sure exactly how I want to make blogs and newsletters a regular thing for me…I don’t want to do them just because everyone says I should. I want them to be meaningful and in service and support of you.
There's a lot that I've thought about sharing over the year…celebrations, lessons from mistakes I've made, work that I’m doing/not doing, my clients’ breakthroughs, topics that are near and dear to my heart, and the struggle…oh, the struggle is so real!
I will say this… I want to play with this format a little more so that we can stay more connected in 2019. For now, let's get a little closure.
CLOSING OUT THE YEAR…
I just flipped through my calendar to take in all that 2018 held for me. On paper (cuz I’m still old school and use a paper calendar…don’t judge!), this was a good year…I supported several organizations with coaching and professional development, took on some individual clients, spoke at a few conferences, gave a keynote speech to a group of 400 people, facilitated monthly meetings with my intentions group, joined the board of two amazing organizations in Austin (Leadership Austin and Magnolia Montesori for All), went to multiple trainings (I've gotta learn too), and launched a new quarterly offering—Pláticas—so that I can fill my desire to support my community at low/no cost.
I'm grateful for ALL of it!!!
Honestly,…it felt a little hodge-podge-y.
Maybe this is the result of 'flow' being my 2018 word for the year. I flowed with it…the ups and downs (and all arounds), and I learned from the flow. I learned that the waves come and go…I can sit and be present with a wave, feel the wave (gosh, feeling is some of the hardest work that I've done…I'm still learning), and eventually the wave passes and the next one comes. (Waves here are synonymous with all the ups and downs of life…work, relationships, health, money, home environment, etc.) My waves were all over the place! Ultimately, this year’s waves taught me to pay attention to my intuition, to trust myself more, and they reminded me of my innate resilience…for that, I am grateful.
I recognize that a lot has come to me through word of mouth…
"YES! THANK YOU! MORE PLEASE!"
I want to be more intentional in riding the coming waves of 2019 (because the waves will come, they always do).
I want to create sacred time and be more consistent with the things that are important to me (and my business) so that I'm being more proactive and less reactive in the midst of the waves.
I want to look back on 2019 and say that I took good care of myself and I helped more people in more ways than I could have imagined.
This is just the start to my wrap up of the year…there’s more to come and I’d love for you to join me in the journey. If you haven't already, I highly encourage you to create some sacred time to reflect on this past year. If you'd like to do this in a small support group, I’m inviting you to the Third Annual Courageous Intentions workshops. I’ll be offering multiple workshops (both virtual and live in Austin, TX) dedicated to walking you through letting go, sparking your purpose and clarifying intentions, and even a 12-month group accountability program to help keep your fire burning throughout 2019. You can find more details on my Courageous Intentions page.
I'm cleaning house! Updates to the Courageous Feats website are coming soon.
In addition to the Courageous Intentions work, I’m looking to kick off the year with 3 new clients. If you or someone you know might be interested in individual coaching, group workshops, or having a guest speaker, send me a message so we can chat about the possibilities.
Have you read Dr. Brené Brown’s new book, Dare to Lead? I’m stoked to be a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator and can’t wait to get the new Dare to Lead™ workshops on the calendar!! Who wants in? Send me a message if you or your organization is interested in bringing the Dare to Lead research to your organization.
Cheers to a magically connected year ahead!
Lots of love,