2020: Hindsight or Vision?
Welcome to 2020! What a year, right?
What’s it going to bring you? What will you bring to it?
In December I wrote that with the start of a new decade, we have the opportunity to leave behind the habits, behaviours, thinking patterns, feelings, approaches that no longer serve us. That means we’ve learned something right? Because in order to know these things no longer serve us means we know we need to change something. It requires awareness and hopefully insight.
So what lessons will you use as 2020 hindsight? We can’t change the start of the book but we can change the ending, so what will you do differently with what you now know? Here are mine:
ONE: Always be of service
This is my entire philosophy. I intend it on a daily basis before I even get out of bed. I visualize the day ahead: the people I’ll meet and speak with, the workshops I’ll facilitate, the emails and phone calls I’ll make and the blogs I’ll write. It’s the flavor that permeates all I do. What it looks like may vary but it will be the way I INTEND to show up.
TWO: Build the pipeline
Yes that pipeline but also my capacity. If I’m going to the ocean for water holding only a teaspoon I’m limited, but if I build a pipeline to pump water continuously, well, it’s as limited as the ocean itself. It requires more effort, more work and more time, but it’s worth it. My capacity to grow my business and deliver better, richer value for my clients and their teams is dependant on my internal capacity. It’s an inside job. Body mind and spirit. What is the daily action I can take to improve my capacity? I’m reading some new books, listening to some new podcasts, and attending an advanced program to build my intellectual capacity. I’m changing up my diet and exercise regime to keep myself fit and healthy so I have greater physical reserve. And I’ve added a new element to my daily meditation so my presence to others is more deeply connected.
THREE: Rest so I can give my best
This was the biggest lesson for me in 2019. Yes I’d booked our family US holiday and it was fabulous, but then I’d forgotten to build in additional time to rest and recoup. Big mistake. Holidays already booked and paid for in 2020; scheduled. Early nights. Listening to my body. Activity is not the same as productivity.
And what of 2020 Vision? That is the sharp eyed target based view of the year ahead…What do you want to look back on and see you’ve achieved by the end of 2020?
ONE: 5 clients that are on my wishlist of companies I’d love to work with
I’m on my way….
TWO: Provide alternative ways of accessing sales techniques, thinking and structures to more prospective customers
In development now…landing in July 2020
THREE: Launch a new offer….trial starting after Easter 2020
It’s set to be a brilliant year, and like anything, you can just live the same year again, or you can do it better this year. I’d love to hear your 2020 hindsights and 2020 visions.