Looking back…all over the place
My theme word for 2013 was: It was actually a phrase – Brave, crazy love and shameless authenticity. I nailed all of it.
This year, I accomplished: quite a bit. I completed my leadership program, I traveled to parts of BC (and new areas of Vancouver), California and Calgary, witnessed two babies arrive (and became a doula), got on the water a respectable amount, ran/walked a half marathon, wrote most of a book (the ending seems to elude me currently..), lost some weight, figured out what my body really likes for me to eat, and I dated some frogs before finding someone who may be My Prince.
I did not accomplish: I didn’t reach all of my income goals for business, despite experiencing growth in revenue of nearly 500%. I also did not win an Oscar, or appear on David Letterman. Can’t win em’ all.
What got in my way was: just time and resources – it’s part of the entrepreneur joy in the first couple of years of business. Next year, Big Life turns 5, so big things are coming. Right?
I am most proud of: joyously saying NO a lot, how my business grew in the past year and how I grew within it. Also how good I really am at all of this.
I worked hardest at: bringing ease and joy into the work
I failed most epically at: not having just wine and cheese for dinner, going to bed at a decent hour, getting out camping
And what I learned from this failure was: I am a much better coach and human when I make time for myself
What I would have done differently this year is: I would have brought some of these current practices in much earlier.
The biggest lesson I learned was: Faith. Surrendering control so that great things can flow in.
My biggest challenge was: staying with stuff that hurts and finding ways to talk about it.
The biggest risk I took was: giving notice on my apartment and making the big decision to move in a couple of weeks to places unknown.
This year I tolerated: a lot of overnight parties with my gremlins. Seriously, open bar with lots of vomiting.
I kicked serious ass at: not taking shit from anyone. I fired clients this year, and started saying NO and every time I did, it felt more and more powerful. I also kicked ass at nailing my niche and working it.
I became a different person this year in these ways: I think I became an authentic force in a hundred different ways.
I learned this year that I am: so soft and also so strong, and I am really good at what I do.
I am uber grateful this year for: the people; my clients, colleagues, family, horses, Baxter, chewy reds at the end of a long day, and getting to end my day with someone I adore.
If I remember one thing from this year, I want it to be: I was given the opportunity to get to know myself in all my flaws and brilliance.
And to come…
My theme word phrase for 2014 is: Easeful Persistence (although I reserve the right to change that)
This year I will commit to doing more of: Playing outside, learning who I am at my best, kicking some ass
I would be most proud of myself if when: I meet all my financial goals, save the way I want to, and gleefully meander through the life I am designing for the year
I will commit to accomplishing: Um, all of the above? And also I want to eat much, much better. As in, eat food. And still wine.
I will STOP doing: not cooking, procrastinating, saying yes when I really don’t want to do something, and over-scheduling myself
I anticipate my biggest challenge to be: not actually having an official home base/redefining what a sanctuary is for me.
I will make it easier on myself by: outsourcing all that I possibly can…2014 is the year I hire other people to do shit and stop feeling guilty about it.
This year I will not tolerate: activity that doesn’t get me where I want to, time-wasting that I have not instigated, long emails
This year I will take the risk of: LEAPING! ALL THE TIME!
This year I will go: further than I ever have before.
I will have: ease, space, time, abundance, freedom, and time outside
I will be: my glorious self
I will have a relationship that is: authentic and hearty and intimate
I will have friendships that are: authentic and fulfilling and also sexy
I will have a body that is: respected and strong and clean
I will have a career that is: enviable
I will hold myself accountable by: continuing to use my coach, and all my coachy buddies (they thrive on that stuff!)
This year, I’ll never, ever: give up
And I’ll always, always: end the day being grateful and kissing Baxi
Questions courtesy of Rebecca at Uncaged Life – go on over and answer them for yo’self and then link me up to see it in the comments.
May 2014 be BIG and ease-filled and yummy….xoxo