What are some of the greatest professional wins from this year? How will we carry these wins, forward, into every day and every month of 2019?
End of year always is a time of simultaneous professional reflection as well as forward momentum. Most often, we dwell on the negatives: what went wrong, what we could have done better. To make ourselves feel better, we tell ourselves: look how far we have come from where we started out.
Perhaps it is time for us to get out of our own way? And our self-focused obsession with ourselves.
Some of the greatest professional wins during every year are our people wins. Our people often have a vision of us and for us that we, ourselves, remain unaware of.
These people may not be responsible for compensating us financially. However, they sure are part of the emotional, spiritual and professional support system each one of us has. If we choose to recognize these people.
Our professional support network includes the people in our lives who may not even be business professionals, themselves. Or, they do not quite understand just what it is that we “do” professionally. They just believe in us, because of what we mean to them. And what we, unconsciously, graciously, purposefully do for them.
Because, in turn, we believe in our “people.” Together, we make each other into who we are, for each other and for others.
Who are the people contributing, either center stage or in the wings, to some of our best professional wins? Each day, month, year? What is their vision?
Having these people in our lives is invaluable. They are assets beyond their – and often our – wildest dreams. How do we show them how much they mean to us, simply having them “there” as part of who we are?
Because each and every day, when we go forward into often uncharted professional waters, we carry with us both courage and critical thinking skills. To better serve each other, and our customers.
We, and Who We Are as Professionals of Purpose and Worth, are more than a singular Us. We are greater than the sum of the individual parts who inspire us, teach us, nurture us, encourage us and challenge us.
To take chances and move one millimeter outside of what is professionally comfortable. To create a vision for what is Possible, and needed, Today, Tomorrow and Moving Forward.
Who are “those” people in our lives? How do they continuously allow us to create and recreate ourselves and grow, while serving our customers?
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Joyous, Innovative, Extraordinary and – most of all – Peaceful New Year.
Thank you for being part of “my people.” Much love and light,
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