2020 is the worst year, says my Google search. For a lot of us, our feelings are too raw to be in a state of acceptance and gratitude, but for those of us who are ready, please read on.
While we’re in this space at the end of the year where we’re celebrating and reflecting on 2020, I have a model for you to capture the gifts of this year. I shared this in more depth in my Facebook live last year, but I feel with the whole situation this year that it’s important to share the highlights with you.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” - Rikki Rogers
GOLD - Reflect on your progress and achievements for 2020. Add the relevant skills and achievements to your CV so you’re up to date. For small businesses, pull your testimonials together.
“We’re here because we believe in making a difference - both for ourselves and for those around us. Because we want our life to have mattered.” - Scott Dinsmore
FRANKINCENSE - Make a list of what brought you joy in 2020. This ties into your values. Living in alignment with your values brings you happiness and peace of mind. Use this list to create a photo yearbook or slideshow to reinforce memories of the good times and give you joy in future.
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey
MYRRH - Appreciate and close out what we’ve been working on in 2020. Archive old tasks and projects and make space for new tasks and projects in 2021. Review tasks and projects in progress and slot them in the calendar for 2021. Leave space for time off and to make space for things that come up.
Going through this process allows us to appreciate ourselves and our contributions. We’re often good at complimenting others but not so good at advocating for ourselves.
Finish the year by remembering our strengths and being kind. We all have a purpose on this earth. Let’s lead with love.