As you know, every
year I pick a theme that I want my life to reflect, both
professionally and personally. This year, my theme is "Embracing
change, while expanding trust and love."
As I look ahead to the New Year, there are many changes that will be
occurring in my life that I know about (not to mention those
surprises that always happen in life). My coaching practice is
growing and evolving, and I want to pay particular attention to how
I can better serve my clients, while encouraging and strengthening
them in their work. I want to understand and embrace the changes
that are taking place in the workplace, both on a macro and
micro-level. I am working on plans to upgrade my website, hire a
virtual assistant, and do more corporate work.
Inherent in embracing change is the notion of risk-taking. One of my
intentions is to risk being myself in all ways and in all places and
with all people. I'm a very accomplished "people pleaser" and
sometimes just being Sharon feels risky and vulnerable. But it is
what I aim to do more and more of this year. I want to trust myself
more, my instincts and my wisdom and my inner voice. This will help
me to be a better coach, as well as give more depth and richness to
my personal relationships. And, I think I'll have a lot more fun.
Change is also looming on the horizon of my personal life. I will be
moving out of my home of 18 years in early summer. My relationship
with my beau is evolving. My younger son will be going away to
college in September (keep your fingers crossed for University of
Texas to accept him!). My older son is looking for a summer job in
another city, and for the first time I won't be able to spend all
summer with him home. I don't view these bittersweet changes as
loss, but rather the natural next steps in my life and my sons'
lives. But they involve trust and risks and lots of love.
I hope that in the coming weeks, you will consider a theme for your
year. I wish you a year filled with inner peace, rich relationships,
and much joy. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life.
Sharon Keys Seal