It’s Q2 2022…April 1! How fast did that happen? As we enter Q2 let’s take a quick look back at Q1. In talking with some clients, I have heard that it may feel like it’s “too late” to get a started on some projects that “should” be almost done by now.
Well it’s never too late. As Spring begins… now is the time to plant the seeds that will bloom into your reality soon. Plants and projects take the time they take. And for some… rushing does nothing to help.
Here are a few “seeds” you can plant now to see your garden grow soon.
1. Revisit, either by yourself or with your team, your intention and plans for 2022.
2. Assess, how are you and your brand are showing up in the world? Is it congruent with what you set out to be for this year?
3. Explore, look at what’s happening in the realm of your business communications, both internal and external, and make some changes. It’s not too late to change direction.
4. Express Gratitude, before any communication, thank people for what they provide, and then set your agenda for the communication.
5. Learn, Spring is a wonderful time to get some training or coaching for something specific that will take you and your business to the next level.
Spring is definitely here and you have a few months to make sure that what you’re planting now will sustain you and grow into the results you are intending for the rest of the year.
One of the bright spots in the past 15 months, is the re-appreciation and attention to the beauty of Nature. I’m inspired by the businesses that took advantage of the settings where they find themselves. I got to experience “beach yoga” yesterday in Santa Barbara, CA. https://santabarbarabeachyoga.com/.
Although this concept is not new, it is refreshing to look around your community and find something you may not know is available. For the past 10 years, my New Year’s resolution has been to try 1 new workout per month. This was mine this month, and it’s amazing how the sand is challenging, yet supportive during different poses.
Bottom line, when we look outside our routine (even the routines we developed during quarantine) possibilites open up. Have fun stepping outside the norm. Namaste.
There is so much advertising around Valentine’s Day that if one is not careful, we can get caught up in the “comparison” game. Is my relationship “romantic, special, exotic” enough?
One key to avoiding this trap, is to appreciate your unique situation, especially during this unique year. If you are single today, appreciate the freedom you have to make choices that serve you without having to compromise. If you are married or in a committed relationship, appreciate the support, comfort and stability of having that person that is always on your side (if that is not the case, it may be time to renegotiate your partnership… and that’s for another post, but hang in there). And if you are somewhere in between, appreciate the family members, friends and pets both in person and virtually that have brought you joy throughout this past year.
Remember, Valentine’s Day comes but once a year, but the ability to notice the love and support that surrounds your life is there for you each and every day…even if it is hidden behind a mask, it’s still there! With love and appreciation of you….. Carolyn
It’s Thanksgiving Day 2020, as we look back on this year
None of us could anticipate what we’d go through to get here
In January we thought we’d have 2020 perfect vision
Instead we were bombarded with strife and division
If it’s true that hindsight is 2020 clear
Then the lessons we learned will bring us wisdom next year
So as we celebrate today being grateful and “socially distant”
Bring in peace, hope and love to break through any resistance
To accept what is, and work together to make it better
Wear a mask, wash your hands and curl up in your favorite sweater.
– In gratitude and love for you all- Carolyn
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