Certain times of the year are really valuable for reflection and preparation for the year ahead. Here's the story of the two bricklayers which some of you may have seen before but it's a great one for observing how we see things and our purpose. Have you explored your own purpose? Take time to step away and think on it.
During recent preparation for a webinar about managing careers, I observed frustration from leaders about events, things that they had no control or influence over. This prompted me to reflect on overall serenity, both in the workplace and wider.
Nelson Mandela famously said (though quoting Marianne Williamson), “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?... Your playing small doesn't serve the world."
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Looking back on my coaching with Claire: it gave me the strength to think more radically, the confidence to believe in myself, it helped me find a sense of purpose.