Like many of us at this time of the year, I’ve spent some time recently reflecting on the past, gathering lessons from my various experiences, and considering what the future might hold. Actually, to be more specific, I’m currently at Day 38 in what I describe as a ’40 Days and 40 Nights in the Desert’ process. What madness is this? You may well ask……
Well, to cut a long story short, I decided to spend 40 days introspectively focusing on creating a vision for what my soul is calling me to do over the next 3-4 years. To that end I’ve spent most of this period alone variously reading, reflecting, meditating, relaxing, walking my dog (Buttons) and generally getting in touch with the potential that wants to emerge through me in my life and my work.
So, I hear you say, what’s the upshot of all this Chris? Well, the main change is that I’ve decided to focus primarily on supporting leaders and coaches to make a positive difference in our world. Not entirely new for me admittedly….instead more of a new emphasis on leadership development in my work. And my own personal mission through this work is to ‘enable leaders to discover their unique, authentic, brilliant selves’. Supporting leaders in this process, of course, involves me doing the same! (Authenticity in all things is, I believe, one of the most important values for coaches to demonstrate in their lives……..)
I wonder what Days 39 and 40 will hold for me?