Every Sunday I prepare for the week ahead. I check my schedule and make sure I have confirmed everything that’s booked. I send emails that need to be sent. I make phone calls that need to be made. This week though, as I prepared for Monday morning, something was new and different. I’m starting a new job.
I go back and reread one of my favorite articles of all times: Act Like a New Employee Every Day by Hunter Walk.
– New employees are always psyched about the opportunity – they see the glass half-full, brimming with potential.
– New employees don’t yet know “that’s the way it’s always been done here” – they see processes and limitations with fresh eyes.
– New employees aren’t aware that “it’s been tried before and failed” so they are able to surface the things you should be doing but struggled to execute.
– New employees introduce themselves to everyone, because, well, they’re new and there’s no social stigma to it at all.
– New employees don’t have any political baggage – they give their colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
I can feel the excitement and anticipation. I organize my outfit, plan my commute, write down my expectations and intentions for the day ahead.
– “But Josy, what’s going to happen to Coaching then?”
– “Well, it’s not either/or. It’s both.”
I love coaching, I love coffee and my purpose is to inspire people to be the best version of themselves, by being (progress, not perfection) the best version of myself, in all aspects of my life.
Every single person has the ability to create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. As one of my instructors said on the very first day of my coaching program, all human beings are creative, resourceful and whole. I agree with her.
Both as part of an organization and working with individual clients, I love partnering with people to help them discover and unlock the tools and support they have available to empower themselves and accomplish their goals.
I’m really excited for this next chapter and the growth ahead.
“Your life is not just about you. It’s also about contributing to others.”
– Harv Eker
Tool of the week: “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth” by T. Harv Eker
“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments?“
By now, you probably know that the answer is none of the above.
Read. This. Book. Now.