I love spring. I live in Austin, Texas, and love the wildflowers, especially the bluebonnets- they are everywhere this time of year. There is something about the flowers, the buds on the trees, the air, that speaks of renewal. There is a great feeling that comes with that. It somehow feels new again with a whole realm of possibility.
I clean, rearrange things. I take that into my business. Business is great, and I look at what else can I now create. It makes me expand my thinking. This year, I am going to create new workshops, and take major steps to take workshops online to expand my reach I am very excited and of course, as a coach, I have hired experts to guide my journey.
With the new endeavors there is a very important step to take, which is to clean out any old failures and old incomplete projects. A part of my spring cleaning includes looking through what is not completed, and what I failed and to take stock. I may have to take some actions to actually be complete. This past year, I made some costly mistakes. I put myself into a large coaching program with one of the ‘guru’ coaches. It was a huge disappointment. She turned out to not walk her talk, nor have the level of integrity that I want to participate with. I was quite upset. I wasted a lot of money and time. I forgive myself for doing that. I learned a lot. I learned how critical it is to do due diligence deeply. I learned not to make a big financial decision from an emotional place. I learned to have a lawyer look over contracts before you sign them.
I am of the opinion that we all make mistakes. They are costly, however, the lessons learned are valuable. I paid a lot of money for those lessons, so I will not make those mistakes again.
Doing the work to have things complete, forgiven (where it needs to be) and acknowledge the lessons learned allows me to move FREELY into the future.
I suggest you do some spring cleaning to.
1. Write down all the projects, programs or relationships that are incomplete or unfinished from the past year.
2. Write out what actions you can see to take so that they are complete (emotionally, if you are not going to finish them).
3. Take those actions.
4. Write out the lessons you learned.
5. Write out any promises you want to make for yourself for the future.
When you have done all of that, you will have completed your spring cleaning! What a feeling of renewal. Now, what are you creating for this next year.
I invite you to really cause your own freedom and create great things this next year.
I know I can’t wait to roll out all of my new stuff and coach wonderful people. It is truly my joy to work with my clients and celebrate their successes.