About 2 years ago, I appeared on My Carolina Today to talk about a simple, yet very powerful process for empowering yourself.
Here is the video from the interview on one of North Carolina’s top NBC Station – WNCN News 17.
As the year comes to a close, many people have started thinking about the New Year. And with the New Year comes new resolutions and new goals. “But wait a minute,” before you can focus on the new, you need closure on the old.
There is a simple four step process for gaining closure. It might be simple, but it does take some time. I typically start in October with this process but because we’re in December here are some easy steps to take to begin the closure process. Be sure to take the last few weeks of December seriously and take on these steps.”
First take out a sheet of paper and follow these four steps.
1. Write down your accomplishments. These are the things you recognize as accomplishments, things you have received accolades for and that others have acknowledged about you. Don’t censor or down play your accomplishments. It’s important to write them all down, the big and the small things. If you’ve had a major accomplishment and you blew right past it trying to achieve something else, STOP and write that accomplishment down. There are many accomplishments that go unnoticed each year and rather than shine a light on the accomplishment we focus on how we failed. Write down all accomplishments
2. Write down what you planned to accomplish but didn’t. This is simple so don’t make it hard. Only write down what you didn’t accomplish, period. This is not the time to reflect or look for a deeper meaning. There is a step for that but not in this step!
3. Now, go back to Step 1 and celebrate “all” of your accomplishments. Share your success! I mean have a big celebration. Tell your friends, post it on Facebook, tweet it or go out to dinner. Until the end of the year, indulge in your successes. Perhaps have your News Year’s Eve party be about accomplishments and achievements of the year. Give yourself a big pat on the back and allow others to do so with you.
4. Do not proceed to this step until you have celebrated your success with at least five people and on a couple of different occasions. Go back to Step 2 and ask yourself what got in the way of achieving the goal. Go deep and really investigate the whys. If you need help, consider having a coach or other confidante help you with this step. One thing to consider here is, if your answer to what got in the way is the same thing that always gets in your way, investigate it even more. The power to bring closure lies in your ability to find what truly hinders your success. This is not to be a pity party but rather an eye opening experience that will help you create an amazing new year!
Once you know how you have gotten to where you are right now, you are in a position to make real and lasting change. You have to take a serious look at the good and the bad that has led you to this present moment before you can create a personal and powerful vision of your future.
If you struggle with the completion process and want to start an amazing year, don’t hesitate to contact me for a complimentary coaching session.
Lisa is the President and CEO of The P3 Group, Inc, Expert Success and Leadership Support Coach and Visionary for Women. Featured on NBC’s My Carolina Today, Charlotte Today, World Pudja Network, Dr. Pat Show and Conscious Talk Radio.
For more information about this segment or a 60 min Power Session, contact Lisa at 910 221 9294 or 704 909 7663. Visit the website at http://www.TheP3Group.com.Posted on September 6, 2013 by Lisa Thomas in Inspirational Articles