What a week it has been! Thank you for sharing my excitement in relaunching my website and new content - it truly has been so fun for me to engage with each of you and I hope you’ve been encouraged along the way, too.
College football season kicks off this weekend and while I’m a tried and true University of Florida Gators fan, I had to borrow some of my favorite Texas football words (and also from one of the best shows ever, Friday Night Lights. Long live Coach and Tami Taylor. If you know, you know). Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose. For me, these words really sum up my plans and hopes for the future. Let me break down my thought process:
Clear Eyes: When it comes to thinking about what all is to come for JS Goldsberry & Associates, these words ring so true for me. Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist who I learn so much from, has recently released a new book called Think Again. One of the points he makes is that we don’t know what our world will look like in 10 years, so it’s really not beneficial for companies to take the time and resources to create them. Instead, he advocates for 1-2 year plans and for me, that really resonated. Of course I have big dreams about how to grow this company in the next 10 years. But if I don’t keep clear eyes on the values that drive my work, I won’t be able to sustain my business for the next 6 months, let alone 10 years. The same concept can be applied to each of our lives. We all have plans, hopes, and dreams for what life can look like in the future. But unless we keep crystal clear eyes on what really matters, we’re going to veer off course.
Full Hearts: Do you know one of the things that drives me in my work with clients? It’s the clients! I love getting to hear their stories...whether it’s a counseling client or a business I’m working alongside. Hearing their pain points and walking alongside them while we find the best solutions and strategies to help them. Seeing people become empowered to change their lives and leaders equipped to lead their people well and with wholeheartedness. Talk about a full heart!
Can’t Lose: The work I do is not without risk. That’s actually one of the things we talk about in our first session, both with counseling clients and business clients. When we’re working through messy stories and figuring out what a company needs to help its people be their best and that means we have to hear the hard and the hurtful first. But when client’s show up and do the work, that’s when we can’t lose. When things like courage, bravery, and vulnerability are practiced, lives change. And that’s worth the risk every single time, in my opinion!
I did promise earlier in the week that we would talk about a few things that are definitely in my one year plan. In 2022, I’m so excited to be launching 3 things:
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