Barring emergencies (and who can bar emergencies nowadays?), this will be my last blog post of 2021.
So here's a exercise that you might benefit from over the days ahead.
I'm attaching a free PDF that you can print, grab a pen or pencil, put the kettle on and complete during a moment of peace and solitude.
I strongly recommend this in order to balance the events of the year and accentuate the positive.
May I be allowed to share my answers with you? It's not intended as a humblebrag - just a public declaration of why I'm so happy at this time.
My personal financial security and stability;
My thriving business - my clients and my team;
My growing family;
My health and talents;
My happy and stable home and personal life;
My reading and exercise.
People I'm thankful for
My wife and soulmate Annie;
My 5 children, Jon, Alex, Josh, Rachel & Ellie and their partners Paige, Portia, Sophia, Cal and George;
My two healthy a beautiful granddaughters, Livi and Adeline;
Team CB - Phillippa, Rachel and Sophia;
My coach - Rachel Turner;
My cycling buddy (and sister from another mother) - Sheila Scott;
My thoughtful critics - Tim Thackrah and Colin Campbell;
The Business Confidence Forum panelists, who give so much hope to so many.
Challenges and lessons
How best to help overwhelmed clients;
Creating my 2022 business plan in a changing landscape;
Working long hours, accepting the reality of this and planning downtime;
Learning (slowly) how to age gracefully.
Good things about 2021
My 2021 business targets were accomplished;
My 2022 coaching programme is sold out;
My JOGLE bike ride was a joy;
My holidays in Greece and Northumberland;
My granddaughter's safe arrivals;
My wardrobe and my lovely personal shopper, Alison from John Lewis.
If we don't get chance to speak - can I wish you a Merry Christmas - and my earnest wish that you get a chance to reflect on the good things in your life, as well as getting some rest.