Something wonderful happened on New Years Eve. Something that felt deeply weird – probably because I wasn’t used to “wonderful” anymore…
Every year I take some time off to think. I think about everything that happened in the last year. I ask which lessons I can learn. And I spend some time to figure out what I want for the next twelve months.
I use a number of powerful coaching methods to evaluate my state of mind and my life goals. These methods are powerful, because they bypass our ratio and reveal what our heart really wants. And they do so within 60 seconds. This New Years Eve my results where a (pleasant) shock:
None of my life goals are about my career. That has never happened before. I spent the last ten years building my company, learning new skills and serving my clients. It was hard work.
This year – for the first year – all my life goals are about my private life:
Experience Flow. I want to live with less interruptions and distractions, because my mind feels like a hard disk in 1995 – in urgent need of defragmentation.
Be a better husband. I used to work constantly during the last decade. Seven days per week. With the exception of one month per year – that I spend on… …strategy for my business. My marriage is strong, so it was never a problem. But it’s time to finally enjoy the strong bond that I have with my wife. She is smart, strong and funny – and this year I make quality time with her my priority, instead of an afterthought.
Give my children a happy childhood. Same story as with my wife. I have great kids, but too often my mind is at my work, instead of in the game with my kids. I want to be present in the moment, so that their childhood will be filled with sunshine.
Write creatively. I often write articles that are useful (I hope) and that make your life easier. But I also love to tell a good story and seduce you to lose yourself in the imaginary worlds that I create. I made a start last year with my fictional Solarpunk podcast. This year I want to write at least 10 episodes. Life should be joyful – not only “useful”.
Live healthier. This is a first. I never worried about my health. (I am never sick.) But this year demonstrated very clearly how easily that can change. I feel a real urge to eat better and take care of myself.
In short: I want to give my full attention to whatever I do in that particular moment.
That means: I will do less.
Till Autumn I work with only 7 clients. If you want to be one of them (and enjoy the fact, that I can give you my full attention) – feel free to book a seat of the Expats Job Offer by Summer coaching.
Update: All seats for the summer are sold. You can now book one of 8 seats for the Christmas coaching. We start at 1 September.
What is your most important goal for 2021? Let me know.
I wish you a happy and kind 2021.
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