In 2021 two of my BIG goals for the year became reality!
I climbed the UK’s three highest mountains (in not so fun weather conditions!) and I published my second book – nothing quite beats the excitement of looking at the bright shiny cover and your own work in print!
This last year has been a reminder to make the most of life, especially in uncertain times. Will there be another lockdown? Did everyone who wanted a turkey get one? Did anyone actually run out of fuel? There always seems to be something trying to grab our attention!
Looking forward to 2022
I’ve put my marker down for next year; I’m taking more time off to spend with family and friends (it’s entirely possible that you could too!) and I’m on a mission to help as many people as possible create financial freedom and make work optional (so you can enjoy more special time with family and friends).
I’ve also enjoyed the opportunity to present to a group of employees at EDF Energy which was very well received. Next year I will continue to share more in a group format.
At times of global distress, I’ve felt inspired, humbled, honoured, energised and motivated by the guests on my Goals Do Come True podcast who are pulling out all the stops to make their dreams a reality.
I have to confess that every blog and podcast is my favourite, but I can’t share them all again right now (you’ll have turkey sandwiches or christmas pud to eat!). Instead I’ve gathered together five that could help you make a real difference in your life, and when you read them, you’ll see why.
Lynn Thomas (CEO of Thomas Consulting) identifies employees at high risk of leaving their jobs, and helps their employer map out a plan to encourage them to stay. Lynn’s enthusiasm, energy and willingness to stretch her mind on a daily basis (in as many ways as possible) was revolutionary.
I still have visions of her shimmying through her car window (yes really – try something new every day she said!), and I often think of her strategy of creating 20 solutions to any perceived problem.
Next on my list is Kerri, a Canadian powerhouse who found her personal purpose and overcame lifelong addiction.
Kerri Anne Kedziora was both humble and passionate during our chat. Her huge heart is out there in the world supporting people with mental health problems to rebuild their lives: “There’s a generation of children out there who have been almost forgotten by their parents, or their parents don’t have the ability to help them. I want to help them. I employ them.”
Kerri is on a mission to become financially free (and I know a thing or two about that – check this out!).
The release of my second book (Think Simple, Win Big) this year reminded me just how far I’ve come in terms of pushing my own goals forward. I used to think I wasn’t good enough to write a book (I also used to be a miserable bastard!) but I’ve found a way to move forward, feel good about myself and help other people step into their brilliance.
If you find yourself questioning whether you’re capable of your dream life, check out this blog on imposter syndrome.
We’ve all likely experienced times when life felt so impossibly painful we wondered how we’d cope. This brings me on to Eddie L. Johnson who is a beautiful reminder that even when we experience anguish and grief, taking care of your emotional needs and counting your blessings can carry you forward.
Eddie L. Johnson lost his young son to a brain tumour, and he lost his job. His faith carried him through and led him to a new path supporting others to create more meaningful lives worth living.
How do you handle adversity? Setting goals is wonderful (both a distraction and a purpose) because of how much you grow on the journey, but there will likely be times when you will want to quit and just make do.
In moments like these, Life Optimisation Coach Brett Eaton has wise words to share about welcoming adversity.
Let’s raise a glass to 2022; and remember that I am over the moon to support you with your goals, so if you’d love my input in the new year, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for taking me on your journey.
Wishing you all the best.