I really enjoy the ending of one year and the beginning of another. I like taking time to reflect on what went well and what I might do differently. It gives me focus for what I want to do in the coming year. Reflection this year has been quite different. Because, 2017, you were an incredible year!
First, it was incredible because I had the foundation. My family is healthy, my kids enjoy school, my husband and I do our best to schedule regular date nights (though never enough), my friends are amazing, we have a roof over our heads, food on the table, and are financially stable. So, what made 2017 really incredible? My work at CEEK and my CEEK family!
See, the first 20 years of my career seemed to be focused on the next paycheck, the bigger bonus, the bigger corner office that came with the big promotion. While I was fortunate in those 20 years to work with incredible people and on some very impactful and interested projects, my focus was singular. I was simply living my life, going through the motions. The past 5 years, I have intentionally tried to shift away from the mindset of how much money can I make to a mindset of how much impact can I make. This year, I felt that shift. And, it made 2017 the best year of my life.
No previous year has left me feeling more accomplished, more productive, and more impactful in my professional life that I felt this year. Working at CEEK has provided me with the flexibility I need to pay attention to that foundation while doing work with organizations and individuals that transforms the way they work, think and behave. My CEEK family is supportive, caring, and pushes me to grow. I have never felt more confident, inspired, or engaged and that feeling is better than any promotion, bonus, or corner office.
I encourage you to take time to reflect on 2017. Ask yourself questions such as:
What went well?
Did I make the impact I want to make?
What might I do differently?
If reflecting on 2017 leaves you wanting to shift your mindset to making a bigger impact, then it might be time to CEEK a Better Way®.
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