Unveiling a new look
I made some goals last month but did not achieve them. I have an accountability group where we reward and penalize ourselves based on whether we achieve our goals. My penalty for this month was to cut my hair short. I was convinced that I was going to achieve my goals this month, so I made my penalty a bit extreme (at least in my opinion)! This group has helped me achieve so many goals in the past couple of months.
Everyone is incredibly supportive and the group is led by a close friend of mine, Paul McManus. He is an awesome business coach, a LinkedIn expert and a great strategizer. He was my 1st guest on Koffee Break—the series started as a result of this accountability group, and I did my 1st webinar thanks to this group.Connect with Paul McManus on LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulgmcmanus
I learned a lot from not achieving my goals this month. One of the goals was making 30 videos in 30 days. I made a couple of videos and learned a lot in the process. I especially enjoyed working with Lou Bortone and Felicia Slattery. Lou is a video marketing genius and Felicia is a public speaker and coach. They were both wonderful and shared a ton of insight and information. They gave me all the tools necessary to make this goal happen. They also created a “safe place” where we would share our videos with each other and get great feedback. Everyone was very supportive of each other. It is wonderful to be part of such groups; people need support! I always talk about hanging out with the right peeps…it makes a huge difference. I did make progress and learnt a lot this month through achieving some goals. However, I did not make my 30 videos. I did not want to make excuses, because it’s easy to do that. The only thing left was to rip off the band aid—and my hair.
This process was hard for me. As it turns out, I was very attached to my hair. It was very difficult to let go.
But after all, it’s only hair, and it will grow back. So needless to say, this has been a spiritual lesson for me. I forced myself to let go.
I chose to donate the hair—I wanted something good to come out of this.
Lessons learned: Make smart goals, don’t get sidetracked with something new on the horizon and just keep working. When you fall down, make it count. You learn more from your mistakes than you do from things that go your way. Something good can come out of every situation.
It is amazing how every experience can become a spiritual lesson.