First of all, Happy New Year! Welcome to this beautiful new decade, full of possibilities. I am excited for what this new year and new decade has in store for you and me! I hope your Holidays were full of cheer and that you are ready to kick this new year off with intention.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m big into clarity of vision, defining what you really want in your business and how it fits into your life to give you the experience you want.
If you are just starting to think about your plan for the year, read the article I wrote on creating a Low, Medium and High Plan for more ideas on structuring the upcoming business year for success. In fact, I have over a dozen articles about business planning that you can check out to help you create the business and life you want.
Nourishment in the Spotlight
As many people sit down to lay out plans for 2020, they often forget the importance of nourishment. In my opinion, a big piece of a successful business strategy is to include intentionality around nourishment.
In December, I attended a 4-day retreat that was all about nourishment. The participants were asked to look at where we are emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally: in which areas are we nourished? How full is our gas tank in each area? What drains it? What fills it? The idea was to be intentional about choosing actions that support our emotional and physical health.
I was happy to realize how intentional I am in many areas of my life and business, and at the same time, it became clear that I’ve neglected making time for a daily spiritual practice since I became a mother. In fact, there was a theme at the retreat among participants who are mothers: we all realized that when we neglect our own nourishment, we are really not serving the other people in our life, including our children, family members and clients. Can you relate?
So, in 2020, in addition to laying out business goals that you’re excited about, remember to find ways to fill your emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental tanks so that you can truly be of service to others and can make the impact you really want in the world. By the way, this is a great exercise to do with your clients as they are planning out 2020, as well.
How nourished are you? What are some steps you can take to help make sure that your tanks are full on a regular basis? What intentional choices will you make going forward? I’d love to hear!
Tara Butler Floch