HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2018 is about YOU: Finding your “IT” Factor!
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” – Theodore Roosevelt
I am writing this blog from my small and cluttered West Village, NYC apartment on New Year’s Eve at exactly 9:03am. I have a wicked cold! It’s awful. All I want to do is blow my nose and lay on my couch beside my cuddly dog Skype, as the idea of going outside in this 10 degree weather is taxing for me. My Christmas Tree is still looking fresh and sparkly, making me want to savor every last bit of it’s magic, knowing that in a few days we will be throwing it and all it’s beauty away. And life goes on…
I look at the day before the New Year begins as one of personal reflection. What did I do in 2017? Was there anything I wanted to do that I didn’t? Why didn’t I do it? Who did I hurt? Who did I help? Where did I lack integrity? What am I most proud of? What do I want to let go of? What do I want to hang onto? What part of me did I leave the year with? Who do I want to be in the New Year?
As I answer these questions, I can’t help but think of my clients. I work with many different people from all over the country on developing their skills as a performer/speaker. My work allows me to work with students as young as 5 years old all the way up to actors, directors, entrepreneurs, chefs, writers, lawyers, life coaches and fitness professionals. One thing that all these clients have in common is they want me to help them get out of their head so they can communicate authentically and freely. Basically they all want to express themselves with power. They all have different skill sets, different levels of experience, and even different needs. However, one common thing they all share is a struggle when it comes to answering or being able to get clear on –Who they are! Who are you? What can you and only you bring to the table that will leave those you interact with inspired?
I suggest to anyone reading this, especially if you are one of my clients, to answer my little New Year’s reflection above. Being an effective performer is about getting clear on who you are so that you can connect with your audiences in a way where they can understand what it is that you- and only YOU- bring to the table. Being yourself is where your power lies and then sharing it with others is where the magic is!
Your “IT” factor needs to be released in 2018! But first, in order to do this, you need to identify what it is NOW that is holding you back. I know there are things right now, today- that holds you back from shining. For me, right now at this very moment, it is that I have too much crap in my NYC apartment. It’s also my wicked cold and my naughty holiday indulgences that kept me from going off my normal healthy food routine and away from the gym. It’s my excuses. Yes, I have many. Why write my book when my apartment needs to be cleaned? Why work on my accounting when I can be on social media and get lost in someone else’s world?
We already know what we need to do to get what we want in life! No one needs to tell you what it is. You want to lose weight- then eat right and go to the gym. See, we know it! But, why do we fail when we already know what to do? Why do so many of us wake up NOT being the person we say we want to be?
It’s simple: We stop taking the necessary actions we need in order to get the results we want.
Today, cold and all, I will take my first action. I will go through every item in my apartment. If I have not used it in 2017- it must be donated. Being the best me requires me to be responsible for all the things that get in my way. I know what they are already, and so do you!
What do you need to clean out? What people? What hobbies? What indulgences? What thoughts? What things?
I offer you all a NEW YEAR gift to help us on this fabulous journey, a fresh start, into 2018!
I am offering you a free 4 week online course:
FINDING YOUR “IT” FACTOR
Each Wednesday, anyone who is interested in working on GETTING OUT OF THEIR HEAD and GETTING INTO THEIR WORK should join!
Are you interested in exploring:
Why am I not being who I say I am committed to being?
What is getting in my way?
How can I finally get the results I want?
Have you been dealing with your life in a way where you feel you have no power in it? Do you just take on life how it comes to you?
If so, this course is designed for you! You will share your stories, your fears, your excuses with the class. And together, through a process of discussing, inspiring and unloading, you will enter 2018 with the motivation to take on the life you really want. Together we will CREATE YOUR VISION. Even for a moment, right now, start visualizing how you would like to be in 2018. I will help you get specific on this road map. We will train your brain so your thoughts can become your actions. You can do this, I swear! And together, we can help empower each other to do it. Why do you think group fitness is so popular 😉
Course dates and times:
Wednesday, January 10th at 6pm PST
Wednesday, January 17th at 6pm PST
Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm PST
Wednesday, January 31st at 6pm PST
Note: This class will only be FREE this January 2018! Please do not wait to register as spaces are limited.
1.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2.) Subject Line: please write: “Registration for Finding Your IT Factor”
3.) Have a computer and download ZOOM
Once your registration is confirmed, you will be sent a welcome letter with class rules and material. You will also be sent a Zoom Code.
It’s a New Year- meaning the possibility of a New You! Together, let’s set ourselves up for a year of accomplished goals and a life we want to live! And today, give yourself a personal compliment- something only you hear, but hear it loudly! Self Compassion is where real change must start!
Here is to a fresh start- a New Year!
Happy New Year Everyone!