061: Mini: Reflecting on the End of 2019
This week’s episode will the last one for 2019 and it’s time to reflect on your achievements over the last year. Wishing you all “Season’s Greetings” and thank you for listening! We’ll be back on the 6th January 2020.
Hello and welcome to this weekly mini-episode of the Curious Coach podcast. This will be the last episode of 2019 as I’m now planning to take a short break before returning in 2020.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been imagining what our lives would be like at the end of 2020 when we’ve had a fantastic year and achieved everything we wanted to achieve.
Now, with 2019 drawing to a close, it’s about taking a little time reflect. As you reflect on all your achievements during 2019, which one are you most proud of? Depending on your year, you might have lots of achievements to choose from; even so, this week’s challenge is to pick just one – the one that you’re the most proud of and reflect on why that is?
As I reflect back on 2019, I realise I’ve had a fantastic year – and after a bit of reflection, I’m most proud of returning back to where I started learning to be a coach in order to give a coaching demonstration to the latest group as a guest coach. And it wasn’t about being proud of the coaching demo itself, it was about what that moment represented. It was a milestone in my own journey that started when I graduated from the course some 18 months earlier. In order to give a demo, you have to be a credentialed coach; and whilst the demo lasted 20 minutes, it represented nearly two years of learning and my own journey to reach that point. As I further reflect, I’m more aware now, than I would have been 18 months, of how much more there is to discover and learn about coaching – and you know what, that’s ok! In some ways, that’s one of the things I love about coaching – there’s always something else to learn – whether it’s a tool or technique, or about how you’re being as a coach, or, through working with clients, learning about yourself in the process. It’s like looking up at the night sky and seeing all those twinkling stars and planets – representing an infinite world of possibilities; and rather than feeling overwhelmed, you feel both humbled and inspired.
Anyway, I hope you’re able to reflect on your own achievements in 2019 and spend some time reflecting on the one that you’re most proud of – and asking yourself, what is it about this one that makes it the one that I’m most proud of.
Thank you for travelling with me on this podcast in 2019. I’ll now be taking a short break and retuning to your podcast feed on Monday 6th January 2020. So all that remains is for me to send you all “Season’s Greetings” and looking forward to joining you again in 2020. As always, if you’d like to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and that’s stephen with a p.h. Full details of this and all the other episodes can be found on my website at stephenclements.ie/podcast
Thanks for listening and until next year, don’t forget - stay curious!