"Do not go gentle into that good night", Dylan Thomas wrote, and "Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
Some of you know that one of my pet interest areas is entrepreneurship for the 50+ crowd. And I've been working on that, within my regular business, PANOPTIKA. I'm looking for a few new coaching clients who fit that description. So if you know someone who doesn't have time to rage against the dying of the light because they are too busy creating something new to add value to the world, AND they are on the wiser side of the spectrum, send them my way, won't you? They can set up a call to talk to me about their plans here.
One last thing: I'm incredibly grateful to all of you who support me in my many endeavours. It isn't easy being a renaissance woman, and I couldn't do it without you.
What happens when the campaign is over? Back to work!
I've been busy over the past couple of months, rebuilding my income stream with my business. Then yesterday, at a meeting with one of my professional connections, we were discussing all the lessons we have to share with the women we know who are just getting started in their businesses. (There are many). We talked a lot about bullies and boundaries (you can read more about that conversation here).
Last night I was super-excited to see all the fabulous women of the Regent Park Catering Collective, selling their delicious food. (Of course, not having to cook after a long day was a bonus). It's been quite a week, with a conference, a strategy facilitation, Social Development Planning, chairing our monthly Community Meeting of the Regent Park Neighbourhood Association, and more. So I hope you'll forgive me that the schedule for this blog got blown a little off course.
I do have time, and make time, to get together and make connections. so please do keep in touch. Even if the blog schedule suffers now and then, you can always find me on my personal and business Twitter, LinkedIn, or my work newsletter for businesses and entrepreneurs, with tips, ideas, and offers, and more.
Here we are in January – and all around us, there’s talk of being better, improving, giving up bad habits, or taking up new ones. Some people avoid goal-setting, because they’re afraid of failure. They haven’t learned yet that failing to reach a goal is just an opportunity to find the lesson in it all. That’s the best part of stretching ourselves to accomplish something new! In 2018 I set a goal to win an election. I didn’t make it. What I did make were new friends, new ideas, a deeper connection to my community, and a host of resources and sources of help that I didn’t have before. I didn’t win the election, but I know I’m far more successful than I was before, because I tried.
What about you? Have you set a goal for January, or for 2019? Here are some SMART steps that are helpful as you set your goal for the weeks or months ahead:
And on that note, what’s my goal for this year? To find a paying project that takes at least 180 hours (over the whole year, or in a shorter, concentrated burst) that incorporates the work that made me set last year’s goal – to contribute to eliminating hunger, homelessness, or illiteracy. That’s specific, time-bound, realistic and measurable – and I’m taking action by putting it here. If you or someone you know has a project that needs a "do-er", I’m ready to listen. Let’s talk.