Wow! Yep. That picture was taken this morning. September 15, 2017. At least we don’t get hurricanes!
Winter she is a comin’ .
It’s hard to believe that I have not written a blog post in almost a year. I stalled after the previous one written after the US Presidential election in November 2016. I stalled in my writing and in many ways I stalled in my belief that we were all going to be OK. And in stalling my creativity and drive seemed to disappear. Instead I fretted and worried, wrote and called my congressional representatives daily – for almost 9 months.
Wow! Just wow.
Wow because I trusted that my marketing foundations were strong and could support my business continuing during an extended period of no overt marketing, and it did.
Wow because I was taken aback by how affected I was and am by the election and the current continuing political climate. I’m still dealing daily with the emotions of this.
Wow because a number of new clients who engaged my services in the past 9 months (when I wasn’t actively marketing at all) are some of the coolest, most creative people I’ve ever met. I feel blessed to have them in my sphere.
Wow because Autumn is here again and I feel a bit like this past year has passed me by while I dug into politics and change and absorbed into my heart all the pain and suffering of our country and our world.
In my life I have always found Fall to feel like renewal, even as the leaves die, the plants go to seed and the days are tinged with frost. And so here we are.Yesterday I was speaking with a client about the things we can control and those that we cannot, no matter how much we wish we could. It’s those uncontrollable things that often contain deeper life lessons, not usually visible in the moment, but very clear later in retrospect.
The beauty of having a coach is often tied up in having a person on your team who can see the forest for the trees. A good coach can illuminate the path when you are struggling with twists and turns, not sure exactly sure what to prioritize or let go. This is the part of business coaching I love the best. Though I often dive into mission and marketing, sales and scaling, values and message – my love of being an facilitator of growth and change is most fed when I can help a client move through the morass of life while keeping their business thriving. It’s both a balance thing and an acceptance sometimes of loss of balance.