Another year, the same message! For those of you who have been receiving what we share since 1994, thank you for listening to the ranting and raving. For those of you who are new clients and connections, welcome. Can we all begin by agreeing that a crisis provides us with perspective and the opportunity for a new action plan? (If we choose to pay attention).
2021 has been a year full of “impossible to believe it’s possible” pandemania, politics, and insanity, extreme weather, mandates, sexism, censorship, forest fires, losses, racism, terrorism, quarantines, isolation, chaos, lockdown, not-as-much lockdown, hope of re-opening, pivots, protests, fourth waves, loss, uncertainty, grief, and change … and on most days, something or some things to be truly outraged about that hit us in real or virtual life. BUT… at the same time, it has been a year of supporting each other, impeaching the toxic and celebrating the activists, inspiring and resilient businesses, organic growth in the “kind food” sector, heroes and helpers, and a year of growth from struggle and awareness, opportunity, slowing down, re-evaluating, new connections, love, laughter, creativity, care and, most importantly, a commitment to doing better.
As we begin a new calendar year, remember that it’s also a great time to take action. And … we are here to help you.
Consider your morning strategy, your breath, beliefs, and attitude, your habits and routines, your perspective, what you spend time on, who you spend time with, the things you read, the kind of food you eat, what you wear, the work you do, how often you laugh, how kind you are to others, and how kind you are to yourself. Our individual and collective health is in trouble, and in this time of crisis and challenge, it can be especially difficult to reframe, refocus, re-evaluate, and make change, but it’s time to be responsible … more responsible … and we have this opportunity. As entrepreneurs … as kind humans who want better.
Even in a time where there is much to disagree on, we likely all agree that we want to feel free … free to pursue our goals in life and to move about freely with love and hope. We need to build better systems right across the board … and then we have to keep doing better. Having an open mind is critical. We can all learn to listen more … to ourselves, to others, and to nature. Self-empowerment over complacency … in everything we do, every day. Change isn’t easy, but it’s worth it … right now it’s more critical than ever. There are no easy answers or shortcuts, and simply reading or talking about something will not result in change … taking action does. And there is so much to do to care for yourself and others. The way we treat ourselves is the same way we treat our planet and each other.
While there is infinite work for us to do and progress to make, if we make the effort individually and collectively, this is the time to be able to accomplish so much.
Life is a gift. “Covid” is an intervention.