I wrapped up work with a client last month and I just heard that they got the promotion they’ve been working for. How fabulous! Immediately sent back a celebration GIF and danced in celebration on their behalf.
I know it’s a bit weird, but I invite you to take a second and be happy for them too.
And I know they are also taking time to celebrate their achievement. Not that momentary “yes!” and then move on to the next goal. Proper celebration of what it took to make it, and appreciation for themselves for having done it in a way they can be proud of.
I know they did that because I’ve been teaching them to enjoy their success.
Aside: can I just say, while holding confidentiality, that some companies have barbaric performance and career development practices. It blows my mind how some organisations think they can treat people and call it development. If you know what I mean – then you work at one of those companies. I salute you for holding on – call me, let me help.
If you haven’t got a clue what I am talking about, then take a moment to show gratitude to your HR peeps. They’re keeping it humane.
And I’ve actually had some restful, restorative sleep in the last week.
I know! I’m shocked too.
What created this miracle? Jane McCambell Stuart, the one with the sleep workshop I’ll be doing in December. I can’t wait to add this to my tool belt to help all of you who suffer with poor sleep.
I had a short session with her about my sleep and it was science based but weird AF. Not what I was expecting at all. But it worked.
I went from “I can’t imagine ever being able to get a restful nights sleep” to actually sleeping better.
I wake up feeling a little bit rested. Hallelujah! Sing it, sing hallelujah!
Now it’s not a miracle. I’m not sleeping all the way through yet, and I’m not cured. But in 20 mins I learned something that has enabled me to get pockets of restful sleep each night.
And that feels like a miracle.
And every morning, I celebrate with a little wiggle jiggle and appreciation of my sleep.
If you don’t celebrate the wins, you’ll lose.
Now I may have had some decent sleep in the last year, but I was so focused on wanting that whole night of interrupted sleep, that I never noticed the small wins.
And that client I mentioned at the beginning? At the start the promotion process was a source of stress and frustration.
Yet they did the work on their development areas. Did the growth to stay focused on their value and personal mission, regardless of what others were doing.
Most importantly, they celebrated their all the wins, big and small, along the way.
When I used to chase the big goal, I always felt like I was losing, because I hadn’t acheived it yet.
But ever since I started celebrating all the wins along the way, I’ve felt like a winner.
AND I’ve actually had more success too. More clients. More financial stability. Less working hours but getting more results. Overall increase in satisfaction in my life. So many successes.
Celebrate the wins, that’s how they multiply.
This post is part of my special Coaching Tips Series. This series was inspired by my clients and the core themes in their challenges. When we can apply these tips, we bring a lot of ease into our lives and step into our leadership. Want to talk it through with me? Call me and let’s make a Game Plan together.