2012 started off great.  I set my theme for the year…TRUST, I joined a 31 day blog challenge and got my writing juices flowing and I had a great strategy and goal setting session with my fabulous business coach, Kristin.  I was excited and on my way to the most productive year yet.  So what happened?

Twelve days into the New Year and I am feeling very scattered.  I have so many great ideas on how to take my leadership development business to the next level.  I have places to go and people to meet and I just can’t seem to get into the groove.

Wait…where had my initial inspiration come from?  In sticking with my theme of TRUST, I took a quiet moment to reflect on how I had lost my mojo and was confident I would find the answers to getting it back. 

Aha!  I seem to remember some great blog posts in the Ultimate Blog Challenge that had been part of my inspiration for the most productive year yet.  Let’s revisit what I learned from a few of these wise bloggers. 

Gwen Thibeaux, The Greatness Accountability Coach, wrote about 7 tips for being more productive.  Tip 1 –following a daily ritual is something I find I have gotten away from.  To get back on track I am committing to my daily ritual of meditation and journaling and TRUST I will get a focused start to each day.

Catherine Rose Stevens, Your Healing Pathways, wrote a great post about designing a vision board.  I have a vision board but it has been pushed to the side to make room for other “important” documents.  I am committing to revisit and update my vision board and put it in a prominent place in my office.  I TRUST the vision I have for 2012 will come to be.

And speaking of a prominent place in my office…what is that saying…”a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind.”  Imagine what an entire cluttered office is a sign of!  I can’t find what I need, when I need it.  As I search for a key piece of information for the current task at hand, I am easily distracted.  Some of you know the drill (hopefully I am not alone!).  A great book on de-cluttering just arrived at my door yesterday.  Bless Your Mess by Ashi is going to be a great resource.  The book is quoted as being a spiritual as well as practical approach to simplifying your surroundings.  I am committing to follow the book, step by step, and conquer the clutter.  I TRUST de-cluttering my surroundings will allow me to also free my mind and let creativity to flow.

I know there will be times when I will stumble and lose my focus.  But the key is an awareness of when this is happening, get back in alignment quickly and continue on the path of achievement. 

How are you doing on your quest?  I would love to hear your comments and suggestions on what works for you.


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