The Time You Take to Review Is Good For You!It’s been an amazing year – there are a few highlights and pics below from me…
What isn’t in there are several amazing trips – New York, Hawaii and officiating a wedding in California among them – and the bottom line is – I am one supercharged, happy and evolving woman and I’m super glad you are in my world! Thank you!
Hope your Christmas celebrations were outstanding – and I’m encouraging you to do a review on:
What you gained personally?
Who you connected with deeply?
What accomplishments stood out professionally?
Where did you adventure?
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You may have played the Christmas Stealing game already – where everyone brings a wrapped gift and everyone takes a number and as things are opened, you can steal one or pick an unwrapped one.
Which is the best number to have? First or last? Last night I found out…
There were 25 of us participating in the stealing game and it was fascinating to watch how things played out and I realize now it may have been even more interesting to have not participated and simply observed.
I say that because once we put ourselves in the running, once our own emotions get involved, our perspective changes, or at least it does for me.
How does this apply to business?
When we are thinking about our own gains – we often times forget how another is feeling or that they have as great a desire as we do.
Let’s face it if you are the one stealing the gift it feels good to you and pretty bad for the one whose gift just got taken. So when you have a customer in front of you, can you shift from a win/lose to win/win? You do that by asking more questions and paying attention to how important the deal your making is.
Example – if your product or service is something they really want however it’s a bit too costly for them, or they feel somehow pressured, you may win but if they feel they have lost it may be the only win you receive.
Last night I was the last number – I stole something wonderful and was pleased with myself – never thinking of the person I stole it from and I don’t remember what she got or did because just as I was looking over my gift it seems that number 1 gets to be the last true pick and she came right up to me and stole away my steal – and the game ends with the last steal getting whatever number one had.
In a matter of moments, I was the stealer, the stolen and then the recipient of something undesired (which is the fun and risk of the game after all).
What it taught me however is that as a business owner – it’s smart to think more strategically and work more towards easing others feelings and desires than my own.
Next week is Christmas – and many gifts will be exchanged and given and received. For me to have an even better experience, I intend to focus on helping others feel more loved and valued and remember that things don’t care who possesses them, so neither will I.
On behalf of myself and everyone on the Schuh Crew – We Wish you A Very Merry Christmas!
I would love to give you the gift a some of my time.
If you would like to schedule a 25-minute call to share your goals or to pick my brain please use this link to schedule a session in the next couple of weeks while my schedule has some openings. https://calendly.com/shawnaschuh/one-on-one-chat
When I announced that this week was the 50th week of the year to my accountability group, there was silence while that sunk in…
50 seems like a lot of weeks, doesn’t it? It is if you use them well – like all of life right? Here are a few things that can help you to not be quite so startled next year at this time if you put them into practice.
Track your progress – this is a key component in knowing you’re living well. I use several things that help me track –
Wunderlist – I keep a running list of things I want to make sure I remember and to compete with myself. Like the list of all the books I relished and read this year. In 2017 I relished 52 books (audio or on paper) and this year I’m at a whopping 62 with two more weeks to go.
The 52 Week plan my team and I created – (We’ll be giving this out and using it during the Ultimate Leadership Adventure – click here to see what that’s about)
Calendars – if you use one that works for you they become a wonderful journey down the road of your life – with key events noted – people and places visited.
Journals – from a gratitude journal you keep daily, to the 10+ Journal – writing down your thoughts is a gift to both yourself and future generations.
Since we live in the digital age, the above list holds both digital and solid items – and this seems like the right mix. I keep my book list on my phone in the digital Wunderlist – if I lose it there is no sadness.
The Journals – especially the 10+ Journals are hard copy and written in ink – these will follow us, and hold some of our energy and imagination and can also be a legacy to our family. These items can be passed down, can be a placeholder when you’ve passed and a window into your evolution as a human.
What if you set up some systems to track your weeks in 2019? Maybe then on the 50th week next year, you will have at your fingertips the items for you to review and be satisfied with a year well lived.
We are focused on these items and many more to help you live your best life in the upcoming Ultimate Leadership Adventure that starts January 6th – Click here to see if this is right for you.
Is this a joyous time or one filled with stress? How can I shift it to more joy?
The three of us are pulling together an action-packed, content-rich seminar to help you set yourself up for success in 2019. You will no doubt want to sign up for this event if you are interested in Leading Yourself to Health and Wealth! (And who doesn’t want that?)