Do you want to end this year on a high note?
One of the things I love doing with clients at the end of a coaching agreement is a completion session. These symbolize the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one, and we do this whether or not we are continuing forward together.
The primary reason for a completion session is this: when we are so focused on trying to get somewhere, we can often lose sight of our progress. And inevitably after six months of coaching and consciously creating change, there is progress.
LOTS OF IT.
That progress deserves to be celebrated.
Now, perhaps I’m more sentimental than usual, or perhaps it’s because my clients have chosen to create what they want in spite of the challenges and circumstances of 2020. Either way, I’ve found their reflections to be incredibly inspiring this year.
As such, I want to share the questions that I ask them with you.
I thought you might find it helpful.
2020 has been a YEAR, after all. I thereby believe we could each benefit from taking a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned, how we’ve grown and what we want to create next.
Furthermore, 2020 will end on the note of your choosing. You can view it as a dumpster fire, or a tremendous opportunity for learning.
What do you choose?
If you’re game, here are the questions for your reflection:
1. What do you want to celebrate most from 2020?
2. What have you learned about yourself during this time?
3. What challenges did you overcome?
4. What new habits and beliefs have you adopted?
5. How have these impacted the quality of your life?
6. What do you never want to forget from this year?
7. What are you most excited about for 2021?
8. Where do you want to see more growth for yourself?
9. What would make 2021 amazing?
10. What can I do to support myself with creating what I want?
If you’d like to share how this process goes, please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you.
Finally, here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of this exercise:
– Set aside 20-30 minutes to complete. Consider blocking time on your calendar right now. Don’t wait!
– When the time comes, make it a moment. Light a candle, get a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, etc. Make it sacred.
– Write your answers down rather than thinking them, or typing them. This will help you integrate your responses.
– Take your time. There is no need to rush through the questions or force any answers. Just let what comes, come. You can’t mess this up!
– If you can, try to complete this exercise before the holidays. I know, I know, it’s a busy time and that’s the point. It will give you a moment to slow down. More importantly, it will allow your desires to begin to pull you forward into the new year.
– When you’re done, notice how you feel and if this has helped you. Do you feel calmer? More excited? Grateful?