Happy new year!
Welcome to the year 2020. We hope you have had an opportunity to recharge your personal batteries over the holiday period. I must admit my transition back into work rhythms has been a little slower this year than normal. Is it just me or does time seem to be going so much faster than it did previously?
Due to limited time and capacity, I find it incredibly important to be intentional about how I use my energy so I subscribe to the approach of choosing my focus for the year ahead. I choose a word that represents that focus and helps me to remember what is important. This year my word is “bamboo” because, in addition to being more ecologically friendly, I want to be focused on rapid personal and professional growth. I would love to hear what your word of the year is, please feel free to message me privately or send a message via your preferred social media channel (links below).
Our featured articles this month include:
- Thoughts on decision making from the awesomely talented human being, Callan McDonnell
- A thought provoking article on how decoys are used to influence your decisions (Thanks Jane Felton for the share!)
- A guide to help you take a moment to declare your intentions for 2020
As always, please reach out if you have questions, feedback, or would like to get involved and thank you for your ongoing support, we are eternally grateful.
Regards Roshelle and the Decida team
Choose your focus
The beginning of the year is often a time for reflection and forward planning. There is so much value to be gained from spending time to learn the lessons you need to from 2019 and be clear on what is important to you for the year ahead. This activity in itself provides clarity and motivation, but a bit like the well intentioned gym membership, we all know maintaining momentum is where the challenge lies. Here’s some advice that you might find helpful:
- Keep your goals visible. Don’t hide it in a drawer. Frame a copy for your desk, stick it up on your office wall, make it your screen saver on your tablet or laptop, wherever makes sense for you. Just be sure to put it somewhere you will see it often.
- Make them a part of your decision making process. When you need to make those challenging life choices throughout the year, referring to your documented values, goals and priorities acts as the criteria for guiding that decision. Instead of your goals being nothing more than a nice-to-have wish list, make your goals a tool that adds value to you throughout the year, not just in January.
To capture the priorities in Your Decida Universe download this free template to try. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to work through this process with a Decida Coach.