It is that time of year again… you’ve been invited to your companies holiday party.
Surviving or thriving at holiday parties doesn’t seem to ever get any easier.
We’ve got lots of suggestions here!
And, if you need a quick reference:
Starters: Need a topic to talk about? People LOVE to talk about themselves.
You can try something like “I am trying to figure out what to do for next year’s summer vacation – what’s your favorite vacation spot? Any recommendations?”
Stoppers: Politics – if you can, we’d highly recommend not to go there!
Stallers: In the middle of a conversation that’s not going well?
You can always use the bathroom as your friend. Excuse yourself, head to the bathroom for a quick moment, and then rejoin a different group.
Good luck and have fun!
It is amazing how easy it is to get caught up in the “moment” of the celebrations and miss the heart or intention behind days off or celebrating!
This weekend, as you’ve got a little time, we’d encourage you to sit down and write out 50 things you are thankful or grateful for from this year.
It can be so easy for us to get caught up in the busyness of life, or to get in the mindset of complaining, rather than seeing all the things that we do have.
In thinking about writing 50 things you are thankful or grateful for, it is easy to think … “that’s too many” or “I don’t know what I’d write.” But we’d encourage you to try it.
As we did, we found that after the first 25 or so items, it caused us to think a little more intentionally about the things that we tend to take for granted … like the coffee-maker we use each morning or the abundance of shoes we have in our closet.
So, we’d encourage you to try it and let us know your experience!
Cheers to stepping beyond what is “normal” for us each day!
‘Tis the season for practicing gratitude!
Welcome to December, friends!
How exciting that we have made it to the last month of 2017! What a ride it has been.
We’re not sure if you’ve ever dabbled in project or program management, and either way we’ve got a best practice from some of Coaching Right Now’s PM’ing team this week!
At the end of each project or program we love to capture our “lessons learned”. What are those things that either worked amazingly well that we’d LOVE to make sure we do again? Or, what are those things that did not work so well that we hope to never experience again?!
So for all of us, as we are closing up 2017 and moving into 2018, what if we were to take some time to think about our personal lessons learned?
Need some questions to get you started? Try these!
- What are three things you are most proud of this year?
- What made you proud of those things?
- What is one thing that if you could do differently you would?
- What is it about it that you’d want to change?
- What are two things that surprised you about yourself, and would you want to do those things again?
- What are two things that gave you a lot of energy this year?
- What are two things that took away a lot of your energy this year?
- What is something I wish I could have spent more time on this year?
Hopefully these will give you a starting place!
“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi
‘Tis the season for reflecting on what you learned!