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If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of celebrating our wins. I ask my clients to record their wins (and learning points) weekly.

Every. Single. Week.

Celebrating our wins means we're recognising progress. We've all had those massive breakthroughs where something shifts overnight and we leap forward miles in our learning.

Baby steps for the win

But for the most part, our progress happens in baby steps.

And we reward our children for those baby steps don't we? We hype them up when they stand up and fall straight back down. We praise them for taking that first step. Before falling down again.

What we don't do is wait until they've run a marathon before we cheer them on!

We need to learn to be our own cheerleaders. Whether you're growing a new business or trying to shift your mindset, you'll spend more time at the beginning on your butt than you will moving forward. So if you're not cheering yourself on, how long do you think it will take before you give up.

I reckon you know because you've given up on a few things already!

It's that time of year

This time of year is a great time to be reviewing all of those wins and learning points from this past year. I probably don’t need to tell you that. Another reason to be recording your wins because I don’t know about you, but I struggle to remember what happened last week, let alone last month.

And six months ago? Forget about it.

Make sure you take the time this month to review your highs and lows this year. What worked that you need to be doing more of?

What didn't work? Can you fix it? Do you need to just get rid of it?

But it's not all about the wins

Today, though I want to introduce you to another way to review the year.

And I love this one. Instead of focusing just on what we’ve accomplished this last year, let’s review how YOU have changed.

And let's face it, the year of "the great resignation" has probably wrought a lot of changes in you.

Here's my challenge to you

So, finish this sentence for me;

“In 2021 I became…”

Ohhh, that's a biggie isn't it? Did you just read that and think "Errmmm, Chris, I wouldn't even know where to begin?"

This question takes some thought. This question takes some self-awareness.

And I love my tribe to be self-aware!

How have you changed this year? What did you learn? What breakthroughs or baby steps towards big change have you taken? Have you picked up new skills? Changed your mindset? Learned more about being a business owner?

You can do this anyway you want. Just as one sentence. Or a list of your top 5 changes. Even a top 10 (it’s been one of those years hasn’t it!!).

Want to hear my list? It goes like this:

This year, I became:

🌟 a business owner

🌟 more comfortable being visible

🌟 a guide who helps amazing women change their businesses and their lives

🌟 a loving parent to my damaged inner child (who has FINALLY shut up – bliss!!)

🌟 crystal clear on where I want my business to go next year

Who have you become this year? How have you changed? Does the thought of answering this question bring a tightness in your chest or butterflies in your stomach?

Self-awareness is hard. But it's also the root of change and of our ability to be our own cheerleader.

Find an hour one evening this month or over the weekend, finish your year on a high. Grab a glass of wine, a journal or just a piece of paper and spend an hour or so thinking about who you've become this year!

Feeling brave? Hit the button below and share your answer with me - I'd love to hear it!!

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