#ShowingUp with Anese Cavanaugh

Are you ready for 2010? What are you thinking?


Are you ready? I am. With boots on, bells on, and whatever else I care to wear into the New Year. I love the week after Thanksgiving. It’s a sign that we’re well into the holidays and no matter what’s happening in life, there’s a feeling of magic in the air. The magic of the holidays and good cheer, the magic of the feeling of hope for what’s to come, an overflow of gratitude from the previous weekend, perspective gained, bridges built, grudges forgiven, a bit of easier breathing after a long weekend, it just feels like a higher level of joy and connection, and it feels exciting for business…it’s a good week. It’s also the week that December begins. Yowza. How did that happen?

So as I sit here today, at my favorite little coffee shop on the river in St. Charles, working on the next DTE Power Pack Implementation Guide “The Impact of True Acknowledgement, Connection and Joy on Organizational Health – and How to Create It.” I’m a bit abuzz with a feeling of wonderment for what’s to come in the rest of this year, and what’s to be created for 2010. I have to tell you that my body, mind and soul are fully aware today that we create our own reality. Our thoughts become things. What we think about, we attract and expand in our lives – good and bad. This is not limited to business or personal – it is very much enmeshed throughout – like food coloring in water. And it can have a serious impact on your leadership, the engagement levels of the people you lead, and your bottom line. Whether that impact is positive or not - is totally up to the thoughts you choose to focus on and what you choose to do with them. (Gotta have those thoughts align with action to support them!)

So before I jump back into my writing – I invite you to ponder what you’re thinking about these days. What are you believing about your business, your life, your relationships, the economy, your body, your kids, your finances, your leadership? What are you thinking and believing and how will that serve you or slow you down for 2010? I’ll be doing my own reflection as well and I’d love to hear what you find. Whatever you do, enjoy, have fun, and know that you are appreciated.

To all readers...Here's to joy, appreciation, and purposeful thinking (and action) for even better bottom line results all around...//Anese