As We Wrap up the Year: 3 Quick Questions to Celebrate YOU!

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This is a short and (hopefully) sweet post as it's a busy time of year. In particular, I want you to remember to celebrate YOU this December. For many of us it can feel like a treadmill of sending cards, buying & wrapping gifts—never mind running our own businesses! So make some time to celebrate you...

Like me, you run your own business—and it takes a LOT of time, energy and hard work. You put your heart and soul into it—helping others have better, happier lives, careers and businesses.

And it's so easy to focus on what we didn't get done—and what we still need to work on. So, instead I want you to take a few moments (now if you like!) to reflect on your own achievements.

Here are 3 Quick Questions to Answer:

  1. Name the 5 things you are most proud of this year (remember this isn't about anyone else's standards—this is whatever YOU are proud of!).
  2. What are the 3 biggest things you accomplished?
  3. List the 3 biggest successes your clients had this year.

Know that you are amazing—remember that!

Tip: You could also do this quick exercise with your friends, family—and clients!

So, what are you going to do to celebrate or reward yourself for all your hard work?

For example I organize a holiday party with a group of friends who have their own businesses. And last year I treated myself to a pair of boots I had been eyeing up for the previous 6 months (Dr Martens with wide ribbon laces!). Every time I wear them I remember how hard I work and that I deserve to be proud of myself! What about a nice dinner, spa treatment, or something you wouldn't ordinarily do—or give to—yourself?

Celebration is a confrontation, giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one's actions. Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Emma-Louise Elsey has been coaching since 2003 and is the Founder of The Coaching Tools Company and Fierce Kindness.com. She's passionate about coaching and personal development. Originally a project and relationship manager for Fortune 500 companies she combined her love of coaching, creativity and systems to create over 100 brandable coaching tools, forms and exercises including 30+ completely free coaching tools. She now serves coaches and the coaching world through her exclusive newsletter for coaches, Coaches Helping Coaches Facebook Group and many other great tools, resources and ideas for your coaching toolbox. The Coaching Tools Company is an official ICF Business Solutions Partner.

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