There are so many angles on how we can unpack ‘pride’ so I have been mulling over how to capture my thinking for this one as I kept going off on tangents.
If Freedom, is having the ability to act or change without constraint, then I look forward to feeling freer and lighter than I have in years. If something is “free” if it can change easily and it is not constrained in its present state, then I look forward to singing as I fly into the new year.
When our Ikigai is in alignment, we are successful. When we are successful we are energetic and enthusiastic. When we have mojo we reap the benefits of staying true to our values and of making good choices.
But now I am not hearing warm greetings. Instead, I am facing a mountain of rejection and hostility. All because I am visibly different.
Reflecting on who and what have we appreciated this year, a year like no other, seemed like an apt way to wrap up the emotional rollercoaster through positively affirming what has kept us going, individually and collectively.
I think it is fair to say that 2020 has been the most frustrating year we have ever experienced. At times, nothing has felt easy.
I coach a lot of people and one thing I often to bring as challenge is what is going on internally rather than externally, what we do implicitly which we need to make more explicit.
Being strong, to me, means having the resources ie the mental skills, and the physical capabilities to overcome difficulties.
A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to the event, your contributions were phenomenal. Thank you also to our partners for supporting the event, to my co-host Bennie and wingman (behind the scenes) Richard and to the audience for joining us – your engagement, reflections and questions brought the virtual event to life.
The Academy of Women’s Leadership fills that space, the workshops, the reading, the coaching are all tools and resources to empower everyone to be, to become, to own the leader inside of them in an authentic and courageous way.