The Gift of 2020 - What a Year!

This year has been a very different year compared to most. My end-of-year message to my wonderful clients, partners and followers is usually where I quote a Christmas song, but this year I've decided to include one of my favourite songs which I feel depicts 2020 and how many people have been.
It's been great to see people "being human". This is the very ethos of my business, and I hope to have always lived by this value in my career. This year has, at times, been less than easy - but I've seen so many great positives too. I feel I've learnt about myself, and have become even more comfortable with who I am as a leader.

These are my thoughts below. Rather than the 12 days of Christmas, they are presented in the 12 months of 2020!

January - A fresh new year
February - Challenge the norm
March - The world turned upside down
April - How quickly we learn!
May - Will it ever end?
June - A ray of sunshine
July - Don't count your chickens
August - What holiday?
September - School's back
October - We thought we were getting back to normal..?
November - Take two
December - Who knows? But that's OK!

Realise, aspire to, and do what M.H. Clark asks you to do:

"No, you will never be perfectly perfect.
But you will be incredibly, strikingly, heart-swellingly wonderful.
You will be a human being who is doing everything you can with everything you have.
You will be a human being who is getting better at the work and challenge of life.
You will be a human being who takes what you are given and makes something remarkable with it.
In fact, you already are!"

Best wishes for a peaceful festive period. I'm signing off from now until January the 4th, but please contact me in the meantime and I'll reply ASAP.


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