Life is so beautiful. It can be SO hard at times….it can also be unbelievable incredible at times, too good to be true even.
To get vulnerable, our family has been navigating a massive reorg with my husband’s employer. His job and many others in the corporate function have been impacted. That has brought forth loads of interviews, loads of uncertainty…. and even more challenging - not knowing where we will be living next. It’s easy to choose frustration, fear, anxiety and the list goes on.
Thank goodness one of my favorite things to do is read. Recently this quote stopped me in my tracks.
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven’t. - Thomas Edison
Instead, we are thinking of this as a time of adventure, of possibilities, of creativity, of options…and mostly I feel energized and excited about the future - I truly believe our next phase has even greener pastures (though Switzerland is pretty darn green and just amazing in general!).
I think at times we all can get into a rut or feel stuck. When this happens, one thing that works is baby steps and going after the lowest hanging fruit to take action and move in the right direction. Taking the baby steps towards your goals brings much joy, purpose and excitement and this is what I’m continuing to focus on as we prepare for 2023!
In our company, we have a saying we all rally around and it’s ‘Go Higher!’! We are on a mission to ‘Go Higher’ with our own positive growth and take everyone with us (that is whoever wants to be part of the contagious and positive momentum!).
I don’t talk a lot about that here…but If you ever feel stuck, one awesome thing you can do is consider partnering with a coach who will provide you with new tools and a real path forward to your goals in life. We offer international career coaching services and absolutely love this body of work: from 360-degree feedback assessments, leadership assessments/reports and the list goes on!
So, what am I working on…it’s a little more personal but is a big driver of our organizational purpose for ourselves and our team. I’ve decided I’m kicking Mom Guilt to the curb for 2023. Back in 2018, I completely changed course to ensure I was a very present Mom for my kiddos…it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done and I wouldn’t change it for the world! That being said, some days I still get that Mom guilt creeping up for loads of reasons. The point is, we all have things we want to improve and work on - but what are we doing about it?
Small micro improvements make a lifetime of difference and impact for yourself and those around you! Surrounding yourself by people that give you energy instead of taking it, seeking positivity and goodness in your life in what we watch and read, choosing healthy habits each day….so many ways to move forward out of that rut and live life as your best self.
Here’s to 2023 - exciting things ahead in this beautiful, challenging and dynamic life! :)
Author: Erika Butler, CEO