“Fall is a reminder change can be beautiful” – unknown
Hi Friends, welcome to my seasonal newsletter, “The Gardener’s Glove”. My intention with this bulletin is to pop in quarterly to share the latest #careertalk guidance, keep you informed of exclusive programs and sprinkle in a few of my ‘flourishing favorites’ — recommendations for a dose of blooming inspiration: books, podcasts, blogs, recipes and more!
As I’m writing this, I can’t believe it’s already September! September has always felt like a new beginning, not unlike January, although in a lighter way. There’s a spark of energy without pressure. Maybe it’s the crisp in the air or the crunch of the leaves or the golden, stunning scenery. These hints of autumn remind me of transformation. It could be rearranging schedules to align with back to school, or a radical shift in temperatures, or the ever-changing vivid landscape. The signs of transformation surround us in the most nostalgic, lovely and inspiring ways.
Speaking of change and transformation, no doubt 2020 is one for the history books! For myself, leaving a 15+ year corporate career in December 2019 to leap into self-employment was the right decision…although who knew it would be followed by a worldwide pandemic? This was NOT in the plans!
Of course, it’s easy to get engulfed in the pandemic news followed by all manner of doubtful what-ifs. When I find myself in this mode of what-if and worry, I’m reminded that I cannot control the economy or the stock market or the weather for that matter (BTW, it snowed in May!). Focusing on things I have no control over spirals into unproductive thoughts and only compounds the situation, leaving me tired from wasted emotion, time and energy. While I may not be able to change the economy (or the weather!), I can always do something to improve myself and decide to be flexible + adaptable.
Which is why I’m choosing to focus my time on pouring energy and extra effort into supporting you — my community — through this unprecedented time. Whether you’re branching out with a big career change or in need of an updated strategy for a personalized job search or a simple dash of inspiration to spark change, I’m here for you.
As we transition into autumn, a season of change during a year of chaos, I’m focusing on resetting:
Not fighting the past — but letting it go
Not rushing to the next shiny thing — choosing to intentionally build the new
Not getting caught in the what-ifs — instead, proactively stepping forward
Although September 2020 is unique in more ways than one, this year I’m choosing to Reset + Reboot + Level Up. And I invite you to join me.
As F. Scott Fitzgerald elegantly states, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”
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