Phew! It’s been (another) unusual year. No matter how you’re finding yourself in this holiday season (excited, energized, and invigorated, or exhausted, overwhelmed, and weary, or somewhere in between) the Life Lenses® and I have your back
Not sure what the Life Lenses® are? They’re a tool to help you discover what comes onto your radar easily, naturally, and comfortably, and what flies below your radar because it’s awkward, unfamiliar, or foreign. You can use the Lenses to help you communicate with more clarity, resolve conflict with more ease, build your team, and/or even with your parenting.
You may wish to pause here if you haven’t taken your Life Lenses® yet. Discover your lenses here for free!
Welcome back! Now pull up a chair, put your feet up, and cast your mind back to both reflect on where you’ve come and forward, to where you want to go. With a little help from the Life Lenses®.
This is a wee chance to reflect on where you’ve been and where you want to go. Where you’ve risen. Where there are reasons to celebrate, and where there are times to pause and deliberate. And where there are times to jump in and go for it.
Feel free to play some inspirational or relaxing music while you do so.
As we get ready to turn the page on another year’s calendar, take a few moments to reflect back on 2022 and then, with a deep breath, ahead to 2023.
Think about the different world views and perspectives when you’re reflecting back and forward, the ones that we bring to the table. And gather them ALL around, Life Lenses™ style, to expand your options and your choices. Bring on the expanded views. Bring on the freedom.
If you did your Life Lenses® assessment, the four individual lenses that you self-assessed, as are the ones you’ll likely shine in. They’re where the ease, the comfort, the assets, and your strengths lie.
Which is all great.
Annnnnd be sure to look to the gifts of the Life Lenses® that you did not self-assess as. For they have plenty of insight to offer.
Stop and Go Life Lenses®
From the Stop Life Lens™ which values contemplation, reflection, pausing, and ruminating, I wish you time to pause and collect yourself and your thoughts. Spend some time journaling, doodling, meditating, or just plain thinking.
And from its partner the Go Life Lens™, which emphasizes action, hitting the gas, and jumping into things, I wish you time to experiment, play, dive in, and take decisive action.
Mountain and Carrot Life Lenses®
Looking through the Mountain Life Lens™, which focuses on the big picture, strategy, and trends, I wish you time to lift your head up and look up and out to what’s ahead for you. Take a deep breath of that mountain air and look up and head.
And from its complement, the Carrot Life Lens™, which adores details and focusing, take a moment to get real, and get specific about what you want, and the specifics needed to achieve that.
Head and Heart Life Lenses®
From the Head Life Lens™ which honours facts, logic, and information, I wish you time to emphasize learning, research, reading, and other resources to support you, and your actions.
Then from the other side of the continuum, the Heart Life Lens™, which honours intuition, instinct, and gut feelings, I wish you time to hone in on and listen to that little wise voice inside of you and what it’s telling you, and where it’s pointing you.
Journey and Destination Life Lenses®
And finally, the Journey Life Lens™, which emphasizes process and ‘how,’ I wish you the ability to focus on how you’ll achieve what you’re setting out to accomplish in 2023 and beyond.
And from Journey Life Len’s™ partner in crime, the Destination Life Lens™, which focuses on the ‘what’, the tasks, and objectives, I wish you a clear, definite, defined list of goals.
Take a few minutes and look around from the different Life Lenses™ – especially if you’re feeling overwhelmed and a little (or a lot) harried these days. Better days are in view.
The Life Lenses™ and I wish you a balance of quiet, contemplative time over the holidays (however, wherever and whatever you celebrate) paired with enough adrenaline-fueling activity to get you energized and excited for the new year.
Bring on peace, inclusion, health, and learning.
Now go on and learn, laugh, and lead
- Take time right now, for yourself to look back on 2022 and look forward to 2023 using the insights that each Life Lenses® brings.
- Aim high. Leap into 2023 with the Life Lenses® at your back. Give it a whirl!
- Curious to know more about your worldview and perspective – find out what your specific Life Lenses® are. You can take the assessment for free here for outta sight insight.
P.S. For all you Learning and Development Roundtable members, as we’re taking a break from the Roundtable for the month of December, during that time I’ll be sending you my weekly tips on how to learn, laugh and lead. Like this one! And if you want to sign up to receive these weekly tips you can do that here. Welcome!