Kickstart 2021 | Shake it Off
Reset | Refocus | Recharge
By Stephanie Marshall, Toronto based Master Alignment Coach
Reset for 2021 Looks Different
Let’s check to see if we’re on the same page. This isn’t going to sound very “coachy” but here we go.
I’m not in the mood for the usual holiday cheer fanfare. I’m also not in the mood for the “2020” holiday fanfare… you know, when the brands tells us that this year we are celebrating the more meaningful things, so we need to be grateful and we can safely shop with them? And furthermore, I’m not in the mood for the type of optimistic new-year goal-setting kickstart focused event that I’ve done the past few Decembers.
Nadine and I weren’t sure what to do about our Kickstartology annual flagship event.
We are not in denial that 2020 was different, and we asked ourselves how (and if) we could do something that would add value, not just add noise.
It was a tough decision because the mood out there seems to be shifting every few days (hours sometimes) and there is so much uncertainty. This uncertainty is exhausting because we can’t just operate on auto-pilot. Everything needs to be figured out constantly, and many things we can’t even control.
Bread in Bed
One evening recently I found myself in bed, eating a plain baguette, scrolling through election Twitter. This was not a delightful indulgence-self-care-decadence moment. This was a fuck-it-give-me-carbs-while-I-empty-my-brain moment. And I’m sharing this because I know that I’m not the only one who is having what I’m going to start calling “bread in bed” moments.
And this is why we decided to go forward. In times like these, the things that help us reconnect and feel grounded are critical so that we don’t lose ourselves. So that we can pull ourselves out of the “bread in bed” moments, and even help pull others out. If you’re going to have bread in bed, do it right. Make it a delicious croissant on a leisurely Saturday morning.
We are hosting Kickstart 2021 because we can help you reconnect to the lightness that comes with getting out of the weeds and feeling more in control. We can help you feel like yourself, the best of yourself. We will give you an opportunity to focus on yourself in a way you might not have had time to for a while.
I won’t lie and pretend that Zoom is the same and that we can make the same deep connections as our in-person event allowed for. There won’t be hugging, eating, or whispered secrets. But there will be truth, the moments of clarity, and the fun you have come to expect from us. We will still be blunt, a little irreverent, and ready to push you to get out of your comfort zone and be honest with yourself.
Kickstart 2021 will set you up to better handle the next phase of 2020 and be ready for 2021. Remember how good it feels to explore what’s possible and make decisions for yourself? You have the opportunity to start looking forward to it, remember optimistic anticipation. It’s not relief about what we are putting behind us, it’s about the joy in what’s to come.
If you want to get back to that feeling, that re-charged energy, and thinking about things that matter to you for real, join us.
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