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Dear Leadershifters,

Happy Holidays! As 2021 comes to a close, I wanted to send a quick email with a few laughs, some inspiration, and gratitude!

A day with laughter is a success in my book. These are a couple of my recent faves:

  • Inflatables Anthem by The Holderness Family – this original song pokes fun at all the inflatables that Americans put in their front yards for the holidays. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, this is gut-busting funny.
  • British engineer sets Guinness World Record by stacking five M&Ms – he said it took hundreds of failed attempts before he did it. Not only did this make me chuckle, but it’s also a unique lesson in tenacity. Watch the video here.

Next, some reflection and goal-setting. Ponder these questions as you transition from 2021 to 2022:

  • What do you want to celebrate about 2021?
  • What key lessons did you learn in 2021?
  • What unachieved goal did you blame on Covid, but if you’re honest with yourself, you know that’s not realllyyyy the case? If the goal is still relevant, what steps can you take to jumpstart it?
  • If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you go for in 2022? How will you set out to accomplish it?
  • What is a word or phrase that resonates as a theme to inspire you in 2022? (As an example, mine is Freedom)

If you’re among the first ten people to email me with the answers to these questions, I’ll give you a free 30-minute coaching session to help you go deeper and check in with you periodically as an accountability partner.

Great quotes and why I love them:

  • “You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. You know why? It’s got a 10-second memory. Be a goldfish…” – In the colorful way only Ted Lasso can say it, this profound analogy reminds us to live life forward rather than dwelling in the past.
  • “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal, a goal broken down into steps becomes a plan, a plan backed by action becomes reality.” – Film producer and author Greg Reid reminds us that long-term goals and projects only get realized if we break them down into smaller steps that get us into regular action.
  • “Recruiting the right candidate is not like baseball; nobody is satisfied with a batting average of .250!” – This quote is actually mine 😊 and I hope it whets your appetite for what is to come from us in January!

Lastly, I want to say a HUGE thank you to my clients, social media followers, podcast guests, and other members of The LeaderShift Project community. Here’s to a new year filled with plentiful joy, good health, fulfilling success in whatever form that takes for you, and lots of love.

Shani + TJ Cat

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