The holiday season has traditionally been a time of peace and goodwill. We’d rise above the daily hassles. We spend time with family, see our friends and connect with our colleagues over gifts, mince pies and parties.
I hope we still do all those things, but this year feels different.
We’ve had a cultural earthquake. First Britain cracked, then the US broke apart, now we’re seeing tremors in Europe.
It’s exposed big cracks between people that were previously united. There are such drastic differences of opinion that we fear the other side and what they want for our shared future.
When did we stop working together as a nation? When did we lose the ability to have a conversation, discuss our differences with respect and find a middle ground?
It feels like the middle ground fell into those giant cracks and we are all waiting to see if we stay standing or fall over.
Can you make a difference?
If there is a single belief behind my coaching and my posts, it is that we have the ability to change things. We aren’t passive riders on our life’s raft; we can decide where we want to go and steer that direction.
Change takes two things, the desire to put the effort in and a plan for how to go about it. Continue reading