The Yin and Yang of Summer
Welcome to my 'Not-So-Monthly' newsletter!
We're closing in on the month of June. How the heck did six months go so fast!? It has been a busy 2011 so far! I bet the same for you. Well, as July approaches, I am experiencing a bit of a Yin and Yang
yearning for what I'm wanting this summer.
On one hand, June marks the half-time of 2011. So part of me wants to reflect, check in and make sure I am on track to make this a great year. I know how fast times flies so I want to grab this opportunity to do a half-time review
and re-energize and re-focus my goals and intentions for the second half of 2011.
On the other hand, it's summer for goodness sake! I want to kick back a bit, rest, play golf, have more bbqs, see more of friends and family, read more books, vacation and find some time to do nothing, nada, zilch.
Well, I am going to both. That's Yin and Yang for y'a. How about you?
The Yin and Yang philosophy is about two opposites dependent on each other for balance. So to plan, engage and thoughtfully prepare for the second half of 2011, we also need to do that 'summer rest/fun' thing. And likewise, to truly enjoy that break, isn't it so much better knowing you are on track and know what you have/want to do going forward after your break?
So this issue of TGIMworklife newsletter honours both intentions.
Just for fun and to honour the spirit of the laid-back part of summer, here's an article I stumbled across from a Forbes blog that you might enjoy. "How to Quit Your Career For the Summer
". From my perspective, the author is a bit extreme in her advice about doing no
work but I do like her overall message - especially the part about making time for the ice cream truck!
Also in this newsletter (scroll down): a word about some new stuff coming soon from Big Cheese Coaching
on the EQ front; and a few more articles that you might enjoy related to career advancement, retirement (life) planning and one of my most recent posts called "Small Rock, Big Tumble, and Bigger Questions"
(Hint: I tripped and fell while jogging earlier this week -- and reminded myself that there are no such things as accidents and coincidences in life!).
Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and ideas with you. Wishing you a summer that is abundantly in balance with both Yin and Yang. See you very soon!
Eileen Chadnick, PCC, ACPC, ABC
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