You’re on My Gratitude List

To my beloved blog readers,

During this time of year-end reflection, I notice myself thinking about what matters. Gratitude for you comes to mind.

Thank you for your support of my work by reading my blog and possibly showing interest in more ways (attending events, referring clients to me, etc.). Since my work is an expression of my life’s purpose, your support and interest mean the world to me.

I’m including a photo of me enjoying that Whoosh of trust and flow as I rapidly sled downhill. On that day, it reminded me of my option to choose trust on the ride of self-employment. I’m glad that I often remember to go with the flow. I hope you’re experiencing that flow feeling too.

Year in Review

As I look back on my year, I’m especially excited to share these milestones with you:

  • I enjoyed speaking at numerous events including the 18th Annual Women Business Owners Conference, U.Mass. Eisenberg School of Business, PodCamp, Western Mass Business Expo, and the Women Business Owners Association series at Bay Path College.
  • I led my networking workshop for wallflowers at U.Mass. and got invited to lead it at U.Conn. in 2012.
  • I made some wonderful new connections at those events.
  • I hired an e-learning specialist to help me create an online version of my networking workshop (in the works).
  • I had a significant increase in business over last year.
  • I’m finally starting my e-newsletter.
  • I assisted at two coaching trainings which deepened my passion for coaching.
  • Most importantly, I’ve had the honor of helping people clarify their life’s work and bring it into reality — defying the economy and other fears.

Now I’m breathing and taking in this abundance.

What about you? What milestones come to mind as you look back on your year? I invite you to write it down and perhaps leave a comment below.

May this season bring you time to appreciate all that’s here already and all that’s possible.

Best wishes and happy holidays,

Val Nelson

Originally published on December 19, 2011. Last revised on December 28, 2011. This entry was posted in Val's Favs by Val Nelson. Bookmark the permalink.
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  • Victoria Chapman

    I look back on all those times I was rejected from various job applications after my lay-off and how much I felt like I just wasn’t good enough… and then I realize that I was simply looking in the wrong places and going down the wrong path. You helped me realize what my path should be and that I needed to listen to my own inner self more. Yes, self-employment is still a bumpy road, but I feel much more confident now than I did a year ago. And I’m finally achieving some of the things I wanted to. I’m doing my first published magazine illustration this month! And I’ll be hanging work in Northampton in a few months. It’s a slow process getting to where I want to be, but each day, another door opens in the right direction. Thank you for guiding me to determine my path.

    • Oh my, that warms my heart Vicki. Thank you so much for sharing this. Woo hoo on the illustration publication and the art show. I’m so glad you keep sharing your gifts with the world and enjoying the ride.