>Inspiring Your Authentic Week

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Inspiring Your Authentic Week

Happy New Year

Posted: 05 Jan 2009 02:21 AM CST

Imagine if we could facilitate an authentically happy new year for everyone. Imagine if as well as taking responsibility for our own authentic happiness we could somehow help others to find or create authentic happiness in their lives too.

Particularly those who, by an accident of birth, happen to be in a place or have a life where authentic happiness is a real challenge.

I am specific about authentic happiness because we are talking about the deep contentment that comes from inner peace and love, not the passing euphoria.

I believe that if everyone of us who can, takes responsibility for our own authentic happiness, and for contributing to the authentic happiness of those around us. We make the world a better place – one person at a time.

I am going to repeat a little of last weeks message as I think many were offline last week.

In our house every New Years Eve, we equip ourselves and our guests with paper and crayons and we each draw our vision for the coming year.

We draw the way we want things to be. It is important not to be limited by what we might believe to be realistic. It is important just to be clear about how we want things to be, at least in our minds. The drawing is there to remind us of the thought and the feeling.

We draw the way we want our relationships, home, work, health and whatever else to develop over the year. We then post our drawings somewhere, on the fridge or by the desk, so that they are in front of us on a daily basis.

Having our resolutions and aspirations in front of us constantly helps to remind us what we are working towards.

I want more of us to achieve our aspirations and dreams. I believe that if more of us followed our hearts, found confidence and fulfilment the world would be a better place for all of us.

In my drawing this year (you can see it at www.neilcrofts.com if you follow the “be inspired” link) my big challenge is to be more loving ( I can be quite grumpy :-), this is represented by a big heart in the drawing.

Another challenge is to be fit and do some cycling events, this is represented by a picture of me cycling up hill, with the number 76 (kilos) under it, weight is important when riding uphill.

Another challenge this year is to connect our two smallish houses together. In the summer it is not a problem, but in the winter (we do have one) having the kids playroom in a separate building is a pain.

A further challenge is represented by a map of the world with lines reaching all over the world from Mallorca and with the logos of Authenticis and neilcrofts.com. The challenge here is for me to work hard enough and smart enough for the authentic message to reach around the world. One aspect of this will be running authentic leadership and Innovation workshops and training courses remotely by phone conference (see the article “Innovative, Innovation Training“). If you can help with this challenge, please let me know.

So – here is my New Year offer to you. If you do your drawing, photograph it and e-mail me the photo I will give you three coaching sessions for the price of two. During the sessions we will focus on the aspirations and resolutions in your drawing and how you can achieve them.

For more information on how my coaching sessions work please see www.neilcrofts.com

With love


Neil Crofts
inspiration innovation motivation

+44 (0)7775 658534

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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