Chasing Inspiration

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My A-Team

I unintentionally took most of January off from blogging. It's a new year and the start of a new decade and I wanted to think about my directions and intentions for 2010. It wasn't my goal to be silent on the blog front during this time. If you missed me and wondered what I've been up to, I apologize for the radio silence.

Starting this week I'm back! I have some ideas for blog topics and how I can keep moving with some of the projects and topics I already have. I also have some ideas for organizing the look of my blog and sharing more information about my coaching and my writing. I hope to make some posts a little more interactive and encourage you to participate!

One thing that I was reminded of during my radio silence is my propensity to over commit. I blogged about this back in December. My husband was very amused with the post since he's been telling me for years that I over commit. The pendulum swung back the other way in December and I didn't commit to much of anything. It was a nice vacation from commitments, one I really needed. Now that I'm rested and focused I want to be sure I don't jump back in with both feet and make more agreements than is humanly possible for me to deliver.

To assist me with balance I have started to create my own A-Team; which is more oversight committee than guns for hire. You'll have to trust me on this. *grin*

The members are people I love and trust. They understand the various interests and values that are meaningful to me, they know my strengths and they have insights into my weaknesses - because let's call it like it is, okay? We are "meeting" every other week for a short amount of time to discuss my time, projects and plans. I am accountable to them for my follow through. I can veto them in their suggestions though I have committed to hearing them out and weighing their collective feedback before making decisions. It's a small, select group. And they have my best interests at heart.

I personally think everyone needs support in order to make it through this life. While not everyone needs a committee to act as confidantes and sounding boards, I think everyone should have their own A-Team -- one or two people who you trust to hold your intentions and give you honest feedback.

Who is on your A-Team? How do you intend to utilize this gifted group of individuals to help you realize your potential in 2010?


1 comment:

  1. I go to different people for different things, but I have a couple of friends, and we're pretty close and local. I then have a few friends that are further away but would do what they could if needed. My friends are all very unique so it's great to have a depth in their support as well.