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Reflecting – Back, Forward, and Upward!
by Danika Deva, NACWE Education Coordinator
Now that all the presents have been unwrapped, Christmas has been packed up (at least for most of us :), and the New Year’s celebrations are over, we naturally start to reflect on relationships, our businesses, things we wanted to do and didn’t, etc. #reflecting
Let’s take a few minutes and reflect a bit: Back, Forward and UP!
Reflecting – Back
As you reflect on the year, ask yourself a few questions.
- What did you do well within your business?
- Whose lives did you touch, bless, or encourage?
- What is one major task that YOU completed that you want to celebrate? (We are going to keep celebrating our successes all year in NACWE, after all.)
- What is one thing you are going to move over (with no self judgement) to 2020 to complete?
Reflecting – Forward
Now let’s reflect forward using “The 5 W’s.”
WHO – Who do you want to reach this year? Who is your business/company for? Yourself, your family, your employees, God? All the above?
WHAT – What is your ultimate goal?
WHY – What is your why? Not what do you do, but “why” you do what you do?
WHERE -Where do you want to go in your entrepreneurship in the new year?
WHEN – When are you going to perform and complete your tasks? (Think Karen’s “Purposeful Planning Workbook”)!
And How (because it has a “W” in it!) – How are you going to do what you need to do?
Reflecting – Upward
And one final reflection; the most important actually. Reflection Upward!
How can you “reflect” your Lord in this next year?
“ So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NLT)
Lord, let us reflect Your glorious image all over the place in the coming year. Let us shine so brightly and boldly in our relationships and our businesses that YOU are known and known well! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
NACWE Education Coordinator
Celebrate 2020 with NACWE
For the whole month of December, we celebrated our successes and celebrated each other. I love that part of NACWE, don’t you? The camaraderie and synergy we get from one another is great. Not only that, but the support, prayer, advice, and love! It’s a win, win, win, win, win, win, win, win!!! Celebrations galore! You get the point!!!
Celebrate Your Wins; Celebrate Christ
Kim Steadman, one of our Elite Members started us off in the first week by “Celebrating our Wins, Celebrating Christ.” She asked us to write a list of our celebrations. Wow, that got me thinking back on the year and all that I had accomplished in my business with the Lord’s help. All I could say was, “Thank you, Jesus, for ALLLLL that!” There were so many celebration items that I had forgotten about and it was great to be reminded of His goodness, even in the middle of the difficulties of life.
Celebrate as Your Hear from God
The second week we had NACWE Team Member, Courtenay Collins, bringing us into a time of prayer as we heard directly from God. In the quietness of a busy day, we stopped and told God how grateful we were and we listened to His response to us. Afterward, we shared our unique nudges from the Lord. We were reminded that we are valuable and that God celebrates us! What a way to celebrate!!
Celebrate Your God-given Plans
And December 17th was a life changer for me. We worked through Karen’s Purposeful Planning Workbook as we celebrated all that God has planned for us. As we cranked out plans for the next 12 weeks, we systematically got to what was most important and structured our list as we prayed, planned, and purposefully were productive.
This “Purposeful Planning” Day jazzed me so much I decided to set aside 24 hours over 4 days to crank out my 12-week plan. It worked! I have just a few hours left and am excited to tell you I need to make a new next plan! Just organizing it with the workbook took me from overwhelmed and frozen with so many things to do that I wasn’t moving forward, to streamlining what I needed to do first and foremost and then moving on to what I needed to do each step of the way. And you can bet I am celebrating that I accomplished so much in such a short time.
Celebrate with NACWE
I share all this because I have only been a member of NACWE for part of a year and it has been so instrumental in helping me move my company to a new level. I jumped right into the Pomodoro workspace sessions (join us Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs mornings), joined the Elite Membership so I could dig into the vault and learn as much as I could, got connected, asked questions, and blessed others in the process.
Joining NACWE has brought energy, fun, connection, laughter, planning, training, love, new ideas, polished deliverables, and more. I really could go on and on sharing about the new friends/entrepreneurs I have met, the conference I got to attend, the movie I wrote at the Lakeside Writing Retreat, the activities I created to help families heal, and the blessing that NACWE has been to me!
Yes, this is the season of celebration and the one thing I am most excited to celebrate with NACWE is that our leader, Karen Lindwall-Bourg, leads us first and foremost to the Lord. She consistently demonstrates inviting the Lord into everything we do because we do what we do for His glory. We do this as He gives us ideas, passions and goals, He directs and guides us, and He helps us finish what He has given us to do. Actually, we can celebrate because of HIM!
Celebrate a New Year
So as we start another year, may we continue to celebrate all that God has done in our businesses, our homes, our relationships, and our lives! May we continue to “Purposefully Plan” so we bring Him glory and point others to Him!
And Thank You, Karen, for leading the way!
Danika Deva, NACWE Education Coordinator