I hope you are all well.
Have you carved out any time to do a mid-year review? Have you blocked out some time to meet with yourself?
If not, a Wednesday is a great time to do it; the middle point of the week when you can re-assess whether you are on track, or need to rethink your plans.
What I love about a mid-way check in
I’ve been reflecting on a lot relating to my work this month; a year out of academia; a year in business; 2 years since I burnout; and the half-way point of this year.
I’ve asked myself the following:
What are the core things that have worked well - what am I proud of?
What has not gone as I planned - and how do I feel about that?
What am I going to continue doing, or change?
While, these work well for looking back over a year of six months, you can apply them to any time-scale. I return to these questions often.
These three prompts give you the bones and core of what matters to you. It is important to stay anchored to that; or, to change if what you planned is no longer serving you.
I’ve posted on my blog my reflection of how I have made it past the 1 year in business marker - offering some practical tips and some prompts to think about if the possibility of self-employment is on your horizon or mind.
I’ll be adding more to the blog over the coming weeks on the identity work of leaving academia; how my business continues to evolve; and why I’m paring back and focussing on offering fewer things; the services that add most value and make the most difference.
What else would you like to hear more about?
Thinking about a change of path? Join the Facebook group
I work with women in academia - both those staying in and getting unstuck, as well as women who are exploring the possibility of a change (in place, pace or career).
I’ll be hosting a live ‘mini-mindset reset’ chat tomorrow on my closed Facebook group for subscribers at 4pm.
I’ll be chatting about the core questions to ask yourself before you think about any moves - making sure the choices you make are yours and are propelled by moving towards the good - rather than running from the bad.
‘1 hour wonder’ sessions: availability for July
If you are thinking about coaching, I have a limited number of 1 hour sessions available in July. These are suitable to trouble-shooting and regaining clarity on a core aspect of work, or a writing project.
These cost £119 and this includes a pre-session workbook with prompts to get planning; a one hour Skype or Zoom call; a follow up action plan via email; an accountability check in email 6 weeks after your call.
I am trialling a direct booking system using Calandly, which you can link to here. If you book, you will receive an email from me with contact details, invoice and preparation workbook.
As ever, my inbox is open as are my DMs - always happy to chat and to hear if there are any specific questions you would like me to tackle in the newsletter.