Make sense of your storyline from the past 12 months and reflect on what script you would like to experience in the year ahead.
I’ve been thinking about the “old days” before Netflix and binge-watching, to the era when the quality of TV began to equal, or surpass in many instances, that of films. Although I personally never watched them, shows like Lost, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones were national obsessions for a minute, as there were fewer home media options and outlets only a decade ago. Ahhh … such a time of simplicity and unity!
In this new world of lockdowns and quarantines, we have become an even more captive audience for numerous formats of entertainment being broadcast to us, mostly on demand, in a variety of ways. And then there are the real-life soap operas and dramas going on in our country — which via the news media’s crafted narratives and framing make it increasingly harder to believe what is fact and what is fiction, with the truth generally lying somewhere in between. This means that, more than ever, the onus is on each of us to discern for ourselves what we can from those vying to control our minds, bodies and bank accounts. But that is a topic for another day… .
Since we are approaching the end of a year that no one would have believed if they read it in a script a year ago, it’s important to see what part you have played in 2020: What were your plot twists and character development? What do you want next season to look like, or is it a series finale for you in a relationship, job or living situation, or in your persona? What new character would you like to play or story would you like to write in 2021 and beyond?
We all need an escape now and then, and movies and TV shows can be a very big and enjoyable part of that, but how much time are you investing in a fictional world rather than in your own?
If you need help breaking away from the boob tube in order to make sense of your own storyline, I’m offering an interactive talk on Dec. 15 called The Year that was 2020: Review, Revel & Recalibrate. And if you’d like more individualized attention, I can help you find the meaning in what has transpired and clarify what you should be focusing on, I am offering 20 percent off my coaching services when you use coupon code HOLIDAY2020 from now until Dec. 20 and schedule through Jan. 31, 2021. It’s a great opportunity to invest in yourself and/or give as a gift to others as we navigate this massively transformative time.
P.S. This PGG Video of the Week reminds you to learn from your past, and this Instagram post reminds you to stay on your path. For something a little more in-depth with my thoughts on personal growth and history, check out this podcast-style interview with Rick Young of What’s in Your Hand Radio Show.
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Kristina Leonardi is a nationally recognized career and life coach, speaker and author who for over 13 years has empowered individuals to make lasting professional and personal changes aligned with their true passions and talents while fulfilling their role in the world at large.With a holistic and personal growth-oriented approach, she has helped hundreds of men and women over the past decade improve their job performance, enter or re-enter the job force, change careers, better manage their time and stress, and live happier, more meaningful, balanced lives. Her specialty is working with people who feel stuck or are in transition and can help you clarify exactly what you want to do, identify blocks, issues, and patterns in your way, and offer proven ideas, resources, and action steps to get you there.
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