Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Year of the Rooster

Year of the Rooster

Well… what a year 2016 has been. Brexit, the new US president elect, and the devastating Syrian crisis. We have also lost so many iconic talents last year too; David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, and Victoria Wood to name but just a few, and of course the tragic loss of Jo Cox. On a happier note, the Rio Olympics were very successful for many of our athletes, and I was delighted the women’s hockey team won gold.

When I reflect on the last year, personally it has been a year of many contrasts, with some wonderful highs and challenging lows, but a year when I have gained some very valuable continued personal growth. I think one of the most impactful experiences last year was a live performance I attended in Bristol of a young poet and musician by the name of Kate Tempest. She certainly has a big heart and a seemingly bigger message. Her edict invites us to examine this time in history when the world appears to be so divided, yet there is infinitely more that connects us. Her vision is for us to connect, and to love more and harbour less hate.

In preparing this blog, I reminded myself that it is the Chinese year of the Rooster. If you are born in the year of the Rooster, the predictions are that 2017 will be a good time to earn money and get married! I also found a local publication called B24/7 which shared what some local people were most looking forward to this year. Contributions included strengthening professional relationships, embarking on new business challenges and roadworks in and around Bristol disappearing!

Thinking forward to 2017, perhaps you too could take a few moments to think about what you are looking forward to most. The chances are that if you are reading this, you are considering working with a coach to help you figure out your plans, so maybe take a look at this link for inspiration http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/people/interviews/what-are-you-most-looking-forward-to-about-2017

Whatever your wishes for 2017, I wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful year.

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