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Start the Year Celebrating Your Wins & Setting Your Intentions

Rich Johnson
Rich Johnson

Posted Sep 28, 2021

Think about these areas of your life: work/career, relationships, health, interests and impact. Take about 10 minutes and use this worksheet to identify three wins you’d like to celebrate and use the questions to reflect on and celebrate those wins.

Setting Intentions

How many of you have set new year's resolutions that you don’t keep? I for sure have. In fact, research suggests that only 8% of people stick with their new year resolutions. The lack of follow-through on those resolutions can usually be traced back to not sharing the resolutions with others, and not connecting them to our values. 

Activity: Values & Intentions

Consider one personal value that you want to more fully live out in 2020. Think of a value as a quality or behavior that you want to be true for you - how you live your life. I recently made a commitment to lean into the value of community - both personally and professionally. Here’s a great list of values to get you started. Use the second page of this worksheet to write down that value and why it’s important to you at this time. Then go back to the same areas from our celebration exercise and identify three measurable intentions or goals for the coming year. Make them realistic, measurable, and be sure to identify what habit or practice you will commit to that will support your goal.

Share It

Hopefully, you identified someone to do this activity with you, but even if you didn’t, find someone who you can share your work with. Do it over coffee or drinks and (as we like to do at Ignite), toast to your wins and intentions!

Ignite is a learning community for today’s professionals to develop into the purpose-driven leaders of tomorrow. Through weekly in-person training experiences and a network of inspiring peers, we cultivate the character and competence to lead in a complex world. Learn more about our community here, or apply to become a member here.

Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is a leadership coach and consultant with nearly two decades of experience starting, leading and advising organizations. Rich works at the intersection of people /culture and strategy /operations to create thriving places to work. As a Principal at sr4 Partners, he works with clients ranging from high growth startups to F100 companies, training their leaders, consulting on strategy, and designing programs that facilitate inclusive and thriving cultures. Rich’s work with diversity, equity and inclusion began in 2003 as a member of his company’s diversity council, and today includes leading executive-level consulting engagements for clients as they navigate these critical and uncharted waters. Rich founded Spark Ventures in 2007, a nonprofit funding jobs, education and healthcare in marginalized communities in Africa, Latin America and the U.S. In 2017, he cofounded Ignite, a leadership development company that was acquired by sr4 Partners in 2020. He speaks, writes and in his free time loves to read, run and hang with his two dogs.

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