Reflect & Release: Setting the Stage for 2023
We all know that life can be difficult, but it is important to remember that we are not alone.
There are people in the world who face even greater struggles than our own. Today, the passing of Stephen “Twitch” Boss” was an unfortunate reminder. I was a fan, and I've followed Twitch for years. He danced with such passion that you felt it in your bones. I know his spirit will live on through his children, wife, extended family, and all those he positively impacted, who will carry on his legacy as they move forward.
No one's death is insignificant. When we lose someone, they leave a hole in the world that can never be filled. The legacy of a life lived well leaves an impact that will continue to grow long after the person has left our world. Almost leaving the planet earlier this year gave me a glimpse into what it feels like to live in a world without you—and I don't ever want to go back there again.
Last month's book launch party marked the end of a two-year process. It was amazing to tell each person in the room how much they meant to me and what their support had meant for me over the years. It felt like I was closing one chapter of my life and opening another.
My process for reflecting on 2022 is as follows:
Review my 22 for 2022 list again
Create a list of 22 things I accomplished
Freewrite about the year, answering questions such as:
What activities felt like play to you?
What did you find yourself thinking about again and again?
What did your ideal workday look like?
How can you improve based on what didn’t work well this year?
Setting the Stage for 2023 looks like:
Creating a Vision Statement
Crafting an Intention Phrase that I can repeat and see daily
Selecting a Word of the Year that makes the vision and intent succinct
Re-envisioning what productivity means and looks like now that more of my time will be devoted to childcare compared to working
Adjusting my expectations when navigating probably the most uncertain terrain I’ve navigated in my career to date
Making a list of 23 ways of being/tasks to strive for as a motivational technique and tool for reflection as I navigate the upcoming year
There was a delay in the last batch of books shipped, but everyone who participated in the pre-sale should receive theirs before we close out the year.
Me Power won THE award for Best Book in the Non-Fictional Motivational Category in an international literary awards contest! 🏆
I’ll do a better job posting media and podcasts in my updates here. In the meantime, please visit lanysha.com for links to the latest podcast interviews about Me Power.
More to come in 2023!
Everyone’s asking what’s next now that Me Power is out.
My primary goal is TO SELL, SELL, SELL the book. I’m taking a three-tiered approach to work with learning institutions, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit companies. My next speaking engagement is a lunch-and-learn for a group that purchased 50 copies of Me Power. The tiers require the entity to purchase books in bulk, and I will provide a highly customized workshop/training/public speaking engagement. No group is too small! I’m also aiming to ensure Me Power is available in libraries and bookstores in major cities across the country. Currently, you can buy from major retailers and local bookstores by giving them the title and ISBN (they’ll have to order) or online at any of the following links:
Signed Copies (from the author)
Three ⚡️ in 31 Seconds
⚡️ Check in with people you care about, especially the strong ones. Intentionally. The human they’re being behind the roles they play requires it. It’s important to remind them that they have your support and love.
⚡️ How do you typically close out the end of the year?
⚡️ Let's not wait until we're on our deathbeds to realize how important we are; let's keep this truth at the forefront of our minds. Every moment matters.