Welcome to the last edition of “Fearlessly Authentic” for the year 2020. It is December!!!! The season to be jolly. What a year 2020 has been, yet my warriors, we charged on, fought the fear and we have finished strong. This year has been a journey of self-awareness and growth.
As we reintroduce ourselves to the rest of the world, I’d like us to finish out the series on an introspective look at our scars, so we can resume our battle stations! Have you liked our military tone? This 2020 has come at me personally with so much that I could have just allowed to stress me, but thankfully I said no! And I want you to say no too.
Hello Dear Readers Welcome to a new dawn, a new season and a new move. With the ongoing pandemic that is ravaging the world, there is a feeling that the world has literally turned on its head. In most conversations both in the public space and in private, there is a new phrase that often comes up and that is that “this is the new normal”. Looking inward, we realise that the main thing driving the “new normal” is fear.
We have spent this year so far being thrown off-balance by the current pandemic. It has however been a perfect time to rest and let go, which is what we have hopefully found time to do in these past few months: Retreat, Refresh, Renew; Embrace, Empower, Energise, Surrender, Seek and Sustain for a period of Time.
Welcome to this month’s edition of “Fearlessly Authentic”. As the year winds down and we start to look to 2020, let’s keep hoping and believing for the best of 2019. It’s not over till you win. If you have been reading the newsletters, you will see that 2019 has been all about strategies to becoming a better you.
This month, we must tackle the issue of REST. REST is the one action that is barely done. REST tends to be alien to our culture, as we believe we must always be on the move, either to somewhere or nowhere at all; it depends. I have come to realize that when you tell people you are taking time off work or taking a gap year, first impressions are always that something is wrong.