Will You Bloom this Spring?

If you are located on the East Coast of the United States, as I am, you have been desperately waiting for spring to be more than a date on the calendar. Spring means warmer weather, pleasant outside gatherings and a fresh chance for a new beginning.

Yet unlike plants that have an internal guide on when to bloom, many of us have lost our intuition on the “where and when” of new growth. We carry the memories of too many prior Springs, where we have bloomed and then forgotten to water ourselves, or to get enough sun, only to end up foiling our own plan for new growth that Spring had so hopefully promised.

shutterstock_160928342 (new plant)

What is the cure for the lost hope of a dozen of Springs past?

  • Trust yourself. Life is a process, not a study in perfection.
  • Keep yourself accountable for the changes you wish to see in your life. Find your own “Board of Advisers” – just like the Board of any company, find the Board of You.
  • Set your goals and prioritize your time to reach them. May you look back to today, this Spring and this year, and feel that you used your time to set your own path (years, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds – they are yours).
  • Surpass obstacles, like the plant that blooms around the rock.
  • Approach life with an open hand, ready to receive what you seek. The closed hand receives nothing. In the same way, if you grasp at every opportunity, you will lose your focus when the right one is presented.

Will you bloom this Spring?

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ABOUT ANNE MARIE SEGAL Anne Marie Segal, founder of Segal Coaching LLC, is a career and leadership coach, author and resume writer who guides attorneys, executives and entrepreneurs through career transitions, advancement, job interview preparation, leadership development and personal branding. A former finance and hedge fund attorney, Anne Marie has presented to the United Nations (ICTY/MICT), University of Chicago, United Way, Association of Corporate Counsel and National Resume Writers Association, among other organizations. She has published two career-related books: Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals and Know Yourself, Grow Your Career: The Value Proposition Workbook, has written on career and resume topics as a Forbes Coaches Council member at Forbes.com and been quoted on CNBC.com, Monster.com and other media outlets. You can learn more at annemariesegal.com or visit her LinkedIn profile at linkedin.com/in/annemariesegal.

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