A new year feels like a new start. A clean slate of 12 months. Somehow we all think that in the new year, we will be able to avoid all mistakes and to seize all opportunities, unlike previous years.
Every year again, we truly believe that the new year can become different, better. Even after the hang-over on new years day we still believe in it. But how can it become better, if we think and act the same? If we still have the same hang-ups, routines, likes and dislikes? With your cars, you do all necessary repairs before the MOT. Why don’t we treat the new year like an MOT check?
“If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done.” (JD Houston)
With your cars, we often accept some defects (loose door handle, ‘fingerspitzengefühl’ to use the gear), until we are confronted with the MOT check. With us it’s similar. Our resolutions for new years day work like the repairs we make before an MOT.
Despite the best resolutions, we often revert to our old habits quite soon. Especially if the resolutions are not realistic, like if you try to revamp your car to look like a Cadillac. If you want the new year to become different than all other years, you have to know yourself, so you can behave differently. The most friendly way to know yourself better, is start looking at your strong points.
Change is difficult. Fortunately you don’t have to do it alone. That’s why many people, musicians too, turn to a coach for help. As coach, I help musicians in their struggle with creativity, music business and life. My resolutions for 2017 are about telling you more about how I can help you, picking up sports again and learn how to enjoy myself while being relaxed.
Starting with the first one, I’ve updated my website. Next to some new programs, I’m now offering skype- and face-to-face sessions next to the email sessions. Take a look. I’d love you to tell me what you think of it.
Happy 2017 and a fresh start to all of you!