My first day ‘back in the saddle’ today — rested, recharged & fired up for 2022!
Quite an apt description given that today I am launching the trailer video for my brand new Keynote Talk ‘A Ride Across The Badlands’… 🤠
Why did I name it this?
Those who know me — know that I love #CountryMusic.
I was listening to a track by the fantastic Jason Aldean called ‘Fly Over States’ & it really resonated with me.
These lyrics just hit me…
“Take a ride across the badlands, feel that freedom on your face, breathe in all that open space…”
We have all experienced a turbulent couple of years — personally & professionally — & it has seriously impacted our individual & collective #MentalHealth & #Wellbeing.
BUT — those lyrics made me realise that even though we don’t know what is yet to come in 2022, we can see this point as a launchpad to step out into a brave new world — those barren ‘Badlands’ can be our blank canvas to begin to live a life, have an education, pursue a career or run a business on our terms — freedom.
Like many, throughout the pandemic & lockdown — even my own shadow began to get the better of me — in fact, one year ago this week I reached out for help as I wasn’t in a good place.
It’s important to be honest — to share the reality — to take off the mask.
I have spent the last 12 months working hard to not just help my audiences & clients — but also to help myself.
It was tough, emotional — brutal at times — but as I say ‘every storm runs out of rain’ — I learned, I laughed, I cried — I adapted, I evolved & now I am ready to ‘ride out’ — the past is the past — it’s what you do next that counts. Acceptance. (Thank you James 🙌)
This is the message I will be delivering in 2022 — alongside sharing my own #livedexperience of #therapy & #recovery in 2021, themes that I have worked with for some of the world’s leading organisations, signposting tools to boost engagement in your initiatives & some good old fashioned #positivity!
Please check out the video (1m 35s) — if you feel I could be a great fit for your organisation this year — drop me a message.
Either way, Happy New Year — I wish you every happiness, success & kindness in 2022 💙