Self Reflection

Self-Reflection is a wonderful thing to do when we make the time. Often people say to me that they don’t know anything, that they are not sure how they stand apart from a sea of sameness, a sea of others who all appear to have similar skills…

My answer to this question is simple – take a look at what your life has thrown at you so far. Depending on your age there might be 2 or 3 or even 10 big lessons that you have learnt in your lifetime already…

The skill is being able to articulate these life lessons – most of them will probably be painful events in your life – given these are events where you generally have to dig deep and search your soul for skills to ‘get through’. The skill is being able to bring these lessons to life and show what skill that has helped you to grow or strengthen.

This week is the 9th year anniversary of when my partner died suddenly, 4 weeks before a pivotal moment in my life of turning 40. Overnight, I was no longer going to have the life that I had imagined for myself. Overnight I had to cope with loss, with communicating that loss to his parents and family and friends. And within 8 weeks I had to find a job and a new place to call home, as the house was sold to pay out a bankrupt death estate…

Not the 40th year I had envisaged for myself.

But this life lesson, whilst painful to bear has allowed such growth in me and given me the opportunity of creating my new life. So much so that I don’t recognise who that ‘old Paula’ was from 9 years ago…

As we hit another new year, I would ask you all to consider what life has thrown at you and better still… how have these lessons helped to shape you to be the person you are today…

In order to grow and succeed, we must first build our own foundations and this calls for quiet self-reflection…

Why not try it for yourself, If you need help or inspiration I am starting a group mentoring on 2 February and we will cover this as one of our sessions together…

Please email me if you would like more details of the program at paula@pkadvisory.com.au

Paula Kensington

Paula Kensington is the new LBD CEO and an award-winning CFO and finance, futurist. She is passionate about people, planning and possibilities. Paula is available for keynote presentations and conferences. She also loves talking to employee groups, in town hall style meetings or smaller talent pools, where her experience and passion for the future helps to alleviate anxiety in the workplace, at all levels of an organisation. 

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