kicking goals

So the 101 in 1001 list has been sitting there for a bit over a month now so it’s time for a progress report…

8. Order/buy a book I have read and give it away to someone – 10 Feb 2016

87. Read 10 new books [2/10]


I came across The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership by Jenni Catron via the Propel Women mailing list.  They began their first ever book club towards the end of 2015 and of course being a lover of “firsts”, I wanted in too.  However,  even though I signed up to pre-order the book prior to its release, I didn’t really have time to read it until I was in Queensland in January 2016.

I must say that it was one of those books where I wanted to highlight every second paragraph.  It was packed with a lot of practical examples and real life experiences to demonstrate how effective leaders should be aware of leading with your HEART, SOUL, MIND and STRENGTH.

I’ve mentioned this book in conversation a number of times since reading it and I thought it would be a good one to pass on to some key leaders I know in my life.

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Dear future Ames…

One of the questions I’ve been asked recently (in the spirit of interview season) is: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

Five years…?

Though I am a goal-orientated person, five years seems a long, long, long time away.  And if I’m being honest, I had not really contemplated that question until it was first proposed to me.   So it got me thinking… and then I decided to write a letter to my future self :).

Mine started off something like this:

Dear future Ames,

If you have followed the instructions, today’s date will be 22 September 2016!  You will be 27 years old… my, that’s old!  Haha, but only because 22 years old Amy can’t quite imagine being that old yet… it’s all relative really, so don’t worry as we all have to get older each year but as long as you keep dreaming and don’t give up on your dreams, you are still young at heart :).

I then went onto describe what’s happening right now and then what I hoped would be in my life in 5 years time (it might or might not have included a husband and a car and not necessarily in that order – but that’s for 27 years old Ames to find out!).

It’s nice to dream… it’s also nice to have goals… it’s also nice when you have an essay finished which I haven’t so I better get my head out of the clouds and get back to it! :P

You’ll have to keep your eyes on her… she’s a dreamer.

♥ Ames