Guest post by Patrick van Loon. What participating has brought to him…
This time a guest blog by Patrick van Loon, who participated in a Being on Mission Program one year ago. Read here what participating has brought to him.
After reading Mark McGregor his book I recognized a few things from the story in my own life.
Working harder all the time to get “my” things done. Remarks from my wife like “You are at home but not really present” when I came home after all. After talking to Claudia and a short Being on Mission workshop, it was clear to me that I wanted to learn and experience more. To find out how to get more control over my own life again.
On November 2019 around 4pm I arrived at the warm, beautiful and welcoming location the Waverly House. We started with a light introduction of ourselves during diner. Followed by a deeper personal getting acquainted, sitting around the fire later that night to build trust. Impressive how well we get to know each other in such a short timeframe.
I experienced a varied program in a nice flow during the next days. The teaching, assignments and coaching of the facilitators and other participants provided me with important insights. The days were closed off by each of us writing our personal mission statement. This describes who we like to become and how it looks like if we live our values. The coaching afterwards helped me to make my mission statement even more concrete.
The influence on my team
The interaction with my team is improved. I give my team members more responsibilities for their own job now, which gives me more time to invest in issues that belong to my role and decisions making. The team became stronger and the team spirit improved, which gave a positive impulse to working together. The best example is the promotion of one of my team members made last year as the result of here personal growth. She did it by herself in the end, I just supported her in a helping way and gave here the attention she needed.
What did it bring myself?
I notice that I made quit some steps to follow my own path. Guided by my mission statement and the metaphor of the lighthouse.
What it brought to me is more grip on my life, despites the hectic around me. I am responsible so I take control. Since it is better at work, I feel less restless and I am fully present at home when I am at home. I feel proud on the path I took, what I achieved so far and am still on the road traveling further.
Thank you, Patrick, for staying in touch and writing about your personal experience. Would you, as a reader, like to know more about what a similar experience might bring you? Please feel free to contact us for a personal intake and advice.