It’s been a big year for many of us, either personally, professionally or both, and that’s an indication of the major shifts occuring on our planet and in our lives!
I’d like to end 2020 with a few of my personal lessons and insights this year, many of which will help me to move forward in 2011 with confidence. I invite you to reflect on your a’ha moments this year, so you can take your learnings into the new year and really step into your brilliance!
1. To inspire others, surround yourself with others who inspire you
This year I’ve had the priviledge of masterminding with some other great women entrepreneurs. What’s wonderful is that they are just like you and me! They have great business dreams and aspirations, but are also juggling personal lives and families, and sometimes other jobs. But, they are doing it anyway! Having a go, gives others permission to do so, including your clients. Even if there’s challenges and hiccups along the way.
2. Offer help to those who are ready for it, and ask for help if you need it.
Have you ever had the feeling that your advice isn’t always listened to? Me too! This year I have learnt alot about ‘The Law of Request’. This law is based on only offering advice when it is asked for. Like you, I love to help those in need, but often people aren’t ready to learn the lesson, even if they need to! That’s for them to decide. I have learnt to take a step back and not take it personally if advice isn’t heeded, only to only offer it to those who are ready for it. The other side of ‘The Law of Request’ is if you want help ASK! Don’t expect to receive help if you don’t express what it is you need.
3. You CAN teach an ‘old dog new tricks’
Well, I’m not exactly an old dog, but I HAVE learnt some new things this year! Running teleseminars, building wordpress websites, learning to use Aweber autoresponders, and how to use metaphors and engage an audience have all featured this year! Yes, it’s been a ‘biggie’. Even if it’s felt a bit frustrating or overwhelming at times, it’s all been worth it!
4. It’s never to late to lose the baggage.
I’ve been aware of personal baggage I’ve been carrying for many years that I’d found difficult to shift. This year I said ENOUGH! I invested my time in some breakthrough sessions to help shift it once and for all, so that I could move forward professionally and personally unhindered.
5. Never underestimate the power of FOCUS
Wow, I knew focus was important (I’ve struggled with it all my life), but this year it was my constant mantra! Thanks to ‘anonymous’ that created the antonym F.O.C.U.S. – Follow One Course Until Successful. This year I have surprised myself with all that I was able to achieve, in my business and personally. I am on my chosen path, and know that there are more great things to come.
6. Family is everything and life’s too short to let it flash by
My kids need me. My husband needs me, and he wants to make me happy (he even gets me a latte from Freddies every morning, because it makes HIM happy to do it!) And work is not more important than spending time in the present with my family while I can! Making time for them is a matter of priority.
7. Me time is not a crime!
Yep. I deserve ‘me time’, it is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Earlier this year I ‘hit the wall’, and could barely even think, let alone function. Moving forward meant taking a more balanced approach, including time to relax. It’s okay to stand our grand and gently demand time just to be us.
So what have been your greatest lessons this year? I would love it if you share it below. I really enjoy getting to know you better, and what is important to you.
Have a wonderful Christmas or holiday break and I’ll catch you early in the New Year!