In the last couple weeks, my inbox has been inundated with emails entreating me to have my Best. Year. Ever!!
Instead of inspiring me, these emails stress me out. As my client Megan said, “Why does 2019 have to compete with 2020?” Or any other year, for that matter?
The year I turned 21 was pretty great. That’s the year that I traveled all around the world as a photographer.
The year I got married, and the years when I had each of my two children, were pretty awesome too.
Then there was the year that I started my business, and the year my husband Jon quit his job to join me. There was the year that I hit 6 figures in my business for the first time, and the year that I changed my business model completely to become a transformational coach for entrepreneurs.
I’m not saying I haven’t had my struggles. A person can’t be in business for 25 years (and married for 23) without some significant ups and downs. There was the year I was diagnosed with lymphoma, and the year of 9/11 when the economy had a huge slowdown. There was the year my biggest corporate client was also my biggest pain in the butt.
Yet all those years were also rich with learning and experiences that ended with gratitude.
When we fall into the trap of anticipating that this year will be the “one”, we both denigrate our past successes and set ourselves up for future disappointment if things don’t turn out exactly as we’ve dreamed.
As my sister Jennifer so wisely said, “Let’s go for depth, not distance.”
That’s why I developed a free masterclass called ‘LEAP 2020’, a transformative approach to business planning.
During the LEAP 2020 training, you’ll build on past successes, leverage what you’ve learned from your breakdowns, and create a personalized path to abundance in your business for 2020. You can register here.