While it can be easy to dismiss 2020 as a rough, challenging, and maybe even “bad” year, I wanted to call some attention to some positive things that happened all along the way. It is difficult to remember that this time last year I was hanging out with friends in Rhode Island, having come up from visiting family for Christmas just a few weeks before. Frequent flyer miles were accumulating at their usual high rate. The last trip I would take was out to San Jose / Los Gatos for an RKC workshop in very early March. And as the months passed, I became more and more grateful I had been able to make it out there and back with little issue.
The rapidly changing environment forced a lot of us to make large pivots in how we do business VERY quickly. I’m extremely fortunate to work in the way that I do (a distributed strategy that up until now had been highly criticized by “experts”). But, it has allowed me to maintain stability, keep moving forward, retain large clients, and help those that I advise to do the same. It’s even allowed me to create a few opportunities for others as well – a trend that I hope to expand on in 2021. All of this is to say that while I don’t like how 2020 turned out for the most part, there has been plenty to be grateful for, and keeping an open-minded, creative approach has been for the best.
I know that a lot of people are struggling with the lack of socialization, less access to gyms, and disrupted lifestyles. It can be difficult to stick with workout plans, nutritional strategies, etc. in normal circumstances, and let’s face it these are NOT normal times. But I’m proud to have helped my clients to keep going and at least maintain – even if it has meant starting over a few times. I’m not convinced that this is a bad thing. At the base of it all is, do what you need to do to stay well, and anything beyond maintaining can be counted as bonus points.
Anyhow, if you haven’t already, take a moment and give yourself credit for surviving 2020, continuing to move forward in any way that you are. Remember to be creative, take care of yourself and that we have a powerful role in our households and communities to set a strong example.
In that spirit, I’ve re-launched the Best 30 Days program and we’re just getting started – it’s free and we’re going to have a LOT of fun this go round (I’m also way better at creating and running online courses since March!) See you there!
Here’s to a healthy and prosperous 2021!!