Finding Appreciation for the Unexpected

How do we measure our success? The answer offers us really important insight.

This year, quite unapologeticically, I could not post. By measures of most business and entrepreneurial marketing gurus, this was a failure. By alternate measures and views, I succeeded. How could this be?

2021 has been what I call my crucible year and, by next week, you’ll be able to read about the strategies that helped me. Each of these will help you when you find yourself most challenged. By the end of the month or first of the year, you’ll find a second post addressing the “27 things” on my list of priorities.

When I look back on my year’s goals–despite the trial of my “crucible”–I did accomplish several key objectives. And intentionally allowed others to be set aside. What I learned in the process was that I could let these go or merely be postponed and know that I’d have a chance to reset. My crucible year was totally unexpected. In the midst, I was able to hold fast and grow. How can I not appreciate that?

December often allows us to examine our year and reflect. My clients want to see success in measures that are meaningful. I help them achieve significant goals. At the same time, sometimes life gets in the way. And I can help with that, too.

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