We’ve been back in the UK for almost two years and hasn’t this been a year of unexpectedness? Who knew, back in January, that Hurricane Hercules was about to hit, that words like “isolation” and “bubbles” and “distancing” became the norm.
As I write this in November 2020, I can see that living through a pandemic and multiple lockdowns, working, overseeing the kids’ education and more has transformed me once again.
And, if I’m honest I took my foot off the work gas this year, to free up time to do the 2020 juggle, and you know what? I’ve never been busier with so little effort! There are so many personal benefits that this year has given me, but to keep this on topic, I’ve learned:
- Growing a business doesn’t always require you to “push” yourself out there. I’ve done zero marketing this year and have relied entirely on recommendations, the best way to run a business in a way that doesn’t burn you out. Now, I feel ready to expand my community which is why you’re reading this.
- I feel more ready for this next reinvention than I did in 2015. It feels more 100% me than ever before. I feel a duty to help other people with similar work and life purposes to create their own reinvention; no matter how nuanced or radical that might be, because we should all feel absolutely in love with our purpose in this world.
- This is part of my life’s purpose. The other part is to write some stories and release them into the world, and 2021 is the year I’ll make that happen.
- There’s a difference between appearing different and becoming different. It’s the becoming which makes you feel insanely happy.
- If you do anything other than just the stuff you love, you WILL burnout. Protecting and cherishing your energy is easy when you’re doing something you love.