What did you learn from 2020?

As the end of 2020 and mid point of my business’s life coincide, I took the time for reflection and here are the top learning and perspective that I want to take with me into the new year. I hope and strive to live up to these. What are your learnings? And what are you grateful for?

  • Starting a business during the pandemic was a blessing in disguise. The lower demand on my time enabled me to go through internal workings of the business so much faster.
  • To have one’s own business is a privilege, and it must be honoured and cherished.
  • Zoom meetings provided greater opportunities for thoughtful conversations, rather than the quick chats at large and loud networking events so I will not make attending these events in the future a priority.
  • It is ok to fail, make mistakes, and learn. In fact, that is the whole point of the journey, the learning.
  • Old wisdom and current friends and colleagues are the best sources of motivation and inspiration.
  • Most people want to help, share their learning, and see you succeed.
  • To live in the Western world affords freedom, safety, and security that must be acknowledged and safeguarded.
  • Covid 19 is nature’s course correction. We are guests on earth and nature has the ultimate power that must be recognized and respected.
  • Writing provides definitive opportunity for learning when you question and critic what you write truthfully.
  • And last but certainly not least, remember you only have one life to live so speak your truth, live with authenticity, purpose, and gratitude.