Ringing in the New Year

It’s safe to say I’m not the only one reflecting on 2019 and planning for the upcoming year. I think, for the most part, we know what didn’t work, what did, what sucked and what didn’t.

We make a plan and adjust.

We make promises and resolutions to try harder and some will pan out and some won’t make it to February. Par for the course, come 2021 we try again.

Here’s the interesting thing. In my planning, I realized something. I looked far enough ahead – 10 years – to see what life would be like. My children would be adults, the dogs I have now likely won’t be around, I may live in the same home or not and I know what position I’d like to be in at that time.

The tricky part came to the plans for my business. I don’t have a clear vision. I don’t know what it would look like or even what I want it to look like. Generally, the “bigger the better” is a default, but I also respect that success doesn’t necessarily mean big huge things.

Success could mean putting on my shoes and going to work every single day. And having gratitude for a business that allows me to do that.

The thing is I don’t think I want either. I would never be happy with just doing a job and not having any growth. I also don’t think I am capable of being a high profile CEO either. So where does that leave me?

When I got on this train, I knew there would be lots of unknowns and definitely a LOT of learning. Being 3.5 years in is an accomplishment, but coasting time is over. I need to decide if this is enough or if I want to expand – which means bringing in more sets of hands (which terrifies me by the way, and is likely the cause of my resistance).

I’ve uncovered even more than I’m writing here, but I’ll leave it at this: What does your life look like in 10 years and does it fit your ideas of success?

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Obstacle Course Racer. Business Owner. Parent and Ordinary Person. Learning to slow down & embrace the wild.


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