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The Most Important Things I Do Every Year [Rebroadcast]


Hey everyone! We hope you're enjoying the holidays just like Rachel and Dave are. As they take some time off to enjoy being with their family, enjoy this rebroadcast from earlier this year. Rachel covers how she reviews her year and sets new goals for her business and career:

One of the most important exercises you can do over the holidays is to take an audit of the previous year and honestly evaluate what you did well, what you could have done better, and how you’ll carry that knowledge into the New Year. That’s exactly what I’m going to do on this week’s episode, explore all the victories and defeats of the biggest year in my company’s existence and discuss how to arm myself with that knowledge moving forward. 


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really powerful about claiming a goal as if it's already done- and I I rode down every day- and it was how I set my intentions and then I would post about it on social, and so many people are like what are you doing? What is that? Where do I get that journal? And I was like eyes: it's not a journal. It's just a note book, I'm just riding down the same thing every single day, but what I think is interesting, as business owners or creators is often times. In fact, most of the time your audience will tell you what it wants from you and I kept pushing it off because I was like you guys. This is not a big deal, but it was, and people kept asking for, and I finally just thought what, if I turn this into a product and I started to dream and plan- and I literally taped pictures to the wall of my office, of what I dreamed that my journal would look like in the intention behind it, and I wanted the covers to be really pretty, and I wanted it to be something
you could do once a quarter and then, as you completed, each journal you'd have a stack of this evidence of how intentional you were about your life and we figured it out, and I mean you know some times we messed up on the shipping and sometimes we rest on the interior, but we failed a way to where we are today, which is the start today journal in the hands of hundreds of thousands of people. So incredible such a blessing for me to be able to go on Instagram and see hashtag start today journal and see people all over the world. Using this practice as away to aim in the direction of their dreams. So if you are not familiar- and you want to check it out, you can go over to the Hollis code. Dot com forward, Slash shop, and find out all about my favorite practice turned my favorite product and, if you're not anymore,
to buy. Remember that episode. Seventy two of this podcast gives you the exact step by step so that you can do it in whatever note book you have laying around for free, you dont have to buy a product, but you should be doing this daily practice. It will literally literally change your life. Hey guys odd. This week's episode of the rise podcast. I wanted to talk to you about the new year. My intention with rise was always to offer wisdom and advice and tips and tricks to any of you who own small businesses or who are building a career. I'm real! proud of being a woman in business space and I'd like to help other women to grow and change their lives through their work. So this week since threat to begin,
of a brand new year and also at the beginning of my absolute favorite time of the year. I thought I'd. Take you through how I do a review of my year and then at my goals and expectations, how I create the vision board? How I do all of these things to make sure that I keep growing my business every new year. So you already have a plan for how you're going and twenty nineteen for business or your career man. This is the is the episode for you and if you do already have a plan. Well, maybe listening and get a few
new ideas to welcome to the rise podcast, I'm Rachel Hollis and I built a multi million dollar media company with a high school diploma, and a Google search bar each week will be sharing tangible direct advice or inspiring interviews with this same intention. These are the tools to change your life. The first thing that I do at the end of every year. I am obsessed with us. Look forward to it like it's like them The first thing in the whole world is, I do an audit. Of the previous year's calendar, It is worth saying that I did not come up with, idea actually got this. John Maxwell John Maxwell has a book called fifteen.
Invaluable laws of growth, which young I've talked about ad nauseam elect please sub mentioning that book, but it is so. A great book. If you're getting into personal development, you gonna wanna deeper, tell in the water and understand what about! I always recommend that one but John talks bow the idea that he sits every year, the week between Christmas and New year's, so slower None of your business, many people have it off. Many people here You know the kids are maybe out of school or you're out school. You just have the time to kind of give yourselves space and dream a little, but he it's a calendar. So goes to counter any looks at every single appointment that he had the year before and in the book. He explains how he does the process. But I read that and really want to come up with my own way to audit. My calendar so I did this. I took
I think it only about half a day, see gotta find the time I would way from my husband of my children, I Inga going into our office that takes it was empty, no mazurkas. It was over the holiday break. You could maybe to a local coffee shop or maybe but at night, after ones and bad or just fine. Based yourself. Fine, like four hours cause it's a legitimately significant endeavour and I opened my calendar. I hope, by the way that you are, I hope you have a calendar, If you do that a whole other show that we should talk about, but I keep my counter on Google. I Google calendar, I have several different calendars on there really, this is not an end, but I really like we'll counters cause. You can like check the box to look at your personal calendar. Your travel calendar, your family calendar, your marketing calendar, like they're, all Google counters of mine, and then I can on check by
says that I dont need to see or check boxes. So that's my favorite means an awesome. Love you like paper, count actually like to write things down in a planner. But, however, you keep track of your appointments. You open up for twenty eighty so you're and open up the twenty eighteen calendar and you we're going to review it. You literally start with January first twenty eighteen and you go by day- and you look and see how you spent your time. When I went through. I made three lives. This is what I want you to do. I want you to have the first list, be things that were some things that were worth my time, things that helped my business growth, things that positively affected me or my business. However, you the title that you guys get the idea. These are really good things this.
Stuff that we want to see more of an twenty nineteen. The second list that Secondly, that I want you to make is waste of time, waste of in gee things that you never want to do again things that you're upset that you took on things that cost you a lot of money or that cost you a business or Cassio timer or stress you out or make do anxious things that you definitely do not ever want to do again. That's your second less The third less are the things that make you feel like you're living a good life and that gets divided into five categories for me, so I we ve talked about this before then, if you read garage her face- and you know that I in the pass really struggled with being a workaholic. I really struggled with it and part
the reason that I struggled so much was because I m really good at work. Plenty of you have that you get that you're, like a really good at your job, And you really struggle being a mom. Are you really struggle at home, and so threw myself into work, because I was so good at that I would come home and really struggle with being at home and its honestly ban, the work of five years six years to get to I swear I'm really proud of how hope as a mom and how I hope, as a wife, I'm really proud of myself from making those things. Massive priority in my life? there's a handful of experiences that Can we really happy and I've had a hard time remembering to do this. Things that make me really happy. Anyone get that like what
care of everything else, but we struggled to take care of ourselves or we'll kill it. A business will kill it with the kids were we're doing. All these things were checking all the boxes are getting straight. Ay teachers we're doing all of it, but then you go an entire year in year, like man, I didn't have any fun maybe sounds weird I mean, or maybe sounds I dont even know, but you months and months, go by her look. What's the last time that I love aft until I peed my pants. When's, the last time that I went to dinner with my girlfriends, the last time that I did something that makes me feel really happy really good and so that was my third lists, because I wanted to make sure that in twenty when I was doing this was the last summit. Did this obviously was twenty seventeen so my mission was in twenty eighteen. I'm going be able to look back and tell you that I did these five things that I love. So much.
Oh for your list, thing. Unless you need to figure out five things once write them down? What are the five things that when I Do this, I am living. My best life for me those things are date. Nights with my husband love a date night did we don't it doesn't have to be in it doesn't have to be fancy. We could be going run together? We could take a walk with the dog. We can go to dinner at the cheesecake Actually we can go to the movies like it doesn't have to be fancy, but getting a day. With him, an it's a weekly thing for us getting a date tat makes me happy, so I put that on my list this good thing that I put on my last was. Really good meals, I love a meal. I was slow meal. Heavy have you ever been to?
This is like them hopes, but I have our friends, you, when you said something super of noxious that always like put if a pretend monocle on their eyes, like oh you're, so fancy but you'll ever any view. Listening have you ever been to Europe or have you ever Ben to Mexico. Have you ever been to a place where, having a beautiful meal is like For our experience and doesn't even have to be fancy food, it's just they so low. We work through the meal they like first you're gonna order your drink, then you're gonna get it a little appetizer, then what the talk for a while, then now another thing like have you ever had one of those dinners words just it's slow and the foods amazing and you try why dont know if I like salmon crew or if I like that kind of meat
look. I don't know, but tonight I'm gonna try. It gives its fancied. I love it. I love a slow multi course dinner Someone somewhere is giving me a monocle symbol right now, like oh you, but I do I love it. I love it. So that was on my list. The third thing, that was on my list is long runs outside. I. I feel so much better so much better when I physically move my body every day I may most of us, visibly mover bodies every day, but doing some kind of work out makes me feel so good and I can give the gem allied or a kid like do a workout, video or whatever, but the thing that the biggest stressful beef from me. Is running outside and in fact,. That was one of the hardest things as a good
leaving I can think of that was super hard about moving to Austin from outlay is an ally. I could run twelve miles on flat ground and I ll in Texas, Hill country, and so running outside is beautiful, but it's so hard cause they're, so many crazy hills around here. Also, I live out countries, I feel like at any moment I'm about to be attacked by, like a dear, that's, besides, appoint bud, date nights with my husband long meals, long runs outside that was a key massage again, I feel I'm gonna monocle but you know it to be honest. I, like wasn't gonna to other people by list of things that make me really happy and they're, not that should just be in your everyday life. But we all have our stuff right. These are. These are not every day things, these are like something that you should have their their Morse
show them that one of them is a massage. Who in the world doesn't love aback massage I dont know and I love it and I really wanted to try and get me no into Seventeen I had audited my calendar and I had done like two messages in the entire year and I was like come on reach. We can do better so long dinners long runs date, night, massage is and dinners with my girlfriend. I wanted more dinners with my girlfriends, no boys allowed where wages laugh laughing heads off have fine together Rama, like reminds you who you are, makes you distress about all the stress in your life, just one more those things so those the five. I want you to know your five one of the few. I think that you want to see more of this year that just they don't. We serve anybody, but you, but they make you feel great, and you know what this is.
Your list. Don't worry about. Anyone, judging you for being fancy. You dont worry about anybody else's opinion. These are your things that make you feel great So I want you to know those three categories, the stuff you want to repeat the suffering absolutely do not want to repeat and the five things that you to experience more in twenty nineteen and then are going through my calendar, every single appointment and stuff. I want to repeat or suffered, do not want to repeat. I would actually write down the sun so under stuff. I want to repeat right down the sentence so under stuff. I won repeat: maybe I would write wrote grow, her face. I would write. Started an interim account just to motivate moms you, like a bird the things that I was proud of and I wanted to keep doing, and then category of things that
I did not want to repeat this is why this is so stinking important for fell a business owner, When I looked at that list and it a long. You guys like every point at every meeting I took every put, and show business partner that didn't pan out into anything every partnership, did that I knew I shouldn't have done and then got into the relationship and hated it. When I looked at that, lest it was so long and all I could think was if I could if I could even know how much time I wasted how money I wasted there page of all these things of the course of the year that I did that I don't ever want to do again. What I could get that time back. What, if I could that money back what if I had just spent more time on all the great stuff.
And less time on all this waste of waste the energy g, we are trying to do and why I want you to audit your calendar is because I want you to be able to walk into this business next year. Twenty nineteen. I want you to walk into twenty nineteen, knowing what you want to repeat and replicate and manifest and grow, and you absolutely do not want to do again, so you can use that time to multiply the efforts that are going to serve you And then the reason that I kept track of how many times I went to dinner? How many times I went on a long run is because wanted to beat the number this year, those the Golan twenty eighteen was I have had more dinners with my girlfriends than I had in seventeen I want to go on more long runs than I did and seventeen.
And what's so interesting about that is in order to track that you don't have to do. I had to put every single thing in my calendar. Seventy people struggle with time management or they struggle with how? How do you find the time to work out? How do you find the time to write the book? How do you find the time to date, your husband? How do you find the time what I find the time because every things in the calendar- and if I scheduled the time for the long run. If I schedule time for dinner with my friends, then it's much more likely to happen, because it's locked in. And the thing was in order to be able to track it? I had to put it in the calendar, so it served as a dual purpose, because, if force me to plan for the good life plan for the good life, I mean dang that some of the title of a book anyway. I want you to audit your calendar. The first thing I do between crew,
miss any errors. I do. Entire year and, like I said, takes me a bow. I would say it took me about three hours to go. For tone really remember what each one of US appointments were, and then I when the next hour were we met information. What were that? Was stuff that I really loved- and how can I do more of that? What's the stuff I hated, why did I hate it? What's really, interesting, I think is especially those of you who are an client. Its business or consultation based business? If you can audit what works and what didn't work, sometimes, what didn't work might have all come from the same place. Sometimes, what was most successful free, you might have all come from the same place, but if you dont odd you dont know. Let me give you an example when I was a wedding planner years ago and enough, you guys know Wedding planner, for about ten years,
and a wedding innovate punter and I went to a conference of business Conference and some suggested, and actually this is one of the things emanate teach in this month's coaching session. Is someone suggested making a list of all of the job, that I had gotten so for me, it was like all the weddings I had done that year, for you may you and a bakery, it's all of your orders, let's say You do an email, Lamb, it's all of the the revenue that you ve done. It was like make a list of all of the customers and jobs that you have this year and then next to that customer job. I want you to put how much that was worth to you, so if Mary Smith ordered a cake from your bakery one time and the cake cost fifty dollars to get to put fifty dollars next to Mary Smith. If Sarah Jenkins ordered for cakes from you, I'm going to ask you to put to hunt
there's next to her name and then here's the matter going to that for every single customer. Every single drop out you to know a what each customer is worth to you, because all of your summers are not created equal, they should I'll be served? Well you care about every single person, but if you gotta put effort, whew, if you only have a limited amount of money do you wanna will marry Smith or do you want a moose Do you wanna, whew, Sarah Jenkins, You want a war, the customer that spends more money that has more money that likes your product enough to keep coming back again in a and again because the the person who is more likely to spend with you that the person is more likely to tell our friends cause she's, clearly a raving fan, but if you do make a list of all your jobs. If you dont know what they're worth financially, you don't know how to target them. Where's the other magic and here's, what I want you to do us after you make a list of the person
you make a list of what they are worth to you financially. The next thing I know she to do is right down how you got them as a customer, that's important! How did you get? as a customer. I know some of you do direct sales and this could be interesting to do for your team, your building. It What what what what each member of your team doing, and where did they come from, because what I found was when I do this with my customer base but say had ten to fifteen weddings. Well, fifteen of them, we're in a calendar year and fair, I've of the weddings worse, Hi and weddings that they made more money than all the other weddings combined, so five headings did more business than ten other weddings. Here's why there was magic when it
the list, and I wrote down how I got each customer four of those high and weddings had come from a photographer that I knew you know I was wedding planner, and so I worked with vendors all the time and there was this wedding photographer, she's, so sweet. Loved each other, we worked really well together and he would always recommend me tell her clients, or we should but great and because she was a high and photographer all of the clients that came to me had bigger weddings and as a wedding, planner, the bigger the wedding, the more work, it's a bigger job or you can charge, and so she Susan? This photographer was worth as a like she wasn't getting. The commission's wasn't getting kicked back. We just like working together. She referred me I Ford her and I was well to recognise that most of my revenue, not my customers, listen to me
where the customers were coming from, but the revenue was come from one person and this was really helpful because I at the time was trying to decide back in the day. I dont know if it's so popular Bobby as but not. This was like fifteen years ago, the now was the place you advertised as a wedding plainer, and I was trying to decide if I could afford to advertise on the knot which was expensive and when I looked at least I was like wait a minute. What, if I just took so not too really nice lunch. What if I just wrong her handwritten? Thank you know and got her gift and told her how much I appreciated her recommending me. What if I just made it my goal to make sure I referred her as often as she's. Referring me, that's pull trick made it so that our relationship grew even stronger so that she referred more people my way and my
ever grew a ton simply because I identified where the customer, Came from this matters in your calendar for your business and yourself, because you should pay attention to Awesome opportunities that you had did that come from a source, was that recommend by a friend or business associate, or someone on your team go out and get you those clients, and you really need to acknowledge the work that they have done for you. The flip side is. Did you have some negative experiences this year? Did you hear some things that you do not want to repeat, because if that's the case pay attention to who recommended them when I was we did influence or marketing, we did a lot of influence or marketing backin twenty seventeen, and when I looked at the list of all
all of the partnerships, that I regret it and wish that I haven't done the Van Majority of them came from a specific marketing agency. They just made, it super hard to do if they didn't take good care of their clients and therefore it was. It was hard to manage on our end and when I saw that I was like oh I'll net our work with this marketing agency? Again, I don't care what they say HU, the client is it would Give us so much time and energy if we just did and accept any more work from them. The problem is Business owners, a problem is, as people trying to build our careers were for moving so fast that we can't we don't stop to see were going, we dont say to analyze and reassess and makes but we're headed in the right direction and make sure not making the same mistakes over and over. So please promise me that, as you go into this year, you will odd
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See though, sing on a mention on the topic of calendar is like please listen to me, as someone needs to hear this right now, and it will change your life I want you to put your vacation into your calendar right now. If you are taken vacation this year and by golly you should. I want you to right now, call your shot like Babe Ruth. I want you to block out the week in your calendar right now, especially one hundred percent times, one million. If you are a business owner, I want you to put it in your calendar, because otherwise there is a chance that you won't do it
or you'll, do it rushed or you'll do it at the last minute and then it'll cost way more money because you didn't plan in advance. It gives something to look forward to it. Gives you a chance to decompress, and also life is not about working yourself to the bone You know, I think it's funny Robin says it all. The time achieve, without, like with enjoyment achieving all of these things, but not being able to enjoy them achieving all these things, but not having a relationship with your kids. Achieving. All these things, but never having time to clap, gravel, so Rhine with your college roommate achieving all these things and not like a child the things in work. Achieving the thing in business. At the car, of having a life, is a failure If you're like me, you work so hard. They you'll forget
to live well. And maybe maybe your lesson is you're. Like oh says I don't need to put my vacations been in there for three years. Congratulations, but for me. Have to be intentional in that way or alleged like. I just won't. I won't do it so call your shot right now. Put your vacation in. I also feel like I want to say, because I I know I know this community and I know right now, there's someone who's listening. Who's, never had a who's, never had a vacation. Who's never had a summer vacation with their kids. In fact, when I, when I had the opportunity to speak to a lot of direct sales organizations or Emma lambs allotted times. Women will say that one of the reasons that they wanted to to get into business or one of the reasons they started their Etsy shopper, one of the reasons they started, their small business or their side hustle or whatever it is it there
working on was because they wanted to take a vacation with their family. Was their goal, and so I know that there's someone listening to this, who thinks? Oh, I'm, yeah some day we're gonna take a vacation, but I I can't put the day in the calendar because I don't have enough money at her. That's not something that were able to do and what I challenge you on is to come. Kate the life that you want. I'm not saying put something in the calendar for next month may in every listening to this in January. Maybe you put something on the calendar in July, because you know the kids will be out of school and maybe it just three days some, whether you're getting away too but how it like. If you hold it now, you could start planning for it now. You could start creating it now. If you can That now you could identify what its. The cost for you to have that vacation
that you set your hard on and you can work towards him. He would get the kids older, if your newly married you could you could do it as a couple or dang it? If your all the single Ladys like a beyond, say song, you can do it for yourself. You can start planning the incredible thing that you're gonna make for yourself right now. Don't wait till you have no wait till you get at it a certain level too the person you wanna, be or live the life you wanna live you you gotta check that right now and then looks like creating room your calendar and creating slots in your calendar to work to be the person you want to be. Another really important part of our new year. We do every single year, we actually do with our kids. I used to do it by myself, but we do a vision board,
So, every single year, on new year's day, we down their kids and we have saved up magazines and we all have like a piece of construction paper and we talk about our are. And our dreams and our goals for ourselves in the coming year and used to do this for business and that's why I really want you guys do it. I want you to take the time to envision where it is that you want to go this year and how You're gonna get there and, if you need some help and guidance to do that. Please go listen to its about six episodes back here on the podcast. I read the opening chapter of the start today journal the idea being that this is the process that I used to start every single day and do not need to buy one of our fancy journals in order to do it? You can do it anywhere at all on a post, in a note book on a piece of construction paper, see you
go back and listen to that episode and use it as how you visualize the year? But what important. It is that you do visualize the year. Important, is that you know where you're going. Do you know where you're going diva plan for this year's gonna be for you and your business being if you know what you're aiming at you can bet up from their so many people like all gonna, take a sap and then I'm in a move a little bit more for it and now the Tell you the idea behind girl. Stop apologizing, which comes out in a couple months. Is I wanted to give the same the goal tips how I achieve a goal have achieved any goal personally professionally with me, and with most people, I think they tell you, you start with the goal and you work, backwards from there, but if
you don't know where is your head? If you dont know how to go your business, if you dont know what it is you want to achieve how in the world are you gonna head in the right direction, see Too many of you are so, busy keeping her above water with the business that you, never get the chance get astride and start swimming you now, you're, not making any progress, you're, not making any traction, because spinning all their time treading water just trying to survive the fur step two getting a hold of it too, in control of this business and where it goes for you this year is bout where your headed. And I really like a vision board, because I, like the image It helps me. It helps me to imagine where it is I'm trying to go few want more.
He tell like if you want to see what that looks like or why do it or how I do it? There is a post on my blog, the Sheik site, dot com, where you can do that and if you search vision board you'll find if you're just curious, how I, how I go into that or how I incorporate it with my kids, it's very its. Very simple and I'll see you could just gone Pinterest, there's tons of ideas on how to do a vision board, but I of doing it on New year's, and then we picked it up in our closet and every single day when I get dressed, I see the vision. I see the inspiration I see what it is that I want to be so I want you to. At your calendar. I want you to come. Your shots, and I want you to have a vision of what it is. You want knacks the law. Thing that I want you to do. As you plan out the year is what just pop My head is, of course another it's another line from John Maxwell's book, I was talking about earlier.
This is not an ad. I promise is just a book that I love, but the very this line in that book is so good because he's time, a story about being a young man and some asking him the question: what Are your plans for personal development? What's your plan any kind of stairs at that I guess he's like wow he doesn't, he doesn't have a plan and I think, for all of you. I might make sense to be like I want to get promoted this year or I want grow? My business to the next level are one increase, my revenue, you, you can easily come up with goals in that area, but what's plan for how you're going to develop to be a stronger leader. What's yours, and for how you gonna learn more. What's your plan for growing in your industry, what's your plan hope is not a strategy hoping that you're going get better is not atta gi you
should we need to figure out where you gonna go so for in my life some of the things that I have loved we commend David. I commit every six months we go to a personal development conference or business conference, and I know that there are poor for who listen to this and say like all? Well, I don't have the finances for that. I dont have, of course, there were years and years where I couldn't afford to go to a conference, but lot of times depending on where you live. There are great opportunities with your local chamber of commerce, theirs typically sup in your community and let's say you live in Rural Alaska and there's. No. Thing for you to do to grow in your business up in Alaska, well take to the internet. What course could you take? What Youtube videos could you watch, the there so much information out there for you to learn and grow, but you got identify where it is, you wanna go the it like
Lois my mine it. It actually makes me angry when people Listing off all of the excuses for why they don't have the information they need to grow their business or two. RO their career. It In my head explode in an in it in an age of this much free information- you ignorance is a choice. Every single thing that you want to know how to do exist. Right now on the internet, for free- and I, you heard me say it too many times, but I'm gonna keep repeat because there are still people who, like The comments when I talk about business or here on the podcast books. A lot of the negative comments I get are people who are like this. S, rich czech town, tell me what kind of life I need to have this person with all of her money and all of her privilege and What makes my like Ah it I
that attitude, not we. However, we all come from our own history. And so I understand that people making those comments they're coming from their own place, but why I hate is that you're missing the point. If you hear me offering this advice and you're like well, that's easy for you to say fear money or with your business. I wanna be my head against a wall because I'm like I, move to allay at seventeen years old and guy if you haven't figured this out yet I didn't move to allay because mommy and daddy were rich and I gonna go live somewhere cool? I move to to escape a really crappy childhood. I moved to allay- and I worked three jobs in or to survive and ice. I could only afford groceries from the ninety nine cent store and I was happy to have them So when you look at the success that I have right now,.
You are looking at someone who worked their tail off to get here you're. Damn right, I'm gonna talk about what it look to be on the other side of this, because I that it inspires. You if you see someone else's success and all you can say as well- It's easy for you to say: you know why stay where you are staying, right there in your misery, with your excuses and never change, because there is information right now that would funding can change your life, that you could google that would change your life. That would change the life of your family. That would change our community. That would help you build a business grow, a team the person. You always wanted to be that eggs right now for free on the internet, but there people who will not access it because
It's easier to list out the reasons and the excuses for why someone else has it in you can so you here to decide right now whether you're going to make a plan for more personal growth, because if you go a person. I promise you. I promise you. Your business will flourish every single thing, every success or failure in a business is ultimately the responsibility of the person at the top you're listening, there's a good chance. That's you. Do you have a plan for how you're gonna get better You know the areas that, if you and proved in these areas, it would take your business to the next level and and and can we do, that. Can we pursue those goals for ourselves without shame in twenty nineteen, because the thing, that I hear all the time.
From women, especially, is that they want to do that thing. They want pursue it. They want to grow by what will people think, but how will I be judged by they're gonna? Think I'm not a good mom, because I'm working instead of guys, those other people don't have to pay your bills, those other people are not going to. Have to watch someone else's family go on vacation this summer. While you sit home wishing, it could have been you, those other p all your sister, your mother, in law, strangers on the internet? They don't have to with your regrets data, have to look back on the last ten years and go man. Could I have been by now, if I just didn't keep quitting on myself: twenty nineteen, is the year.
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