One of the most powerful motivators for moving forward is taking the time to celebrate those little victories. Seeing how far you’ve come is great motivation to go even further.
2017 was a big year for me and here are the top 5 moments that moved me forward!
1 – Changing my tax status. In March, I went from Fulltime to Freelance. There are amazing things about having a full-time job. I loved having an office space with a co-worker community. The benefits and consistent paychecks were great too. While I kept some of my previous communities and built some new ones, I still have to make a constant effort to connect with people and have a community.
2 – Becoming an entrepreneur. I launched my coaching business, Be Genuine Stay Determined, in April. When I talk about it, my face lights up, and when people ask me about coaching, I have a hard time shutting up! It’s an amazing field and helping people work through their goals is incredibly rewarding. I love hearing about clients working towards an Ideal Job and moving forward. There are a few things that have made me a bit nervous about taking the leap but I’m so glad I jumped!
3 – Volunteering with Everwise. In April, I started as a Mentor at Everwise and have mentored two amazing women through their EverwiseWomen program. I’ve learned so much from the program and the women. And am thrilled to be part of such a strong organization bringing women together.
4 – Changing my tax status, again. I was a June bride this year. It’s been amazing to have a partner in crime (whom in his vows, promised to take the heat if we were caught). He’s been a great source of motivation, support, and advice.
5 – Landing the career of one of my favorite clients. As he commences to a life of retirement, it was incredibly rewarding to be a coach and communication strategist for him. I felt like Hamilton to Washington in “One Last Time.” He has really helped form some of my leadership principles and strengthened my confidence helping leader define their brands. I was incredibly fortunate to have a client who is also a mentor.
As I refine my 2018 SMART Goals and keep moving forward, I’m grateful for all the success I had in 2017 and the amazing people that were a part of it. Thank you to my family, friends, co-workers, mentors, clients, and role models.
Wishing you all a restful holiday and a successful 2018!