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What did we learn from 2020?

Are we going to have a better 2021?

2020 was a year we will never forget, but would never like to repeat.  As the calendar turns to 2021, it’s important to look back and reflect on the last 12 months.  Is there anything we learned that will help us improve moving forward?  What did you learn?  Did you priorities change?  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you nine things we learned from 2020 and how we can use it to ensure a better 2021.  Enjoy.

  • Financial wake up call. Last year was a wake up call for us as a country.  It opened our eyes to many of the troubles we have been facing, particularly with our finances.  If you were like most Americans and did not have the infamous “rainy day funds” in a savings account, you may have been financially strained.
  • All businesses were affected by the pandemic (some more than others), but the ones who thrived are the ones who pivoted the quickest.  This is our new reality now moving forward, we must adapt.
  • Add value to others. As we make these changes, are we thinking about adding value to others?  Or, are we putting ourselves first?  There are many in need, it’s important to pivot with that in mind.
  • Before March 2020, when was the last time you made an effort to spend quality time outside on a consistent basis?  Months?  Years?  The pandemic has kept us all indoors and out of restaurants, but we now get to appreciate nature.  Go on a walk around your neighborhood.  Appreciate the beauty we have around us.
  • Read more. Read any good books last year?  Me too.  It continues to be a great way for me to grow my mind every day.
  • Stay in touch. How often do you text, facetime, or call loved ones now?  Pretty often, right?  Show others you love and appreciate them as often as you can.
  • Country unity. No matter your political beliefs, it is clear that we need to be unified as a country.  Always remember to respect, understand, and be kind to others.
  • New activities. Did you learn a new skill last year?  How about pick up a new hobby or find a new passion?  Last year was definitely the year of free time, so if you learned something new, I would love to hear about it!
  • Have your priorities changed since ten months ago?  Stay focused on what matters most and never take anything for granted.  I found that it helps to write down your goals and recite them in the mirror each day.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson made an appearance on the Teamwork Advantage podcast with Gregg Gregory and it will be released on Monday, January 11th (be on the lo9okout for the link to listen)

Life Tip #8:  Treat each person like they are a million dollar customer

 

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