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What lessons did we learn from 2021?

What did you learn from last year?

With the new year upon us, it’s always helpful to think back and reflect on the year prior.  What happened?  What did we learn?  How can we grow?  Use your experiences to get better each day.  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you some ways you can assess last year.  What should you stop doing, start doing, continue doing, do more of, and do less of?  Enjoy.

  • COVID.  We learned a lot about COVID-19.  It’s unpredictable, we have no idea when (or how) it will end, and what the future of this virus will be.  There are many obstacles it presents, so we can use it to gain clarity on our mission.  How often do you think about your personal mission statement?
  • Priorities.  Do you have a side project that keeps getting pushed off?  Do you schedule time to work on this project?  Make appointments with yourself to complete these tasks that can’t be broken.
  • Friends and family.  How are you staying in contact with those closest to you?  Be more intentional with reaching out to loved ones and ask how they are doing.  It’s a tough time for everyone, not just you.
  • Bring consistent value.  I want to be more consistent with the value I bring to others.  If I listen to a good podcast, send it to someone who could benefit from it.  Add value to others through your own growth journey.
  • NFL is as unpredictable as ever.  Unfortunate injuries, shocking upsets, and parody makes it near impossible to predict the NFL right now.  For this reason, you might want to avoid betting on any NFL games!
  • Be alert.  COVID can infect anyone of any age and health status.  As you know, COVID knocked me on my butt a couple months ago and I’m here to tell you to take it seriously.  Wear a mask.
  • Travel.  Speaking of unpredictability, traveling has been (and will continue to be) very chaotic.  Be prepared for delays, cancellations, and unexpected twists.  Travelling through an airport right now will be a true test of your patience.
  • Gratitude.  Do you have a gratitude journal?  Do you consistently write down what you are thankful for?
  • Do more of… Wake up on time, identify your Most Important Priorities (MIPs), and text/call family members wekkly.
  • Do less of…  Sweets.  I need to cut down on my dessert intake.

What about you?  What did you learn from 2021?

Did You Know?  Join Coach as he delivers his “Dreams Really Do Come True” speech virtually on January 19th with Edward Jones Financial Advisor, John Pascucci.  You can register HERE.

Life Tip #1: Focus on making each day your masterpiece

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