2019 was a great year. Challenging but great. One of the highlights was starting up a business with Tania to support our daughter Dayle. Our expectations were purely to provide Dayle with some encouragement and support and possibly ease the load of her 1st year studies by helping her out. Within months my entrepreneurial mojo was ignited and I was seeing the realm of possibilities. Our 1st real commission cheque kind of got me to rethink my strategy, and increase my initial goals, a week later the next cheque was in our account, and a week later the next. It became almost like a computer game, work online and a pay cheque every week. It sounded too good to be true and part of me wondered when the party would be over. Then came November, our turnover doubled and once again I decided to re-asses my goals and to start thinking bigger.
I always knew that I would not ever return to the insurance industry but I was never really 100% certain of what the future held. I was clear on what I was NOT prepared to do: No 8 – 5 rat race; No shuffling papers; No admin; and No boss dictating my leave schedule or daily hours.
I loved the coaching world, but that was not going to fast track me to where I wanted to be financially and living in small town Eastern Cape did not lend itself to creating new coaching network opportunities. Sometimes we get lucky, sometimes we create our own luck. I am grateful to Dayle for persisting with me for almost 3 months before I decided to engage with her and be willing to step outside of my comfort zone and do something that I had previous judgments of.
Tania and I now have a business with reach in 7 countries. I get to utilize my coaching skills on a daily basis and I get to hang out with some really inspiring people. I have grown, I have been tested, I have made mistakes and I have dropped the ball at times. Every single time, the people surrounding me have offered me advice, consulted with me, encouraged me but most importantly reminded me that I am capable by simply showing me the way and letting me do it for myself. I have never before worked with such a diverse and dynamic group of people.
I am undergoing massive changes this year, so in no particular order, here goes my top 4 things that I have committed to.
1. I am transforming my body. Through, diet, exercise and self care I will be in the best physical shape I have ever been in.
2. I have set BHAG, 2020 year goals are the biggest stretch that I have ever undertaken. I am confident of achieving them as I have surrounded myself with Coaches, Mentors and a dynamic team of purpose driven people.
3. I have committed to my wife and kids to be present when I am with them and not working. I will block time for them and spend more quality time with them.
4. I am committed to helping others whilst holding very clear boundaries to ensure I am not people pleasing and that I am being effective and empowering as a mentor, coach or business partner.
What will 2020 bring you? What magic have you let slip through your fingers by not stepping outside of your comfort zone? What decisions have you made that will ensure 2020 brings with it the changes you wish to see in your life?
If you are also up for something different and willing to level up, let’s have a chat.
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