Don’t Write Off 2020

Don’t completely write off 2020 and erase the year from your memory banks. There are many things we can learn from last year. Instead, recognize the things that happened and approach things differently in the new year. In this video, I share what I recognized from 2020 that has become valuable takeaways for me

Do not regret what you did in 2020. Instead, consider what you learned from last year and what your positive takeaways are from that experience. As you look back over the past year, recognize why things happened and approach things differently in the new year. You will be a better person for it.

3 thoughts on “Don’t Write Off 2020

  1. 2020 was a year to remember.

    In April my Father passed away from Lung Cancer and unfortunately, I did not get to see him or be with him when he passed or be at the service.

    My Dad was the main carer for my Mum who has a form of Parkinsons. She had to be moved into a home and was quarantined and unable to see friends or family during that time. And, funny while I think about it now, also nearly deaf so we couldn’t get on the phone to talk to her either.

    In September, I nearly lost my wife. For 18 months she had been losing a lot of weight and the Doctor finally figured out there are an infection eating at her gall bladder that they had been unable to find before and rushed her in for surgery. I feared the worst and got the best.

    The things to remember with passion…

    My stepdaughter, Alison, got married in August and bought a house (in that order). We have some amazing pictures and will be organizing a big celebration when the pandemic subsides.

    My stepson and his wife, Jason and Kristen, had their first baby in September. A beautiful boy by the name of Peter and born on the same day as my daughter so I’m pretty sure I’ll remember that one. We will get together and celebrate with them when we can (thank goodness for Facetime/Zoom).

    And in 2020 I celebrated my 20th year in Texas and my 20th Wedding Anniversary.

    Have hope. I know there is always someone worse off than me and I shared this because of the second half of the comment, not because of the first. Sorry it was long.

    Find something good every year, month, week or day to be thankful for and remember those things. We will always be challenged. How we come out of it will define us.

    Ivan, you’re a rock star to all of us, and especially to me. Thanks for everything you do!

  2. I found out that doing things online is sometimes better, faster and more economical. Think Amazon vs. the mall; Tesla vs. a horse; online investing vs. going to the stockbroker’s office; etc. And the same is true for BNI. Using the Zoom app has allowed us to attend meetings while out of town; invite visitors from across the city; become better online marketers; and to grow.

  3. I enjoyed the quietness of the time at home. It was odd having my husband home 24/7, but it gave us a lot of time to talk and look to the future. I dug into all the personal development trainings that all the influencers (Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Dean Graziosi, Eric Worre, Frazer Brookes) were offering (some for free, others for a very reduced rate). I got a coach to help me get more comfortable with social media. I did not watch the news because it is a waste of time! I spent a lot of time with my “quarantine crew” – a group of friends that we met with quite often and had long walks on a few of our hiking trails. I learned to pivot and get comfortable with zoom and doing online events and 1on1s.

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