As I reflect on this year, I must admit and share that overall 2010 has been a GREAT year for me. I have accomplished a lot in terms of my business growth and know exactly where it is headed in 2011. 2010 started off a little frustrating for me because of the "economy," but I was able to come out of that frustration from the support and encouragement of fellow colleagues and my good friend and business associate, Bryant Johnson of Steelelife.
Another thing that helps me through difficult times and frustration are positive and inspiring quotes. You will find me posting quotes all the time on my Facebook page. Twitter has a few individuals I follow who post quotes daily and I am always re-tweeting what I believe to be a quote of inspiration or truth and re-posting it on my Facebook page as well.
What I have learned since I started my own business is that it's VERY important to surround yourself with individuals who are positive, will motivate you and keep you encouraged. If you do not have a support system and continue to surround yourself around negative individuals who are not at the same place you are, you will unfortunately fail.
I would like to share a few quotes that inspired me this year:
"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." ~Oprah
"Ask for what YOU want and be prepared to get it!" ~Maya Angelou
"If you're not moving forward, then you're standing still." ~Unknown
I have learned that many doors may close but there are always an unlimited amount of doors (new opportunities) waiting to be opened. It might not be so easy to do because WE are ATTACHED to the OLD and FAMILIAR and FEAR the NEW and UNKNOWN. The popular saying goes, "When one door closes another one opens."
As we enter a New Year, think about how you will free yourself from past attachments to bring yourself to realize to enter the new doors that are waiting to open for you.
Wishing everyone a Happy & Prosperous New Year and remember “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer
Coming Soon: I will host a seminar regarding inspiration, how to stay focus in your business, the importance of networking, resources and social media. If you would like more information, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-469-0171.
Words of encouragement: "Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."