Reviving hopes and dreams: My two words for 2019

I cannot believe I have been silent on this blog for a whole year! I hope none of you thought I had quit. I would never go without saying goodbye. But I have to share a sad truth with you. The past 12 months were very difficult for me because they were the most uninspired 12 months of my life in business. As much as there was so much work being done and new projects coming up, I found myself at a point where I was not sure which direction I wanted to go as a Virtual Assistant. My hopes and dreams seemed to have died. There were so many different raging emotions around it through out the year to the extent that I was convinced walking away was going to give me some level of joy and inner peace.

I want to believe every business owner out there  goes through such emotions as they journey through their businesses. There are so many challenges that come with running a business that we can’t talk about everyday because we need to appear strong, mature and have that oomph we are told to have at every networking or business training event we attend. We need to have thick skin. We need not focus on the failures. We need to balance out that cashflow to keep the business alive. We need to keep fighting for ALL KINDS of breakthroughs.  Above all, we need to remain inspired. Everyday. Whether we like it or not. But when you find yourself at a point where your inspiration is dead, it’s hard to get through the days. I literally had to drag myself out of bed on lots of days in 2018 because I just didn’t want to do it anymore.

Yet, despite this, I managed to do some amazing work for amazing clients and got to meet some lovely people who always seemed to remind me of my value and why my work mattered. This is essentially what kept me sane throughout the year. I remain grateful for all people who fed positivity, gratitude and love into my life in 2018. Thank you. Without even realising it, you saved me from giving in to negativity. You saved me from throwing away hopes and dreams of running a thriving business and living a purposeful life. You saved me from falling into the trap of having other people defining my success. You accepted me as I am – sugar, spice, flaws and everything else that comes with being me.

I had lost focus and was just getting by like a zombie, to be honest.

Now, I must say, it’s good to be back! It’s good to be ready to tackle the curveballs life throws at me. As I stepped into 2019, I was determined to do whatever it took to revive my hopes and keep them alive. I have two words for 2019 – CONSISTENCY & FOCUS. I have always been so clear about where I want to take Twenty47 Virtual Assistant & my career as well. However, I have not always been consistent and end up losing focus along the way. Politics gets in the way. Hardships get in the way. Society gets in the way. Most times, I get in my own way! But I intend to be more self aware so that I can always pull myself back. One of my favourite coaches, Lisa Nichols always says, “You are your own rescue.” [Check video below] You cannot wait for someone else to come and save you from the pits of misery you may find yourself in. I know I am not waiting for that in 2019. Because, if’s I’m not where I want to be by the end of the year, I will not have anyone to blame but me. So, as I go through 2019, I live by this mantra,

We are going after all the good things they said we can’t or couldn’t have!

Make way for us…

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