January 2019 Issue
You’ve heard me say it before; September will always feel like the New Year to me. It’s when we often get our 🍑 back to class, so when it comes to the actual New Year, I tend to use it as more of a reset button. Over the holidays, I do my best to let go of what I didn’t do yesterday, unplug, power down, and come back in January ready to re-plug and power back up (which is also my genius IT solution to any tech problem.) Before going to my internal settings to hit update, I take a look back at the "healthy, wealthy and wise decisions" I've made in 2018 with Editor's Edge and in general. They've taught me a few key lessons I'm tying to my kite this New Year, for that jolt of lightning needed to become my healthiest, wealthiest, and wisest in 2019.
A year ago, I finally ripped off the band-aid and made the healthy decision to phase out the photography business (which no longer brought me joy) and went balls-to-the-wall with Editor’s Edge. This wise decision provided a wealth of space to dedicate to consulting clients, speaking engagements, and developing exciting new services - such as customized brand-building guides, digital marketing materials, and brand direction retainers. I was finally doing all the work I relish and it graciously delivered a healthy dose of inspiring conversations where I shared and gained wisdom from all of you.
On the more personal side, while I did wise up and cut down on business travel in the second half of the year to spend more QT with my family, I am definitely not all that and a bag of chips. In truth, just as unhealthy as chain-scarfing bags of Munchos, was my unwise and unhealthy decision to ignore my pestering body. I let a sports injury get out of hand by telling myself "I don't have time for this." It was this jerk move that led to a wealth of frustration, time lost at doctors' offices, uncovered medical bills, and the inability to do the activities that kept me physically healthy and mentally wise (sane) for a full year. Oh, the irony. Don’t worry, after being clamped down by a valuable life lesson (and a heavy walking boot) I'm slooowly getting there. Words of wisdom from the unwise: running away from a problem is a race you'll never win.
As the curtain rises on the opening act of 2019, it’s time to double tap reset and swallow the unhealthy, un-wealthy (...poor), or unwise decisions we’ve previously made. The show is starting from here, presenting us with a fresh opportunity to become all the more wiser. As, Ben, the crazy character who literally tied a key to a kite in a lightning storm said: “the doors of wisdom are never shut.”
There are some clever developments taking place here at Editor’s Edge and I’m looking forward to sharing and gaining health, wealth, and wisdom with you all in the New Year. What big moves are you planning in 2019 to evolve your business to be the healthiest, wealthiest and wisest it’s ever been? Kick it off with the first healthy decision for your business of the New Year. After all, your great, big, beautiful tomorrow is...today!
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