2020: Year End Review
What a year!
It’s been an unprecedented year that none of us could have imagined. Through it all, our interconnectedness has become more evident than ever.
This year led us to ask, “Who are we and who do we want to be?” “What matters most and what do we value?” In a way, 2020 awakened us.
Ben Franklin said, “Out of adversity comes opportunity.” I’m thankful for the opportunities this year has brought.
Namely, I got to know many of you through Your Aha! Life. I’m grateful for all of the loyal subscribers and those who read, comment and share the many blog articles, podcasts, affirmations, and motivational quotes I publish weekly.
Late last year, I had the vision to speak to people who desired more for their lives. I heard from many people who wanted to define success on their terms, to find balance, more meaning, and greater fulfillment in their lives. I talked to high achievers who had become disillusioned and burned out. They knew they wanted and deserved better. I spoke to people in various life and career stages, some of whom were navigating transitions. They had in common a desire to be more intentional about their next moves, to find happiness and purpose. It was a consistent refrain.
“Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.”
~ Frederick Buechner
That’s when I took on my personal mission to do what I could to help them. My way of helping was to start writing and posting articles that spoke mainly to their intrinsic selves. In December 2019, I published my first blog article, Practicing Acceptance. Since then, I’ve written 36 other articles (including this one) on various topics. I decided to list them below. I invite you to peruse the titles, and if one captures your attention, by all means, read or reread it. I’d love for you to tell me which articles resonated most and what impact they have had on you. I’d also like to know which topics you’d like me to write or podcast about in 2021. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On December 15, I am sending a special email to all my subscribers to let them know how I plan to deepen my relationship with them in 2021. If you’re a subscriber, be on the lookout for my email. I’m excited to share with you. If you’re not yet a subscriber, I invite you to subscribe today.
Here’s the list of blog articles from the year. Enjoy!
10 Ways to Add More Joy and Fulfillment to Your Life
8 Mentoring Lessons for the High Achiever
3 Ways to Manage Busyness
10 Signs of a High Achiever
Listening to the Voice Within
7 Ways to Find Inner Peace During Times of Uncertainty
Moving From Work-Life Balance to Whole-Life Balance
The 100 New Things in 100 Days Challenge
10 Hugely Practical Aha’s I Wish I’d Learned Sooner
6 Ways to Achieve Career Success and Personal Fulfillment
Applying Maslow’s Theory in Times of Crisis
Self-Awareness is a Rare Quality. Cultivate it.
8 Power Moves from Self-Loathing to Self-Acceptance
Who Are You? 21 Questions for Self-Discovery
A Personal Letter to My High Achieving Friend
Hope is a Winning Strategy
What Personal Development Gurus Don’t Tell You
How to Live with More Joy, Purpose, and Fulfillment
Mindfulness: An Instruction for Aha! Living
You Have Dreams. Get Started Today.
The Opportunity Cost of an Unfulfilled Life
Your Soul’s Work: Bringing Your Essential Self Out of Hiding
30 Ways to Create More Joy During the Pandemic
10 Ways to Slow Down and Live More
10 Things to Do During Your Autumn Years
Acornology: A Lesson in Overcoming Self-Doubt
It’s Time to Ditch Being a Perfectionist
Personal Transformation: The Lesson of the Dragonfly
8 Ways to Strengthen Human Connections in Your Life
Transitions: How to Grow Through Life’s Changes
Gratitude: 45 Ways to Express it Year-Round
10 Life Lessons That Build Courage
How to Begin Again After a Failure
5 Ways to Stop Self-Limiting Beliefs from Sabotaging Your Dreams
I wish you all good things this holiday season and always.