It’s a great time to look at the hard-won lessons of the past year, and so I wanted to share the most important lesson I learned in 2020 that I’m going to take into 2021.

 

It’s a great time to look at the hard-won lessons of the past year, and so I wanted to share the most important lesson I learned in 2020 that I’m going to take into 2021.

 

Lesson 1: You are your own worst critic

I was reminded that I am my own biggest critic and that fear truly is my greatest obstacle. Although I’ve been facing my fears of putting myself out there ever since I started this business five years ago, I feel like I just wasn’t committed until I started putting out weekly video content that truly let everything hang out. I didn’t have time to be overly prepared like I was used to. I had to let go of perfectionism and realize that good enough was much better than nothing at all. And yet that style of content seemed to receive a more positive response from my network than anything I had done before, which then gave me the drive to keep going.

Lesson 2: Just keep at it

The key lesson is: it’s the consistency that leads to real results. Yes, there days where I wasn’t sure what I should talk about and my content maybe didn’t get as great of a response as others. But I kept going because it was the moments that popped up every few weeks where I’d receive an email or a comment from a private message that made me realize that what I was doing was working: I was showcasing who I am what I do what I care about and I was building trust and rapport even during a time where it’s difficult to connect with others. So looking back at 2020 I think the pandemic really pushed me to not take myself too seriously, to realize the power of getting in front of my audience and to focus on providing as much value as I can.

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