The year is rapidly coming to an end, and it's a natural time to look back and reflect on the past 12 months. 2019 and has been a great year (helped by not watching the news and living in my own little bubble 😂), I've met amazing new clients this year who have real determination to reach their goals and the progress they have made so far is admirable, they've joined my class of 2018 who are an inspiration to me and being able to help each and every one of my clients to live healthier, happier lives is the best feeling in the world.
Behind the scenes, there are 5 things I've learned about me and my business this year and in no particular order, here they are:
1. I can't do everything on my own. Up until the spring of this year, I was convinced that everything about running my business had to be done by me and that reaching out for help was a sign of weakness. Since then, I have learned that reaching out to those who have been there and done it and can share their wisdom not only saved me A LOT of time but a lot of money in the process too, which leads me on to lesson number 2...
2. You have to spend money. Being self-employed, it's quite natural to not want to spend any more money on your business than you have to, but man-oh-man this thought process was getting me nowhere, fast! This year, I have invested in myself. I've attending courses and seminars, which have expanded my knowledge and skill-set, enabling me to put systems in place that save me time working behind the scenes, all of which means I can spend more time helping more clients, which is my ultimate goal.
3. Be around like-minded people. I went to a pretty incredible fitness seminar in the summer where everyone shared the same passion for fitness. It gave me such a buzz and it's so inspiring being in an environment like that that you can't help but feed off the positivity. Now, I can't live at a seminar, that would be weird, but I have since become a member of various PT and fitness groups who keep that inspiration alive every day.
4. Don't be afraid of failure. Failure is a good thing, it helps you to grow. Not everything works first time, if something doesn't work, it's ok, learn from it and try again.
5. I can go a full day without eating peanut butter.
What have been your biggest life lessons of 2019?