Best of 2019: Year & Decade in Review
Can you believe it's 2020? Is your mind blown that a year and a decade has ended? Are you reflecting, celebrating and adjusting for the new year and the next decade? It's that time of the year filled with New Year Resolutions. A challenge to you is to look back on the last year and the last decade so that you celebrate and adjust for this year and the decade.
When I started regularly reflecting on each year, everything started changing. In 2015, I began to look back with an intention to celebrate and reflect. As I reflected, I learned to improve my life each and every year. In 2018, I implemented regularly looking at how aligned my actions are weekly. I created a 90 Day Plan: 7 Steps to Success practice.
Months before 2019 ended, I started reflecting on the last decade with reflection and celebration in mind. My intention and prayer involves a focus on freedom in every area of life, as well as a firm foundation to begin 2020 and a new decade. Did you do anything like that in 2010? Has anyone around you ever done that or taught you do that? Me neither.
At the same time, I realized how powerful this one exercise is to set up each year, decade, and our lives for success. If you combine reflection and celebration with vision each year, you are passionately and purposefully pursuing potential.
Every year since 2017, I started a practice of choosing a word to represent the year. In 2019, my word was freedom. The tests and trials in my life were not easy at all. My mindset, feelings and actions were challenged at every level and turn. At the same time, I wouldn't change any of it. I am proud of who I am growing into.
I feel more aligned to passion, purpose, people and profits than ever. The presence and vibrancy in my life is explosive. The habits and discipline in each area of my life blow me away. The biggest lesson I've learned in looking back the last decade is that transformation is required to create a life and business I love.
You and I may overestimate what we may do in a year, and underestimate what may happen in 10 years. Although I experienced turbulence the last 10 years, I am proud of the transformation of walking from fear to faith, devaluing to purity, self hate to love, corporate to calling and bondage to freedom.
As I reflect on Best of 2019: Year & Decade in Review, I am embracing the woman I am becoming. A woman who is faithful, aligned, passionate and purposeful. A woman who is not only creating a life and business she loves with expression, time, location and leading to financial freedom. But someone who is helping creators create what they love too.
How did you grow in 2019? What transformation happened in the last decade? Where do you want to transform your life?
How did you grow in your life in 2019? What do you want to create and experience this year and in the next decade? Are you taking action? Have you reflected on your personal, life and business growth? What do you want to transform?
How did or could you impact others? Where did you travel or want to travel to? Each and everyone of us has the power to create, transform and inspire. It takes self awareness, reflection, and action to transform. That's how I have walked through my own personal transformation and continuing to and how you can too.
The more aware you are of your own mindset, feelings and actions, the easier it is to create the transformation you want within your community as well.
You will love these reflections of a Year & Decade in Review.
Best of 2019
Whether you are in Corporate, working a 9-5, or an entrepreneur, it's important to reflect on what you are grateful for in your life. As I started changing habits years ago, I realized how not celebrating impacted me. I recognized I focused so much on the next goal or accomplishment, that I failed to be content and celebrate along the way.
It is important to celebrate each step of the way. In each moment, we have a choice to turn pain into purpose, be present, and shift our perspective. A lot of 2019 did not go how I prayed or envisioned it would. At the same time, I have a lot to be grateful for. There are infinite things to be joyful about.
I put together a list of Best of 2019 both personally via social media, as well as this graphic for our community. I'll integrate both perspectives as I share.
I started doing a #bestof end of year posts the end of 2018, and kept them in my Instagram highlights. I did the same for #bestof2019 from a different perspective. In 2018, I aligned the posts to our 12 themes to #createit a life and business you love (themes like #jumpstart #smartsocial #moneymaker that are in our monthly mastermind.
This year, I decided to focus on faith, wellness, lifestyle and media. In addition, the recap for the community below in seven key areas from people to community impact.
Create in spite of circumstances, chaos & community 💗
One of my biggest revelations of 2019 included creating in spite of circumstances, chaos and community.
As I look back this year, so much alignment happened in Faith with health, wealth & business in spite of. In spite of crazy circumstances, chaos, and community not here yet, I chose to create.
Faith: A closer & more connected relationship with God & a firm foundation. This year is the first year I read the Bible straight through. Now on the second & in Jeremiah. The peace I have now 95% of the time & growing is priceless. I loved @pcc_thegrove & @wearetransformation blessed me beyond esp #crazyfaithseries #crazyfaith
Wellness: My wellness & countless ways I jumpstart my own & stayed consistent & our community. From being in a challenge myself ALL YEAR to biking in Mexico, running in Bulgaria & more! I loved attending @herbalife @atlantasts events and global!! I missed 1 for being super sick & one out of the country.
Media: I love how I and we jump started our community on multiple influencer, podcast, & media platforms. The growth is amazing with over 300 mm in reach (more coming in an upcoming post). I loved starting #igtvchannel and videos on #unboxing #herbalifenutrition & #igtvseries. I loved partnering with brands in travel, media, lifestyle & wellness! @thrive @airbnb @airbnbexperiences started this year! I loved publishing books on @amazon. I loved hosting our events & retreats @discoveratlanta & more
Lifestyle: I love how my word this year divinely downloaded is Freedom & 2020 = Joy. I love how I grew in freedom of expression, time, community, location & finances. I loved traveling to @visitcolorado @visitneworleans @visitmiamiflorida @visitmexico @holboxtourism @airbnbadventures @southwestair @bulgariaofficial
Unleash ALL of YOU to be FREE
From the second 2019 started, my word for the year “Freedom resonated at each and every step.
My year started with watching Made @msrachelhollis in theaters and going to a vision board workshop 💗
Freedom for me is freedom in all forms (expression, time, location, community & financial) I am reminded often of Gal 5:1
Faith: I experienced so many miracle moments. From butterfly’s on my finger divinely waiting for me to vision board workshops with clarity like I’ve never had before. The culmination of the God Given vision given to me in 2011-2015 coming into clear focus.
Attending @herbalife extravaganza to personal development events regularly like seminars with @jillianmichaels @iyanlavanzant & @therealsuzeorman & @discoveratlanta @suzanneadamsinc @soundembracehealth to sky diving indoors @iflyus
This added with staying physically fit and in challenges and eating healthy and on @herbalife had me feeling 💯
Media/Business: wow wow wow! Creating & launching our freebies @fitlifecreation mastermind & courses like “How to Create & Launch an Online Course in