Question 2 in Question Week. What’s been awesome in your business this year? Or, what’s one thing that went right?
Saying you’ve survived another year, while a very good thing since so many small businesses fail, doesn’t count for this question. I’ve survived this year but as I’m often reminded by great business friends, it’s about more than surviving — it’s about thriving and growing.
Share your victory celebration with me (and my readers)! Big or small what success came this year?
One thing that’s been awesome this year for me is that I’m finally making steps in redefining what I can do and how I can be of service to the world around me. This quote is really one that hits home for me:
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. ~Author Unknown
I finally stepped out and did some things this year that were really big for me. I said yes when Michele Scism invited me to co-host the Ultimate Blog Challenge and when Lisbeth Tanz invited me to co-host the 31 Days Blog Challenge. I got inspired by Connie Ragen Green’s book and hosted several free teleseminars. Surprise, I actually really enjoyed them–turns out I CAN do it and had a blast sharing about Twitter and ezines, and most importantly found that my listeners found value in them and I was able to help them in their businesses. And I launched Simplestorming which I can’t wait to expand in 2011!
This year the biggest thing I found outside of my own head though was support. Some garbage happened for me in my personal life (discovered I have celiac after a lot of fighting being sick and exhausted) and then in my business. I wanted to throw in the towel more than once. But a wonderful community of support appeared around me and I can’t express how truly grateful I am for all of you. People I’d barely met online were there to listen, help, and understand because they’d been through it. And that’s been awesome.
I hope that I’m able, in whatever ways I can, to be there in turn for those who need support in their own lives and businesses. Because regardless of what type of businesses we each run, it’s really all about the people we’re making a difference for — ourselves, our families, our friends and our tribes.
Okay, so that was more than one thing from me. You can share more than one, too. :) But share at least one!