2022 Reflections & LessonsDec 29, 2022
Since we're down to the last few days of 2022, I'm in reflection mode and finally feel like I have some things to say! 😉
Let me start by sharing 3 lessons/reminders that came up during "CEO Reflections" journaling that apply to more than just running a business:
- The body keeps score! In October I started to feel less than 100%, woke up with a stiff neck after a week of working in front of the computer for more than 14hrs a day, then in November got super sick with the flu for weeks. It’s easy to go HAM on work mode and disregard our body’s needs, especially when WFH where there’s no coworkers around to pull us away for cafecito. Whether you're running a business, managing a household or working a high pressure career, remember that health is truly the ultimate wealth. Pause. Rest. Recalibrate. Drop whatever isn't mission critical. Ask for help. Be gentler with your body; it's your holy temple.
- Ease is a sign from the universe. The beauty of entrepreneurship is that if you try something and it doesn’t work, you can pivot. For example, I tried to launch a group coaching program for career-driven Latinas but it was challenging to convert women who signed up for the freebie to paid clients. After feeling a deflated (and hella tired!), the universe delivered unexpected clients interested in HR Consulting Services. 🙏🏼 I have a master’s in HR management and a decade of experience in different areas of HR; consulting feels easy. Yet somehow I convinced myself that I should create something new & shiny (that’s the immigrant mindset that we have to work hard to earn high & the first gen urge to do the most). The ease of working with HR Consulting clients has inspired me to pivot my business focus completely for 2023; more to come on. Follow the ease.
- Relationships are everything. Every single client I’ve worked with this year has learned about me through a first or second degree connection. Every. Single. One. Which means I am most grateful to you, my POP Tribe for sharing my social posts, referring folks and connecting me to opportunities.