On this day last year, my life got flipped upside down.
There's no other way of saying it than the simple truth that everything in my business as I knew it, had changed. In one fell swoop, I had changed.
Looking back, I know my situation wasn't unique. We ALL have things in life and business that punch the life out of us.
Until we choose to get back up.
I don't know what you're going through today, but I hope this letter finds you at the right time. Better yet, I'm sending you what I wish someone had told me 365 days ago.
Let's start with the basics…
This is a terrible time, but you'll get through it. You've gotten through every terrible thing in your life until now, so you'll do it again.
I'm proud of the hard decisions you've made and time will prove that they were the best decisions, even though the most agonizing.
I know it feels impossible now, but I need you to trust that—much to your surprise—you won't just survive, but you'll thrive. Blossoms will appear on empty branches when you least expect it.
But now isn't the time to give up. Now is the time to show yourself and those around you what lies deep within you. Now is the time when you prove your willingness to fight for everything you want in life.
Keep moving forward, even with tiny steps each day, because everything you want is on the other side of not giving up.
Stay the course,
If you could go back one year and tell yourself something, what would it be?