Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All Our Readers
Soon it will come to my favourite time of the year.
A time when I can stop for a while and reflect on the year I have had. I have a moment every year on Christmas Day when I stop and take in what is happening. The kids are excited, the family is happy, food is on the table and all I can see are all the smiling faces. It is at that moment I say to myself “yep you did well, it was all worth it”. The whole family stops during the festive season. We all relax, slow down, and be thankful. I know I am thankful to have a beautiful wife, healthy, happy and smart kids, a good business, a bloody good team, and a roof over my head.
It also reinforces for me the number one value we have at Peak Strategies………relationships.
We do what we do for a career and to make money for a lifestyle etc, but really the thing that puts a smile on our face is the relationships we have with the people around us. Those close fulfilling connections we have with people is the emotional return we need. For me that return for the effort I put in during the year comes from my darling wife, my kids, my fantastic team, my clients and from the many contacts we have in the Peak family. They are all such beautiful souls. That is one of the main reasons I do what I do, it’s for the relationships we enjoy with the people around us.
We often get lost in our purpose. Suddenly we lose sight of why we do what we do. We get caught up in the busyness of business. Go home to see your family and your friends. See them smiling and laughing. And really that is all there is to it, our goal is to just be happy.
If I reflect on this year, these are some of the things I have learnt;
We all have voices of doubt in our head. That voice that says we are going to fail, we are going to stuff things up and it will be horribly embarrassing. That is quite okay. Acknowledge that voice, know when to learn from it, but also learn when to ignore it.
Do something that scares you. We must do something scary if we want to grow. Challenge yourselves and push yourselves. You will be surprised what you are capable of.
Our worst enemy is our own minds.
Know what you can and what you can’t control. Put your attention into things you can control. Don’t let the future of your business be dictated to by others. Take control of your future.
Choose your attitude.
So, I hope you can reflect on your year, reflect and reconnect with why you do and what you do.
Merry Christmas to you all. See you all again next year for more fun.