Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
At the beginning of this year, 2020, I made a post on my old Instagram profile that stated my word for the year was "perseverance." Little did I know what was coming to me in the months that followed. The definition of "perseverance" states:
Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
This year has been absolutely challenging and heartbreaking, to say the least, for so many of us in the world, including self-help and spiritual business owners. We are thought leaders, we are supposed to shine our light of positivity onto others and crank out an interminable amount of inspiration. But, even as thought leaders and business owners, it's impossible to do so 100% of the time. Especially during a year that many consider being "cursed." Heck, even Teal Swan, had this happen to her a few weeks ago!
While on that day in January of this year, 2020, I had no idea what was coming to me for my business and personal life, I guess, in a way, I was tuning into my intuition and foreshadowing events that would help fill the role of the meaning of the word, "perseverance." And yes, what you focus on expands.
But it's not what happens to you that determines your freedom of choice. Rather, it's how you choose to respond through your focus that expands. Listen now as I explain my top 3 business mistakes I made this year, and boy are they big ones, and how I'm choosing to overcome them. I'll give you a hint, this also involves the famous Japanese proverb:
Fall down seven times, stand up eight.