As we get older and we put more mileage
on our own engines, we can all look back and say some years were better than
others. I, for one, am neither happy nor sad to see 2017 come to an end, but I
am prepared to say goodbye to it and hello 2018.
2017 on a personal level was a pleasant
year. My children are growing, maturing, and accomplishing so much in their
young lives that, well, I cannot begin to sing their praises. I feel truly
blessed that my family was and is healthy. The year was without any
personal tragedy or loss. In many ways I’d sum it up as a pretty average,
maybe above average, year.
On the business front 2017 was not
terrible either, yet it was not the year I had planned. I did experience loss in the form of a few long-time clients. I lost a few good team
members too, especially one who moved overseas. Adjustments were made on the
fly, ones that proved to be the right call at the time, but it was stressful
nonetheless. I am generally pleased with 2017, but again I can’t help but wonder
what could have been if the changes did not happen.
I am looking forward to 2018. I hope for
better times ahead both personally and professionally. I hope my son learns to
drive carefully, obtains his driver’s license, and is blessed with no driving
incidents in his young driving career. I’m hoping my daughters remain steadfast
and focused on their academics and extracurriculars. I hope my wife and I
continue to be healthy as we focus on the parenting of teenagers.
And, as I ponder what is to be as a
professional sales person in 2018, I hope for success. I hope for continued
success as my business grows, my employees grow, and my clients grow. I hope we
continue to find ways to provide return on investment for our clientele as the
industry speeds forward unlike anything before. The key to all of my personal
and professional wants is hope. I do believe in my and my teams skills. We
have what it takes to have a great year and it is through my hope that I envision
the year ending successfully. I too hope you have a great 2018. Thank you for
reading SaturdayMorningSales and Happy New Year.