Well, here we are at the conclusion of another
year. I am writing this final post of 2018 sitting on my balcony overlooking
the ocean in Florida. I don’t share this to make anyone jealous but as a
reminder that it’s important to recharge the batteries every once in a while.
2018 has been another interesting year
for me both personally and professionally. On the personal side I’ll keep it
simple – my kids are getting older. We began looking at colleges for my son this
year. Yep, I’m feeling a little old. It has been a good year and one that I
feel lucky and blessed. Me, my wife, and my children have made another trip
around the sun in healthy fashion. We’ve enjoyed quality time together as well
as with friends and family. We did some traveling at the best times, when we
all needed to recharge our batteries, and stayed close to home when the
Cleveland weather couldn’t have been better.
2018 from a business standpoint was a bit of a roller coaster ride. I made a bad hire about a year ago which I didn’t fully
realize until late spring of this year. By then there was some sales damage
that, even though I worked hard to overcome, I did not fully clean up until December.
The year finished strong which I am excited about because 2019 will start
strong. At my fulltime gig we gained two dozen new clients. In my freelance
work I had the opportunity to counsel several fantastic organizations and
Onward and upward as the old saying
goes. As my batteries are being recharged so is my spirit. As an old dog I’m
not afraid to learn a few new tricks. I plan to take my experiences gained
throughout 2018 and apply the lessons learned, the new tricks so to speak, and
become a better version of myself in 2019. I am excited to be surrounded by a
solid team. I am even more excited for some of the changes yet to come. Growth
can be stressful, but growth is also exciting. Growth does not come without
risk, but hell I’ve never been afraid of risk. So, onward and upward. May your
2019 be like my 2019 – a year filled marked by the love of family & friends
and by growth & success. Cheers and Happy New Year.