Episode 42: The Surprising Lessons I Learned in 2021

The Surprising Lessons I Learned in 2021Wow … where did 2021 go?? It seems like just yesterday we were saying “good riddance” to the dumpster fire that was 2020. 2021 turned out to be better in some ways and disappointing in others. Listen in as I share my top three lessons I learned in 2021 and what will be different for me in 2022.


I don’t know about you, but I enjoy hearing other people share about their important life lessons learned and how they make decisions to move forward in their ministry or business.  It always makes me feel less alone when I see that others have struggled some of the same things I have, and I learn new tips and strategies by hearing how they solved them.  So I thought as we wrap up this year, I’d share the three biggest things I’ve learned, and give you a preview of where I am headed in 2022.

1. It’s ok to do things my own way.

2. I can’t be in task-mode and create-mode at the same time.

3.  I learned (again) the value of recycling content.

Now, where am I going in 2022? Well, I have a big change coming. I’ll be working 50 hours a week and have little or no time or privacy on my lunch hour. It’s a significant shift in my schedule, in terms of number of hours I can devote to Do A New Thing and when I can devote them.

As I move into this new season, I recognize that I have three things going for me … I have an engaged audience who is so supportive of my crazy schedule, I have six years of solid content that seems to be more applicable now than ever.  And I have a broad network of friends and partners that I have worked with over the years. So, my strategy this year will be to offer the content I have to my network of partners to fill gaps they may have in their own businesses … to serve them and their audience as a guest expert or podcast guest, and grow my reputation as a leader in my zone of genius.

Instead of focusing on the time I am losing, I’ll choose to focus on maximizing what I do have to continue serving God’s girls.  Because in the end, that’s what I’m all about.

Action Step:
I’d love to hear one of  your key takeaways from 2021 and how you’ll use it in the next year. Share it on social media and tag me @doanewthing so I can cheer you on. Or share it in my free Facebook group, Plan & Pray with Do A New Thing.

Resources:
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