Some people say that life doesn’t throw you anything more than you can handle. I am not entirely convinced of this. I think it is more to do with the fact that humans are amazingly resilient and even if it doesn’t feel like it, they will stand back up and carry on in so many circumstances.

As has been conditioned into me by years of the British education system, September is my new year. It is when I get my ducks in a row and get ready for the year ahead. I have never been a big fan of New Years Eve as a new start. So here I am reflecting a little on my past year and how strong my foundations are for the next step. It feels like I am moving to the next level.

I have a few things that are in the final planning stages ready to fire from the starting blocks. If I had tried any of it last year, I don’t think I would have had the right preparation to get going in quite the same way. I would not have had the network of relationships I have now, to perhaps give me that little boost.

In some places, my confidence may not have been right. Either arrogance that I was fine when perhaps not or not confident enough when it matters.

I allocated the last year as a year of learning. I invested in some training courses and spent time working through things that perhaps scared me or I found intriguing. In a lot of the learning, I realised that whilst I may be able to do it myself, there are some things I should leave to those who do it better.

I am in the position now to move onto the next level, I have the requisite number of gold coins and have jumped the right amount of hurdles. I may have even picked up some super powers on the way that will give me the boost when I need it.

What I have managed to do is pick up the super powers of some supportive and wise people who have helped me on my levelling up. This cannot be understated. It doesn’t go unappreciated either. Here is to level 2, lets hope I get though it in one piece!


Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in Blog, Employee to Entrepreneur, Growth & Development, Strategy & Planning, Survival & Enterprise, Work Life Balance