A Year of Firsts

It may be cliche, but reflecting at the end of the year always serves a good purpose. It shows how far you’ve come in what I consider a very short period of time. This was my first year as a solo practitioner and solo entrepreneur. It was the first time I operated exactly as I thought best for me in my law and coaching practice. It’s been a year of firsts. 

At this time last year, I’d never run payroll, balanced my books, updated my website, or even printed labels. Through managing all these firsts, I’ve learned a lot of lessons. The most obvious being, that scary things are not always bad. At some point, you just have to take a chance on yourself and do what aligns with how you work and want to live. 

I’ve absolutely made mistakes. I took a case when my gut told me not to take it and it definitely went sour. I spread myself too thin with social obligations and networking that resulted in me getting sick and forced me to stay in bed to recover. I said the wrong thing on more than one occasion. 

But, the positives have outweighed the negatives. I learned from every mistake I  made over the last year. I’ve asked for help and mentorship when I’ve needed it and my colleagues have been more than happy to spend time with me going over whatever was causing me heartburn. I’ve received coaching and legal referrals from all over the state and country from people that I deeply respect. I’ve worked from multiple cities, including Savannah, New Smyrna Beach, Montreal, and Orlando. I’ve designed my business so that it works with the ebbs and flows of my energy and it’s worked! 

All I feel at the end of this year of firsts is immense gratitude. To all the people who have taken time to talk to me along the way. To all my generous clients who took a chance on a new, virtual business. And to myself for taking the leap that I was always fearful to take. I really can’t wait to see what the future holds but if I can get through year 1, I’d say the sky is truly the limit.

If you’re on the edge of doing something new and different and want a coach to help you get there, let’s talk. I know you can do it.