Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking Forward

I'm looking forward to 2011. Even though the economy gave us a good scare this year, John and I got through. The beauty of self-employment is that you have to look for opportunities instead of excuses. You just have to keep forging ahead. 

And that's what I plan to do even after receiving some not-so-good news yesterday that's forcing me to rearrange a part of my business. My reaction to such news is usually of an analytical nature. I digest the information, but I don't overreact. After thinking about it, I looked at it from a different angle and realized that this change could, in fact, actually help my business and work to my advantage.

~image copyright Wiley Publishing~

This brings me to a fantastic book that I read earlier this year titled Trump Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges Into Success. I highly recommend this book. It's a very easy read, and you can finish reading it in a day or two.

~image copyright Wiley Publishing~

The biggest piece of advice anyone can take away from this book lies within the title of chapter 10: Separate Yourself From the Complaining Crowd. Simply put, don't buy into the negativity. Rise above it, and you'll be on your way. I'm not saying the road will be easy, but I can guarantee you'll be more focused on your goals vs. your complaints. Focusing on complaining gets you nowhere very fast.

As we approach a new year, I encourage you to shed that old way of thinking and do what Donald Trump does: separate yourself from the complaining crowd. Happy New Year!


Heather said...

I love your post and your way of thinking. I hope you and your loved ones have a happy and healthy New Year.

Happy New Year!!! Heather

Len said...


All the best in 2011.

Caroline said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Liz, Happy New Year to you, John and your kitties!
I'm with you all the way! I am continuing my resolution from last year, to concentrate on the positive and to not let others' negativity get in the way!
Sorry about the bad news! You know that sometimes disappointment is a gift, it causes you to change direction, which isn't always a bad thing, it gives us a better opportunity that may have been missed! Good Luck to you in all your endeavors in the upcoming year!