As I look back on 2014, I am surprised how fast it flew by. It seems like yesterday we were making our 2014 plan and hiring new team members to help us forge ahead. But, as I sit now by my Christmas tree I am realizing this has been quite a year.
This year I was on 58 planes, walked through 31 different spa doors and rode on trains and buses. It was a busy year. In the article “Lets stop the Glorification of Busy” , the author Guy Kawasaki talks about how people thrive on busy and gives tips on how to redifine our success. The piece resonated with me. I am not glorifying busy, quite the opposite. Busy is not who I want to be. I realized in 2014, something I already knew:
I want to use my time wisely and efficiently since it is our most valuable asset.
So, to all of you “busy” people out there…slow down, step back. Spend your time wisely and make sure that you are spending it where it counts, your family, friends and your business.
I was blessed to work with amazing spa professionals and meet new people everywhere I went. The spa industry is filled will so many passionate and interesting people, that it just surrounds my job with great energy. I am passionate about helping others find their ticket to success and balance. Through the 11 conferences I attended, I met up with old friends and met new, they always rejuvinate my passion for what I do.
My greatest pleasure is found with my family. I make them my top priority. We had a wonderful vacation in Kauai this past May enjoying the sea, sun, and trade winds. I felt truly blessed which made me reflect on my life.
For 2015 I am going to make the following promises :
- Live Simply
- Don’t Over Complicate Things
- Take Deep Breaths That Fill Your Belly
- Take Pleasure In Little Things
- Identify What is Important to You
- Take Care of Your Body, Mind and Spirit
- Help Others
My greatest sorrow is not being able to change the world. I know, this does not sound very realistic but it’s true. The suffering of the world weighs heavily on my spirit and I often ask myself “How Can I Make a Difference?” So, in light of helping the world be a better place, we have decided to add Consulting with a Conscience to our business. We will contribute 2% of every contract we write to one of our selected charities:
I learned a lot in 2014 and I look forward to 2015. I will spend my time loving, learning, helping, and growing. Cheers to another great year!