Not the Same ‘Ol New Year’s’ Message.

What did you learn in 2020 and 2021?

I learned that change creates opportunity. I learned that no matter what politics are in play, business still has to be done. I learned that no matter what the media talks about someone will disagree. I learned that leaders that lead don’t use excuses and slackers still make excuses. I learned that if you want to make success it’s still up to you. I learned that social media can bully better than a school yard bully in 3rd grade. I learned they don’t teach ‘sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me anymore. I learned the 20% do their best to control the 80%. I learned when the 80% want something they get it anyway. I learned the so-called news media is called media for a reason. I learned that the people who surround you are your strength. I learned humility…again. I learned that life’s principles don’t change. I learned again that life is short and we don’t make the rules. I learned there is a greater plan than ours. I learned again whatever you want of life you must give first without expectation of return. I learned to be more patient and have more empathy. I learned again that the money you need to accomplish your goals will show up at the last minute. I learned more life, work, balance prevents burn out! I learned how to weld, forge, hammer on an anvil, and good grinders & tools are expensive and worth it.

I learned when people get enough of a bad boss and limited opportunity, 4.2 million will resign in one month. I learned more about how to better help companies hire great sales people no matter what the economist views, interest rates, market conditions, or anything else that is happening in our world. That there are always great people and we can help find them if you are willing to pay for the most expensive talent you can afford. I learned how to streamline the important things and stop wasting time on the little things that don’t matter. I learned that dog training takes more time and patience than I’ve showed. I learned the loved ones in my life and their needs are more important than mine. I’ve learned the older you get the more spiritual you get.

This year I will speed up by slowing down. I will pay more attention to how I can serve others. I will focus more on family. I will stop so much multitasking so I can give things the attention they deserve. I have set even higher personal and professional goals. I will spend more time with friends and family. I will do everything I can to help other accomplish what they want.

What did you learn these past 2 years, and what will you do in 2022 to grow and help others?

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Author: Rocky LaGrone

Rocky LaGrone is a seasoned sales development expert with over 25 years in sales development and training working with well over 1,000 companies of all sizes in various industries.

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