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A year of lessons
Learning begets winning…
Hello my friends,
And Merry Christmas.
I hope the holidays are treating you wonderfully.
As I wrap up 2021 and gear up for 2022, I (Taylor) am sitting down to catalog some of the lessons from the last 12 months.
First of all, thank you for being a part of my world. I hope that the energy here inspires, motivates & challenges you to think bigger and live happier. There’s not much out of reach if you can sit down, map out a way to get it, and then work the map from plan to reality.
I’ve learned time and time again that most of the bottlenecks that keep ME from achieving full success are internal, not external. A deviation from strategic principles. A toleration of something (or someone) that I know I should not, but I do anyway. You get the picture. Most of my problems track back to one common culprit: Me.
If you can adapt, learn & pivot based on real time lessons from the field, you will always land on your feet. There’s nothing to fear or worry about — only learning opportunities.
This is the first of a monthly update I plan on publishing through the course of 2022 and beyond. It will consist of musings, updates, potential market reports & opportunities to get involved based on what you’re trying to accomplish in life.
It’s a great list to be on because I will always be honest with you and I will never bastardize these updates for profit.
With that said, here are some of my favorite learning lessons from 2021 and I hope these help you :)
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A year of lessons
You get 8,760 hours a year.
Use 2,900 to sleep.
2,100 to work.
1,800 to play.
And still have 1900+ leftover. You have plenty of time — just use it well.
Never play for appearances.
What is real > what’s on social media. Court of public opinion isn’t a worthy master.
Take pride in how you actually show up, not just in how you post.
MOST people aren’t “forever.”
There are a few ride or die in my life. My wife is one of them.
Learn to let people go, because sometimes the best thing FOR THEM is to move on.
Hanging onto them past their season is selfish.
NEW things sometimes cost you OLD things.
I’ve watched many ppl refuse to make room for what is new because they became dependent on what is old.
It may be sad for a moment - but it’s way better than the bitterness you feel from stagnation.
Avoid victims and narcissists.
You cannot help them. They don’t want to be helped.
Heading into 2022 it’s important to quickly strip from your circle those that make you feel small, guilty or insecure.
Small things are just as daunting as big things.
Might as well go big. The worst that can happen is you fail, learn a lesson or two (or 20), and those lessons enable you to win big next time.
By far your number 1 asset is your mental state.
Time is wasted on those who cannot harness the power of critical thinking.
Sit. Practice doing nothing. Think and write. It will enhance everything you do and say and make you more effective.
Buy the dip…
Except of course when everyone else is telling you to buy the dip.
This is a life principle — most often, the moves you make that work, will be made when nobody understands them.
Setbacks are not traumatic unless you give up.
I’ve lost a lot this year. I’ve gained a lot this year.
That is how this works. If you give up control of your mind then your losses define you and your confidence.
Stay in control and use ALL momentum to move forward.
Balance is stupid. I want to live a life of priorities, not balance.
Ppl who live balanced lives do so because they can’t figure out what their priorities are so they try to hit them all.
Remain clear on the main things (hint: they’re seasonal)
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That’s all for now.
Cheers to an excellent (and epic) 2022.
If there’s anything we can help you with, let us know and we’re on it.