“Lucky people maximize chance opportunities.” –Richard WeismanSo today I encourage you to write down your goals for 2014. Share them here, share them with your facebook friends, on your twitter, create a gif and share them on tumblr, embed them in a photo and pin them on Pinterest, shoot a video and post them to YouTube. Do whatever you need to do to up your opportunities for success. But first, before we tackle 2014, we must reflect on our accomplishments and experiences of this past year. Must? Yeah. We must.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren KierkegaardWhat did you accomplish? What were your shining moments? What were your failures? I’ll start. I exhibited my ready-to-eat frosting line at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show. I wrote a cookbook and dipped my toe into food styling. I hired consultants to help me launch my ready-to-eat frosting line. I fired consultants when they didn’t help me launch my ready-to-eat frosting line. I started to give up on my ready-to-eat frosting line. I outgrew my 20’s. I went through a website redesign and began blogging more heavily. I started writing a children’s book. I stopped writing a children’s book. I went to Portugal and Spain with my mom. I adopted a dog. I rented a house. I bought a new car. I vlogged. I stopped vlogging. I spent a lot of time alone. I became more serious about CrossFit. I discovered my gluten intolerance, changed my diet, and began feeling physically better than I’ve ever felt in my life. My book released, transforming me into a real-life published author. I did book signings, radio interviews, and phone interviews. I was in People magazine. I did a cooking segment on the Hallmark Channel and in-studio interviews at Sirius XM. I met celebrities. I was treated as a celebrity. I created and conducted two blog tours with famous and successful bloggers. I didn’t get drunk, not once. I began pursuing my ready-to-eat frosting line for the third time. I read several books. I reflected. A lot.
"If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small."--Willy Merdiansyah
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