June 30th, 2020, a Milestone

Today marks a milestone for a lot of business leaders and professionals out there. This is the end of the month, your quarter and the first half of 2020 in the bag.

At the end of today, look back and reflect on everything you’ve done this year. Whether you hit your targets, took on new projects, landed a job or laid off from a job, it’s healthy to reflect on the fight you went through. You’ve been tested. You’ve questioned your strengths. Your outlook on race in world has been influenced. You’ve been scared for your family and friends. The uncertainly as to what’s ahead has proven to be quite cloudy and that can be rattling. Despite all of this, you’ve pushed through and survived. You’ve turned challenges into opportunities and become more aware of the issues surrounding you.

Now the question really becomes whether you’ve made a difference, become stronger, led others through the uncertainty and picked them up, helped them through the same mess to see a world in a new light. Success during the next 6 months will look differently than the last 6. The next 6 months will be about how you are even stronger than the last 6 months. It’s no longer just about surviving but turning the world around to be better than it was entering 2020. You may think that your voice is small, but the world needs leadership right now in every corner of life. This adds up to make a compound difference. 

To get this all started, take a few minutes and recognize those who helped you, fought by your side and thank them. Thank your family / friends for being there when it mattered most and kept their confidence in you through everything. 

Thanking them publicly is even more impactful so I’d love to start. I’m not going to include why I’m thanking them, I just want them to know that they made a difference. Carolyn Betts, Sam Jacobs, Sonny McCall, Brooke Motta, Nate Gentner,  Kris Taylor, Chris Monberg, Katrina Wong, David Yandel, Jeff Gore, Mehul Patel, Ed Schafer, Jeff Torbeck, Ronny Criss, Andy Madden. 

One exception on not including reasons is my wife, Julie Yandel. Who’s been my lighthouse and will continue to be my partner in navigating the world in front of us, whether it’s through a storm or sunny weather, we got this. 

After reflecting yourself, please comment below on people that have made a difference in your life this past six months. 

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