Reflections on 2019

Reflections on 2019

When your year ends, being able to say you published your first book, launched a web application, and with a brand new knee, well, think it’s safe to say it was quite a year!  

I have so many to thank as the year 2019 comes to a close. Thank you, Linden Gross, who put up with all my highs and lows and was my greatest champion as I wrote my first book.  

Thanks to the incredible team at ProQ, who slogged through pages of HR details to make the web application come to life. Did you ever think you’d know so much about HR?  Sorry about that? <grin>

Thank you to my outstanding husband, who tirelessly and lovingly cared for me through major knee replacement surgery and recovery.

I am so incredibly thankful for my clients who have pushed me outside my comfort zone.  Forced me to see things differently and challenged what I think I know.  

Typically when reflecting on a year, there are many things I’ve learned.  This year, there is one overarching lesson. I can’t do it alone! 

As a woman in her mid-fifties, I grew up believing the only way to show I deserved a seat at the table, or a voice in the room was to prove I didn’t need any help. I could do it all, by myself, better than anyone else. Well, the joke’s on me.   

As 2020 rolls in, I am excited to willingly and graciously receive. I’m open to other ideas, opinions, suggestions, and help. I’ll continually challenge myself to turn things upside down and inside, looking for different ways to approach the same old things.  

I’ve never been a traditional HR person, but this last year has shown me I want to push that even further.  My commitment in 2020 is to willingly and graciously receive. Be open to other’s ideas, opinions, suggestions and help. I will continually challenge myself to turn things upside down and inside out, looking for different ways to approach the same old things.  Approach situations without judgment, be willing to explore the unknown, and never again believe I must do it alone.   

May 2020 be our best year yet!!

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