7 Lessons Learned From a Bumpy 2014

January 5, 2015 5:52 PM

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It's been a crazy, exciting, sad, fulfilling, awesome, challenging, happy, and amazing 2014. I started the year by marrying my best friend on New Year's Eve while at the same time raising thousands of dollars for a charity we adore. In January, I made a life-changing business decision that would alter the course of my life and business forever... and the lives and businesses of hundreds of others. Later that month I lost my dear friend, Pat, who I had worked with for decades -- she was more like family... as most of my coworkers are. In April, my partner and I implemented a massive rebrand of our real estate firm consisting of more than 200 real estate agents. My summer was a roller coaster of emotions, challenges, wins, and losses. My 5-year-old daughter started school in the fall as we celebrated the two-year anniversary of her last seizure. Along the way I interviewed and wrote about so many amazing entrepreneurs that I lost count, while simultaneously building a support network of business leaders who have my back and who are as committed to my success as I am. It's been a bumpy yet exciting year. Here are the seven lessons learned in 2014.

1. Good Days and Bad Days -- The good and bad days go hand and hand. If there were no bad days, then there couldn't be great days. Therefore, I've learned to remind myself... especially on days when life and work are just so hard.... that those difficult days were designed to make the great days tha...

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