2020, you can go now! You’re the friend we were excited to see but very soon outwore their welcome!
I’m giving no more attention to this bad surprise of a year. I’ve shifted focus from what all went wrong, to how we can reset to be successful in 2021.
As we plan our success in the new year, I need accountability for two 2021 goals in particular.
A podcast version of Coffee with Kim – I want to make it easier to connect with those who can’t make it to the live session.
A LinkedIn newsletter – We get amazing book, course, and connection recommendations here, compiling them into a LinkedIn Newsletter would make for easy access and sharing. Would you read a Coffee with Kim newsletter? Whose newsletter do you love and why?
Send me your feedback, tips, and tricks to get these started. I can’t wait to hear what you think!
I read lots of book and have to share the ones that are most impactful! Seth Godin’s book The Practice is a gamechanger no matter the industry, career level, age, or space you are in. In ‘The Practice’, Seth talks about how we’ve gotten so performance driven and focused on turning passions into “hustles” vs just doing it for the joy it brings. He says instead we should show up and do what’s best for us while serving others through our work regardless of the outcome.
Also, if you’re an aspiring [fill in the blank], but haven’t reached the growth you desire, Seth advices creating a practice of your goals. Consistency will actually turn you into what aspire to be.
Cheat code: if you don’t have time to read the book check out his recent interview on the Impact Theory podcast with Tom Bileyu digging into the core principles.
This is such a great question that I get asked pretty often. Here’s tips on how to start as an entrepreneur.
Ask people here at Coffee with Kim – there’s a wealth of knowledge in this community!
Actively curate your social media with other people who are already doing what you want to
Check out Forbes 30 under 30 list for inspo and find others in your desired field
I’ve been using the Less app since February – or what I call ‘BP Time’ (Before Pandemic time). You tell the app your limit on adult beverages for the week and it provides accountability. It gamifies your goal with streaks. So simple and fun!
I want us to review the MmHmm app together. Raise your hand if you’re bored to sleep during zoom meetings like me! Apparently MmHmm is the perfect solution. It makes virtual conferences interactive by adding emojis, cool animated backgrounds, etc. Sounds like a great option for school teachers.
Send me your reviews if you try these!
We all need a little help getting to where we’re going in this life, that’s why mentors and advocates are so important. Did you know they are not the same?
Mentors you may or may not know personally and don’t have to be in your same industry. They are the folks who teach, motivate, and inspire you. I believe not having a mentor is a huge mistake!
Advocates, however, directly impact your career path. These are the folks that can vouch for you on a promotion, award, or pay bump. Advocates push you toward progress and are especially important in the corporate world. If someone has advocated for you, do the same for others!
Everything is a learning opportunity. If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. On this journey of life, I’ve gotten into a few sticky situations, that have cost me relationships, opportunities, and FUNDS. I don’t regret anything because I learned what NOT to do. I know I’ll never make the mistake again! It sounds odd to wish mistakes on others, but I hope you make mistakes too, learn from them, and flourish on your journey.
*One day I’ll share a 5-figure business oops I made!
This year I partnered with neighbors4neighbors to provide a happy holiday season for a young woman in need. Through this program you can adopt a family and give gifts, food, experiences, etc. If you’re in a position to give, you should always do so.
PS – Boys and Girls Club also has an amazing family adoption program!
What’s the best gift you gave yourself this year?
Brendon Joseph – “Being honest about my shortcomings.”
Jenn Whitmer – “I invested in a business coaching program for myself.”
Christina Wilhelm – “Jim Kwik’s book Limitless.”
Kelly Kostanesky – “Tom Bileyu’s Impact Theory University.”
Jeffery Walsh – “Joining Coffee with Kim every week and meeting all these folks has been one of the biggest game changers for me this year.”
This month’s guests have helped us set our intentions, and our finale guest next week is the perfect closer! Kate Rosenow of workwellwithkate.com is a master of efficiency, teaching how to ‘do more with less time’. Kate is coming to get us all the way together with a 5-star lesson in streamlining. You don’t want to miss it! RSVP here!
*Suggest who should join us in 2021 here.