2020 has been a history-making year, no matter what you take away from it.
For me, two of the most meaningful lessons of the past year are learning to embrace flexibility and adapt in the face of new, unexpected challenges, and to maintain a sense of calm when things seem especially tumultuous (remember the March market downturn?)
I’ve also learned how resilient we can all be. We’re stronger for having lived through 2020.
As we reflect on the past year and get more distance from it, we’ll continue to learn from it. We’ll get some perspective and keep growing from the experiences and challenges we had in 2020.
Looking forward to 2021, I’m not going to make any predictions. Most New Year’s predictions are wrong, so I’ll spend my time and energy on something more useful.
Instead, I’m going to make some resolutions.
I resolve to give Peanut a hug every day.
I resolve to continue to use my voice and investments for positive change.
I resolve to stay flexible in my planning and ideas.
I resolve to appreciate the blessings I have and express more gratitude.
I resolve to listen more and communicate better.
I resolve to stay an active YMCA Board volunteer so that I can make positive changes in Austin from the ground up.
What resolutions do you have for 2021?
If you haven’t thought about it, it’s not too late. If you’re drawing a blank, let’s talk.
Some of the most important aspects of my role as an adviser are listening and talking to my clients. I enjoy talking things out and helping my clients find some clarity, especially after recent shakeups.
If you’re feeling shell-shocked by 2020 or you’re thinking about financial goals for the New Year, call me at 800-840-5946. Now is a great time to evaluate your financial strategies for the year ahead. It may also be a good time to make adjustments. If it is, I’ll let you know.