A year with many challenges, hardships, and losses has finally come to an end.
We can proudly say 2020 is over and a new beginning has arrived!
Today, we’re taking the time to sit down and reflect on the lessons we’ve learned over the past 12 months. In addition, we’re also revealing how you can apply these key takeaways to the challenges you may face in 2021.
Read on to learn our top four lessons of 2020!
1. Expect the Unexpected
While easier said than done, learning to expect the unexpected is an essential way to plan for the future and the ups and downs it might bring.
At Heller Wealth Management, we help clients do this by building contingencies and backup plans right into their financial plans. Planning ahead and implementing effective backup strategies will allow you to motivate yourself to reach your goals while prioritizing the things that truly matter.
Have a plan, but be prepared if it does not follow through. It's crucial to learn how to adapt, adjust, and switch gears whenever circumstances change and are not in your favor.
It's not easy, but if you don’t adapt to whatever life is throwing at you, you’re going to lose out on all the amazing opportunities and experiences destined for you.
2. Appreciate What you Have
We all experienced losses in one form or another this year. Yet, we’re all still here together. And that in itself is a gift.
Be grateful for those around you and value the time you spend with those closest to you. It's time we recognize the blessings we have in life and take the initiative to balance our work and personal lives. Not only will this reduce stress and prevent burnouts, it will encourage you to develop a stronger relationship with yourself and to be appreciative of the family and friends who have never left your side.
3. Ask for Help
Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Whether it be emotional or financial, reach out, especially during challenging times. Life can easily become overwhelming, try not to cope with it on your own.
Reaching out can allow you to see a perspective you may not have even known existed and point you towards the light to your dark tunnel, so don’t discourage yourself from asking for help. And remember, you are never alone.
Who can you ask for help?
Your closest family and friends
People you work with
People you trust
Helplines and online services
4. Offer Help
If you know somebody who needs some help, we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and offer to help. They may be someone who is hesitant to ask for help, and being the one to reach out first can allow you to make a difference by helping those who really need it.
2020 was a learning experience for many of us. Now’s the time to take full advantage of 2021 with these four valuable lessons that will help you navigate through the ups and downs of the year!