Reflecting on my 2017 – what a ride…

Reflecting on 2017 I have to admit, although it was a whirlwind of a year that pushed every boundary I had, we certainly achieved amazing things.

Three things stand out.

I began touring regularly and upscaled my ability to impact so many more women in positive ways.

Was it a risk? Absolutely, and a massive learning curve – but it paid off. I met so many amazing women, I am just so very grateful that I found the courage to get uncomfortable. Yes, it was VERY uncomfortable.

Standing in front of hundreds of women and having the confidence to share my message and my voice took courage, that I wasn’t sure I could maintain and determination, that I wasn’t sure I was capable of… until I did it. There is a level exposure and vulnerability that would be hard for the best of us but I believe is even harder for a woman – because everything we are taught from a very early age is the complete opposite of what I was doing. But I dared to do it anyway, risk being shot down, ridiculed, even hated.

99% of feedback was ridiculously positive (yay!) but I did get that 1% that made it their mission to criticise and judge. I chose to see the criticism as a gift. It forced me to get to know myself better, to remain positive even when it felt hard and to stay focused on my “why” – the reason I was doing it all in the first place.

What else happened?

My book became a #1 bestseller. That was a surprise and so humbling and exciting! Again, because it was a tool I was hoping would help to make a difference and it did. I spent time, energy and effort writing it and it was so wonderful when I found out that women were reading it and finding it helpful. I received lots of amazing emails and pms. What can I say, it was a really cool time! 🙂

We launched an online Academy to help support women who couldn’t afford to work with me directly. It looks amazing and we are steadily growing it and connecting with some beautiful ladies online and helping answer those burning questions that they need answered to succeed in business.

We also brought in more staff and contractors and made a whole bunch of changes and grew and grew and grew. What a journey! I’m not going to lie, sometimes it was full on and it had me questioning what the hell I was doing but I had a fierce “why” and a full on mission and I am never one to give up without a really good reason.

It’s a fire in my belly and to be honest sometimes that fire burns – in a not so great way – but most times, if I focus on the right things, it warms me and helps me succeed in ways I could never have imagined.

We’re making even more changes and taking more risks this year and it’s exciting – not for the faint hearted – but exciting none the less. I’m going to be making big announcements soon – so stay tuned for the next phase in building this crazy passion of mine.

I truly hope your 2018 delivers gifts for you and provides a level of abundance that fills up your soul.

Let me know what you’re up to for 2018 below in the comments – I’d love to hear what you have planned. 🙂

Have a beautiful day, beautiful you.
Marnie xx