2019 is Your Year.
I know, you’ve heard this before. The sentiment is repeated so many times in inspirational quotes that are typed in an edgy font and placed over a filtered landscape, which is designed to inspire.
But this time? This time it’s different.
While the world reflects on 2018 and its myriad of ups and downs, I find myself looking forward. The company goals I have written out, the timelines I want to hit, and the plan I’ve created on how we’re going to improve, stretch and grow. We have to remember the future is in front of us. That is the direction we’re headed, and you should be too. After all, we’re business owners. We’re not supposed to look back.
For me, something I learned, sooner than I wanted to (and much later than I should have), is that we only have the time we’ve got. There might not be a next quarter, and you might not get another chance to take that risk. The time we have right now is every opportunity we’ve ever wanted, but you have to go out and make it happen.
Easier said than done, right? Well, sometimes. But one thing stands out when it comes to us business owners. You gotta have grit. You will take more punches than you thought possible. It’s the will to double down, hang in there, and fight through that is needed for you to see light on the other side.
Catapult helped a lot of businesses launch last year. Some were brand new and full of inspiration and determination. Some were in transition, carrying lessons learned from the past and now making the effort to reconnect with their passions. And still, some were really good at the business part of business. They’d reached their next level and were aiming even higher. With every project we work on, we learn a little about ourselves, and still more ways to apply those lessons to our own company. So, wherever you are in the process, that is the place you’re meant to be. There are a million lessons to learn, and you’ll make mistakes, but that’s ok. You’ll dig in and bounce back.
I hope we have the chance to get to know each other this year. My favorite part of Catapult is learning about other people. I love to discover the inner workings of your industry, the hows and whys of things, and the unique spin and perspective you bring to the market. I love making your company look like a million bucks, and it’s pretty gratifying when we can help you earn it as well. At Catapult, all of us truly love helping your business thrive and achieve success; it’s just something that comes naturally to us. Consider giving us a call when you’re ready and see if we’re a good fit.
So, this year, plan and prepare for success, but don’t wait for the perfect moment to take a leap of faith. This time it’s different because you’re here with everything that led you to this point. You’re here right now, and you’re looking forward.
Welcome to 2019. This is your year.
With Much Love,
Virginia & the Catapult Team