Streamlined CEO

Embracing 2024: New Year, New YOU!

January 02, 2024 Karalee Gault Episode 33
Streamlined CEO
Embracing 2024: New Year, New YOU!
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Welcome to a fresh start in 2024 with me, Karalee, as your guide through a landscape of introspection and targeted ambition. Step into the new year with a pen in hand, ready to jot down your triumphs and tribulations from the last orbit around the sun. We're peeling back the layers of 2023 to uncover the core lessons and achievements that deserve a spot in our future endeavors, while consciously shedding what no longer serves us or our loved ones. As we navigate our entrepreneurial spirits, let's reexamine the 'whys' behind our daily grind, aligning our actions with the dreams that set our hearts afire. For me, it's about craving the freedom of a flexible schedule and nurturing a savings account that affords peace of mind. I'm particularly passionate about uplifting my fellow neurodivergent entrepreneurs, ensuring that our unique path is walked with companionship and understanding.

The journey ahead is paved with the bricks of intentional planning and the mortar of community support. If you're seeking a kindred spirit to brainstorm with or a sounding board for your latest business conundrums, I'm just a message away. Let's tailor the fabric of this podcast to suit the patterns of your interests by filling out the listener form linked in the show notes. Your insights and curiosities are the brushstrokes that will color our collective quest for growth and success. Together, we'll face the exhilarating challenges that 2024 brings to our personal and business landscapes, with resolve, resources, and a robust network to bolster every step we take. Join the conversation, and let's make this year a testament to our shared aspirations and victories.

RESOURCES MENTIONED:
The Comfort Zone by Kristen Butler: https://amzn.to/48g7lT8 (affiliate link)
The Focus Planners: https://theproductivityimpact.com/page/focus-planner


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Speaker 1:

Hello, hello, amazing humans, welcome back to NeurodivergentBytes. I am your host, cara Lee, and today we're going to be talking about the new year. Why? Because when this airs, it is January 2nd, and so that means we are in 2024. And how are we feeling? Right, did we reflect on 2023? If you haven't done so already, that's your action step. I want you to grab a journal, grab your favorite pen, get comfy, sit on the couch, whatever and I want you to just journal about 2023. I want you to just look at what happened, how you felt, what you did, like, just start reflecting on all of the things and the feelings and the people and, like, just start going through, like what is popping out to you Okay, I'm kind of journal on it and then I want you to mark down, like, what are the things that make the most sense, like to bring with you into 2024. Right, and if there's some things that you're leaving in 2023, we also need to note those because, well, we're not bringing things that don't serve us into 2024. Yes, raise your hand if you are also that person. I'm not bringing things into 2024 that do not serve me or my immediate family. Right, because the two questions I always ask myself is does this serve me as a whole or does this serve my family, for someone that is very important to me? Right, that's how I make decisions. But, most importantly, does this serve me? Right? And if it doesn't serve me, then we get to. We get to not bring it with us, right, we get to figure out how to move forward without it, right? So, as we are looking at the new year, it's the new year, it's the new you. Right, we are always working on our personal development and we are always working toward bettering ourselves, for ourselves, for ourselves, but also for our business. Right Back when I first started my business almost, oh my gosh, like almost five years ago now, which is insane to me I didn't realize I was signing up for a personal growth journey.

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I didn't even know what personal development was at that time. I thought mindset work was like silly, or all those woo woo stuff was like stupid, like like all this stuff. And then, five, almost five years later well, maybe in between that too, but like I have come to realize that mindset work, meditation, all that woo stuff, like there's so many different things, personal development like reading books and working on yourself and like working through trauma and all this stuff that I've done over the last five years. It it like it is mind blowing. Right, let's talk about breaking through money blocks. There's so many different things that that I've had to do in order to get where I am in my business. Right, and I was doing it all because I wanted to work from home, because I needed to have more flexible time for my kids, I needed to make more money. I didn't want to have a sitter at the time. My kids are old enough now that they don't necessarily need to sit or every time I leave the house, but they but like I. There was reasons. I wanted to be able to travel. I wanted to be able to have a flexible schedule. Like. There was reasons I started my business, and so I have to keep those in mind when I'm going into 2024.

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Am I still feeling in alignment with why I started my business? Has that pivoted Right? Like, why am I still working on it now? That's not. The most important part is is that we can answer why are we going into 2024? Still as a business owner, right? What is driving us All? Right?

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So if you wanna grab that pen and paper again, start writing down. Here's another action step Start reflecting on why you are in business today. As you're listening to this. Why are you still showing up for yourself and for your business today Okay, not yesterday, today what feels in alignment today? Why are you showing up and start journaling about it?

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I just shared what I'm showing up for. I'm showing up so I can have a flexible schedule, so I can travel and still work my business. I'm showing up to be able to have a nice savings account, to be able to travel comfortably more right, to be able to hopefully bring my husband home and full time so he can work in the business and do his other things that he wants to do. Right, there are reasons I still show up for my business. There are reasons I invest in myself. There are reasons that I whether that be books, podcasts, mentorship programs, educational programs, courses, things like that, certifications there's a reason for all those things.

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Right, I might not have went to college and graduated, but I've certainly learned a lot over the last five years and to be able to move on in life and really feel really good and confident as I move into 2024, right, I continuously make some big, scary moves, but I am excited about really just starting to take action, continuing, I should say continuing to take some scary action, because it feels right and it's not like trauma inducing feelings, like you know what I mean. Like it's not like a bad thing, it's more like scared, because it's real, it's going to move and it's going to explode really fast and that's scary to me. And so we're working toward really growing gracefully in 2024 to be able to support even more six to seven figure businesses with executive assistance services of some sort, and then the under six figure businesses with courses and smaller programs and one-off things, right? So I still have my drive for neurodiverge or entrepreneurs. I still have my drive for all of those things. I still attract them. No matter what I try, I still attract them. So it doesn't matter, I'm still here for you.

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So this podcast gets to be short, because it's the new year and you are just relishing in the fact that you've made it this far. You have already given you two action steps, right, you don't need any more, so we might just end on a good note. All right, I really want you to reflect on how far you've come in 2023 to walk into 2024 and then, really, what are you not taking with you into 2024? Those were the two things that I really wanted you to think on. If you haven't read the book the Comfort Zone by Kristen Butler, I absolutely recommend it. I talked about it in another podcast in passing as well, but it has been super mind blowing for me to be able to do planning in a way that, like reflects on the past, but also be able to like it's a way oh, I can't talk. There's a way to then get you into the future and it makes sense and it just really proves to you that you can do big things when you put your mind to it, right. So there are so many things to do here.

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In last week's episode I talked about the yearly planning and how you can get the yearly planner. I also talked about the monthly planner and how you can get those. Those are just printouts so that you can print them every month or obviously once a year, and then every month, completely customizable to that and to where you can really have this flexible plan moving forward as you're moving into 2024. So if you haven't listened to last week's podcast about planning, go ahead and grab the or go ahead and listen to that podcast, right, and then you can grab the planners, and there's this one time fee and then they're yours and for life, right, whatever, and and there have been so successful in the Hyperfogus Treehouse, which is a past program with mine. We use these every single month and we were able to really get a refined, refined plan down. And I still, to this day, even though I don't have the treehouse in our planning sessions as the treehouse was discontinued I still use these planters to this day, which is why they're still offered, because they work. So go ahead and grab those.

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If I would love to connect with you, you want to head to the show notes and follow me on your favorite social media platform. I would love to get a DM from you and to see what you, what you are looking forward to in 2024. Oh, and I almost forgot, do you have a word of the year? Right Before I finish up here, I want you to reach out to me. Yes, tell me what you're excited for in 2024. I'd love to hear about it in a DM. But also, do you have a word for the year? I can't believe I almost forgot to talk about this, how? Anyway, my word for the year is focused, which is ironic, given they're called focus planners. But that's because focus as an ADHD entrepreneur is hard. But, like, I am super focused on growing my business is here. I'm super focused on streamlining my systems as my business grows. I am super focused. Okay, so I'm hyper focused, which is ironic, given that's what the treehouse was called. It was called the hyper focused treehouse. Okay, okay, we're done.

Speaker 1:

If you guys haven't been around in a hot minute or for a four hot minute and you're like I don't understand what's going on, we're just making fun. That's not even actually fun, it's all good. So go ahead and check out some of the other podcasts if you want to. I'm sure I referenced those things as well. So I would love to hear from you Send me a DM what you're looking forward to in 2024. If you have a word, I would love to hear about it too. But until next time, really get to work.

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I'm reflecting and planning for the year. Use the resources that are available to you. Get the support you need in 2024. It's time. It's time to get that support with whatever that looks like, right? If you're not sure what that support is, you can also send me a DM and we can chat. I love to chat. This is like a completely informal, like I just love to ask questions and get to know you, sort of chat, totally open. I'd love to hear from you, so yay, oh, and if you would love to have a podcast episode on something that answers your questions or on a specific topic, there is a form in the show notes and you can fill it out and then you will, I will, I will record a podcast answering your question or about the topic in which you want it to be about. So I would love your input. I love that, and so let me know if what you want one on, and I will get that recorded soon. All right, bye for now.

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