Hello 2020, Pleasure Meeting You

Happy New Year 2020

Well, here’s to the time-honored Janus-faced tradition of reviewing our lives for the last 12 months and looking trying to sculpt the next 12.

For me, this comes with the realization that I have been hiding. Hiding from the possibility of becoming more.

Hiding in the background, comforted by imagining that not everyone should step out in front of the crowd.

Fooling myself into believing that there is psychic safety in the shadows.

I am a “behind-the-scenes” kind of guy… Or so it went…

I’ve passed up so many opportunities to break out of this chrysalis.

Was this for fear of failure or embarrassment? Maybe people won’t like me. Maybe I’ve lost my mojo…

lost my mojo - Austin Powers

Or was it the opposite; fear of success?

If I succeeded in the very thing that I convinced myself was not a part of who I think myself to be then who am I really?

Well, 2020, that’s what I am here to determine.

There is something bigger in store so I take these baby steps forward toward a new possibility.

To be honest, I am afraid.

Not necessarily in that this new endeavor won’t work but that it will and that I have spent so many years avoiding “the call.”

Oh, the illogical circles our minds draw.

For now, the mantra is being “BOLD.”

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

– Goethe/Murray

This post is my first step forward.

I will use my 22 years of sales and marketing experience, including 16 years of digital, to help those on an entrepreneurial path.

I will put out consistent content such as articles and videos to this end.

I will build a community of like-minded people that want to step into the arena and fight for a better future.

For all of you looking to a new year and a new decade with hope, here’s to you finding your path.

What will you boldly set out to accomplish this year? I’d love to hear from you!

Fred Hopkins

"The details of my life are quite inconsequential..." - Dr. Evil