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I feel like 2020 has prepared us for just about anything life can throw at us, am I right? I mean, this year was definitely filled with many ups and downs, but they all served as lessons we could learn and grow from. As we look forward to the year ahead, I want to support you as you set yourself up for success. So, in addition to listening to this episode, I invite you to download our free (and incredible) New Year’s Guide

“It’s really important to recognize that for those of you that do have big dreams and want to create something incredible, that takes personal power. And self-care is how you take that power back no matter what is happening in the world.” – James Williams

At IHML, we recognize the value in learning from our experience, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. No matter the year, our mission is to help you step into your dream and live your best life. Now, knowing that 2020 was filled with unexpected challenges and unprecedented change, we wanted to share some of the most important realizations we had and lessons we learned this year in hopes of inspiring you to confidently move into the new year. This is a special episode of a two-part installment where James and I share our top 10 lessons from 2020. 

In this episode, listen as James and I talk through the first half of our list of lessons from 2020. These lessons have helped us find success (personally and professionally) despite the chaos and change this year brought. The best part? These lessons can be applied to next year and beyond for continued growth and prosperity. 

Click Here to Download our New Year’s Guide!

We talk about everything from how the pandemic showed us the benefit of being able to pivot (and led to some amazing virtual events), the importance of getting clear around your purpose (and then staying true to it), and the perks of keeping it simple. We talk about why you need to show up as yourself, getting what you pay for, and why recovery is just as important (if not more) than putting in the effort. Seriously, there’s a lot of good stuff in there. You don’t want to miss it. 

I love to have you tuning into the show, but I want to remind you of the importance of taking action. I hope you can learn from what we shared today and I hope this episode inspires you to reflect back on the lessons you learned from your life in 2020. More importantly, I would love to see you implement some of these teachings in your own life and business. In fact, I’d love for you to email us at and tell us how you are going to take action in the new year. We love hearing about the changes our community is making in their lives. 

Speaking of taking action, don’t forget to tune into our next episode of the IHML Show here to hear the second half of our list! 

In this episode… 

[00:01] Hear about our new (and free) Near Year’s Guide

[03:41] Welcome, James! 

[04:50] Lesson 1 from Emily: Be willing to pivot. 

[07:38] Lesson 1 from James: Get clear on your purpose.

[10:10] Lesson 2 from Emily: Keep it simple. 

[12:14] A note on the benefit of mastery. 

[14:06] Lesson 2 from James: Identify your success markers. 

[17:00] Lesson 3 from Emily: You get what you pay for. 

[20:46] Lesson 3 from James: Finding your regiment to generate and maintain energy. 

[23:09] Recovery is just as important (if not more) than putting in the effort. 

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“I think when people are so attached to the way that they’re doing things, that’s when they end up struggling, you need to be attached to your purpose and what the goal actually is, but there are a variety of different ways to get there.” -Emily Williams 

“Everything that you put effort into is only going to be as good as the quality of the effort that you have available to put into it.” -James Williams 

“It’s really important to recognize that for those of you that do have big dreams and want to create something incredible, that takes personal power. And self-care is how you take that power back no matter what is happening in the world.” -James Williams

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