Stop for a second and take time to look back and reflect on life in 2018. Hopefully, you are saying, “What a year!” with a smile on your face. Sure, there were trial and tribulations … but big victories, too.

For me, 2018 was one of the busiest ever… massive big leaps in my business, books, and more… and today you’re getting my top 12 lessons from 2018.

Top 12 Lessons from 2018

  1. If you want to do great things, you have to do fewer things.
  2. External focus – to overcome anxiety, people, and experiences.
  3. Environment is everything.
  4. Make the ask.
  5. Show up. Add value. Iterate. Modify
  6. Cut your losses.
  7. Make the big leap.
  8. Bring the love, energy, and focus on others.
  9. Make time for what matters in the morning.
  10. Build your business around your life, not your life around your business
  11. Be grateful.
  12. Be the best at less rather than being mediocre at more.

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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