“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

~ Socrates

It’s been a tough year of highs, lows and holy sh!ts, but since 2020 is winding down, maybe it’s time to finally focus on 2021? We’ve been fighting the old for so much of this year, and while we’re not done with COVID yet, it might be wise to look forward and start focusing on the new; to start planning and dreaming about what you want for yourself…pandemic or not.

What might that look like for you?

Watch the video below, or read the transcript that follows and share your ‘look forward’ plans!

Hey, Michelle Cederberg here on an early morning walk with my dog Islay. I’m sitting on an online convention for the next couple of days as an attendee. It’s kind of fun, and it’s getting my speaking and consulting head spinning about what’s to come for my business in 2021… which is often a disruptive uncomfortable place.

And so, because it’s the beginning of December, it’s as good a time as any to ask the question. “What do you have in store for yourself for 2021?” What are your plans, personally and professionally? 2020 has been such a crazy year. I know many of us may have put things on hold, or pressed pause on making any great big changes but perhaps now it’s time to get back to work?

I’ve said it before. What you’re living right now is your life, and while we are coming out the other end of it (oh God I hope soon), with vaccinations and all of that, let’s not wait until then to really grab the bull by the horns and make the most of whatever it is you’re bringing to the table. What do you want for yourself personally and professionally, with your health and otherwise. I have been doing that a little bit and I’m motivated now to start really deciding how to make 2021 my best year ever, COVID be damned!

What would that look like for you? For me, I’m planning an online program that’s going to follow my new book The Success-Energy Equation, which I’m super excited about. I’m probably going to blow up my weekly messages and change them around a bit. I may even write some more. So I’m curious to know what you’ve got planned for yourself, and how you are going to get energized to step into 2021 in a big freakin’ way. The world needs more of what you’ve got. I’m sure of that. I know it needs more of what I’ve got so no more sitting back.

It’s time to do the freaking work! I’m going to be using my own book as my guide and maybe you want to do the same. The Success-Energy Equation, How to Regain Focus, Recharge your Life, + Really Get Sh!t Done might be just the thing that we need right now, so check it out at successenergybook.com. It makes a great gift, and if you order soon, I’ll get them to you hopefully in time.

Subscribe to my social channels below, share this message with somebody who could perhaps come along on your journey, as an accountability partner or otherwise in 2021. Finally, make sure that you are having some fun as we ride out these last few months of 2020. What a ride it’s been, but we’ve come this far!

Once again, I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you you’ve got one chance to do this life. I say Dare to Live it Big and dare not to put too much on hold. It’s been a weird year yeah, but let’s get back to work. It’s time. We’ve got this!

Pick up a copy of The Success-Energy Equation: How to Regain Focus, Recharge Your Life, and Really Get Sh!t Done (available on Amazon or for a signed copy at successenergybook.com).

Turns out it’s an accidental pandemic survival guide that will help you focus on what’s truly important for you in work and life …global health crises or not.



It may be awhile until we can all gather safely in large groups, but that doesn’t mean your team doesn’t still need training, education and even inspiration. I’ve set up a home studio, and have been providing online sessions since April that are tech-sound, fun and interactive!

If your organization needs a break from the work-from-home routine to learn how to boost resilience, work-life balance and productivity, reach out to chat about my engaging online sessions!


Michelle Cederberg, CSP, MKin, BA Psyc

Empowering today’s dreamers, leaders and go-getters to create the life and career they want.


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