In the final episode of the season, we take a look back at the year 2020 and its challenges. Josh and Erick talk about things they’ve learned to appreciate more, what they’re looking forward to next year, and going after that dream. Thank you to our Codelation community for helping us get through this year, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Hey Everyone! I am Josh, and I’m Erick
E: This week’s idea is moving forward. This is the last episode this season. This is the last episode of the most dramatic year of my life. I’m pretty excited to be moving forward. More than normal anyway. Josh from a business owner perspective what has this year taught you?
J: Cashflow is king, having a diverse enough revenue stream and client base so that you don’t get caught in a bad spot.
E: These business principle’s I have heard for years prior to 2020, got very real this March. Outside of business what have been some of the bigger lessons you have learned?
J: Also, people either do really well in isolation or not so much. And I’ve officially learned that jeans are now considered dress pants for myself.
E: I fell pretty quickly into the not so much category this spring. The flip side of that is. I have been more thankful than ever this year. Thankful to be able to breathe, overall health in general, being around friends, family, and even coworkers. The Monday in June where we were back in the office was one of the happiest days of 2020 for me. Sitting in the same room as Suman, working on completely different things, and just hearing him type was amazing. I think this year has been a wake up call for a lot of people on how great our lives are. What are some things you have learned to appreciate more this year?
J: I’m grateful to have a warm house and food on the table. One thing I thought when they started to shut down schools was what about the students that need schools for breakfast and lunch meals. I was glad to see locally those kept going. So just overall appreciative to have the resources that we do.
E: I have never really wondered where/how I was going to get my next meal. That struggle was unknown to me until this year, and I am really thankful for everything I have.
I’m ready to get back though. I feel like since spring. My life metaphor has been like been leading off first. I almost get to run, then something happens, and I have to jump back. Soon we’re going to get the green light to run again, and I am wildly excited and optimistic towards the future. What are you most excited for next year?
J: I Think it is easy to look at the opportunity for a new year and have this magic reset. That on Jan 1, everything will be back to normal. We all know that isn’t the case, but I am looking forward to being able to comfortably go have a coffee or beer with someone in person.
E: My thought for this whole year is not doom and gloom. The profound poets that was the 80s hairband cinderella sang, “You don’t know what you’ve got, till it’s gone,” The shining light of hope in all of this is for the most part things aren’t gone. They are changed forever, but aren’t gone. I have a very different perspective, and I believe we have an obligation and a need to come together as a world to make the future better. I didn’t have that perspective last year. That attitude is going to bring about great change. I didn’t have those thoughts going into 2020.
As we wrap up this year and season of our podcast do you have any closing thoughts on 2020?
J: I just hope that everyone has a great holiday season and has the chance to be surrounded by friends and family, in a safe socially distant manner of course. Take this time to work on a relationship, a hobby, or heck go start that business you’ve always wanted to.
E: Thank you for listening, thank you for being a part of our Codelation community. If this year has taught us anything it is we truly truly appreciate the people that are a part of our lives, so thank you thank you thank you. As always if you know of a startup that could use our advice and random thoughts. Send them over to codelation.com to hear the next podcast.