Happy New Year to you and yours! There’s something magic about beginnings. We always have a chance to “get it right” when the new year comes along. I like to think that in beginning we have a renewed sense that just maybe the best is yet to come.

In 1985, when Steve Jobs was basically fired by Apple’s new CEO John Sculley, he found himself at a particularly tough point. Eventually he came to see the low point of his career as a new beginning. In an interview in 2005, Jobs later said of the time:

“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

(Of course we all know how the story turns out. Jobs went on to change the world for a second time in his life.)

Maybe we won’t all reinvent an industry, but the fresh start in January is always a welcome reminder that much of life is what we make of it. I hope you’re feeling good about your prospects this year. I hope it’s a creative and fulfilling year for you.

I’m optimistic about what I see in the market!

Thank you for your support and consideration through 2013. If there’s any way I can help you with a new beginning in 2014, please reach out and let me know.