There are less than 24 hours left in 2012. What a year it has been. There’s much I could say – but today I simply want to share a couple things with you:

1) I want to say thank you to all of you who continue to support, encourage, and inspire me to continue doing what I do. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am.

2) I’m excited about a lot of new things happening here on Life Without Pants. If you can believe it, February marks the four-year anniversary of this fine community. 2013 will bring some big (much-needed) improvements. Stay tuned.

3) In 2013 I’m going to be MUCH more focused on email. I’ll be sending out a daily email (Monday-Friday and weekends if I’m feeling frisky). If you’re not signed up, go ahead and do that now. You’ll be glad you did.

4) Below are 10 of my personal favorite articles from 2012 with a key takeaway from each as we walk into 2013. Enjoy!

  • Chasing Butterflies | The takeaway: The butterflies, that inexplicable, undeniable feeling? That gut check? It’s there to remind you that you’re doing something right.
  • No Better Time Than Now | The takeaway: The mark of someone who lives entrepreneurially? The ability to see opportunity, when others see challenge, obstacle, and impossibility. Today is the new tomorrow.
  • Resolve to be ScaredThe takeaway: When you scare yourself a little, you’ll surprise yourself a lot.
  • How I Left Church and Found Faith | The takeaway: My personal story and take on religion and faith – and why I believe that faith, at it’s core, must be a deeply personal journey.
  • Work Better. Not Harder. | The takeaway: It’s not about working more – it’s about working more effectively and efficiently.
  • There’s Always Someone Better Than You | The takeaway: The thing about success? You’ll find the greatest success when you look in – not out. When you remind yourself where you’ve been – where you are – and where you’re headed. Relativity keeps you humble and hungry.

2012, you’ve been great. Here’s to an even better 2013!

Join the conversation! 12 Comments

  1. Matt: I listen and hear lots of folk’s noise (voices) these days, but YOUR voice is a “stand-out,” and I love your real take and slant on life’s good bad and ugly —stay the course! I look forward to the “Hustle,” and your reads in 2013.
    Playing, Laughing, Living Hard ~ Dan

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  2. Happy New Year, Matt! Very glad we connected this year, I’ve learned so much from you and hope to continue to grow our friendship. Looking forward to what 2013 brings you and Life Without Pants. Hopefully it can help inspire me to figure out what path is best for me! Xo

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  3. Hi Matt, am glad to be part of this fine community. Real entreprenurs belong here. Thanks man!

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  4. i’m soooo excited for 2013! I just know its going to be my best year yet! Just signed up for your list (not sure if it was the one I’m already on). Happy new years!

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  5. Hi Matt,
    I really inspired by you and your blog, 2013 is a new beginning for me.
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I empower folks to do the work they want to do and live the life they want to live. Connect on Twitter or check out the work I'm doing at Proof.

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