Thank you for joining me and for your attention this year. For reading, listening, sharing and sending me emails to dig deeper on areas that interest you. It seriously makes my day.

The writing and podcasting are my side-hustles. They help clarify my thoughts and as I’m told, help others as they develop their company-building craft.

As this year draws to a close, I have encouraged my mentees to take some time to reflect on what they have achieved this year.

I can trace many of 2018’s achievements (and the softening of events that would have been far more painful) to how ruthlessly I have valued time this year.

That theme will continue into next year and speaking of 2019, I am really excited about two projects that will come out of stealth mode.

The first is my new venture called DROP. From a finger-prick drop of blood taken at home, we will determine the genetic risk profile for chronic inflammation and other common diseases. We also determine the concentration of specific inflammatory markers over time to provide a detailed understanding of how genetics and lifestyle are manifested for each person.

If you’re wondering why this is important, chronic inflammation is the lead indicator of cancer, diabetes and most other chronic diseases. DROP provides this early warning to consumers and this has profound implications for personalised health around the world.

You can learn more and sign up for launch notifications at DropBio.com

The second project to launch is BeInMotion, a company dedicated to delivering unexpected encouragement.

Imagine sending a small gift or a card with words of encouragement to a friend, colleague, family member, or acquaintance.

They receive a physical package or envelop, open it and find an unexpected and highly personalised message of congratulations or encouragement, only they don’t know who it’s from.

When the recipient visits our website and enters a code that is enclosed in their package or envelop, the sender is revealed and then they are encouraged to repeat the experience for another person.

Resilience has two ingredients, hardship and encouragement. I’m launching BeInMotion because our world needs more resilience and because the encouragement component is often more difficult to find.

You can learn more about the underlying philosophy of BeInMotion here or follow us on Instagram for pre-launch updates.

Much of this year has been spent investing in capabilities to ensure I can focus on DROP while enabling other teams to breathe life into BeInMotion and I’m excited to share both with you in 2019.

In the meantime, from my family to yours, have a safe, happy and restful holiday season!