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21 Things to Trade (& Upgrade) In 2021



As we embark on 2021, let’s leave the chaos of 2020 behind and celebrate all that we’ve learned, how much we’ve grown, the mindset shifts we’ve made, and the pivoting we’ve done to adapt to everything life threw at us. (And it threw us a lot!) So many of you were able to get up when you fell down, keep going when you felt like giving up, and push through (even thrive!) when so many things in your life were uncertain. I want to acknowledge you for that. I know it wasn’t easy, but you made it through…you rock!

I’m leaning into the New Year with a positive outlook, knowing that every day, month, year, or moment in time has the ability to be magical. It all comes down to how we decide to view the world and what we choose to focus on. There will always be things we cannot change, so why waste energy worrying about things we have no control over? Why not put our energy toward what we do want, rather than what we don’t? Why not focus on the positive end of the spectrum rather than the negative end?

It’s time to stop buying into other people’s fears, limitations, and lack mentality. It’s time to keep the focus on you, your goals and dreams, and breathe life into your desires! You can’t allow outer circumstances determine your inner worth or level of happiness.

Everything you need to create the life you want is available to you. But first you need to know what it is you truly want. You may be living an extraordinary life already, but you still want to uplevel in some way. So why not make 2021 the year you get to that next level?

One of the best ways to make the New Year amazing is to let go of all the things that have been holding you back from living your best life. We hold onto things out of fear, habit, self-doubt, and a scarcity mindset (just to name a few). Everything that you’re holding onto that’s not serving you is robbing you of your time, energy, and joy.

Often times you may not even realize what you’re settling for, what you’re choosing, or how your mindset is limiting your growth and potential. Take a look at this list of things you can trade (shift) in 2021 to create space for expansion, growth, and what truly matters most. How many trades are you willing to make to have an extraordinary life?

  1. Self-Doubt for Self-Confidence
  2. “Failure” for Success
  3. Shame for Self-Worth
  4. Grief for Joy
  5. Fear for Faith
  6. Depression for Motivation
  7. Anxiety for Strength
  8. Criticism for Praise
  9. Trauma for Courage
  10. Worry for Wonder
  11. Hustle for Flow
  12. Clutter for Space
  13. Heartache for Happiness
  14. Settling for Deservingness
  15. Lack for Abundance
  16. Staying Small for Owning your Power
  17. Tardiness for Timeliness
  18. Overthinking for Meditation
  19. Anger for Forgiveness
  20. Excuses for Accountability
  21. Difficulty for Ease 

I hope these trades resonate with you, and after taking a moment to reflect, you can see how by making these shifts, you will create powerful change in your life.

I wish you love, laughter, connection, and joy in all things.

XO ~ Tara Leigh

Tara is a Life Coach & Success Strategist who specializes in teaching you how to simplify your life in order to create space for what matters most. If you’re ready to leave the anxiety and overwhelm behind, build better relationships, and create greater personal and professional success, give her a call! To learn more about Tara and her programs and services, click the link below. You can also read client testimonials, sign up for her newsletter, and schedule a free discovery call here: or call 949-229-2106