What a year, huh? Did you also go through the rollercoaster, which was 2020? We definitely did. And we’re absolutely grateful that we did, because the downs taught us many important life and business lessons. (You’ll get to read those lessons in a bit.)
To wrap up the year and give you an insight into the world of Click A Tree, we’re sharing 15 good things that happened in 2020 – A Click A Tree year in review with you.
And you know what they say, all good things come in threes. That’s why we’ve packed up our good news into packages of threes.
3 Treemendously Important Lessons We’ve Learned
If you don’t want to repeat the same mistakes, you have to learn from them. And learning we did. The great thing about mistakes is that you don’t even have to make them yourself to learn from them, you can just learn from the elders. (The trees, not the humans, obviously)
1. Work with what you have
One thing we all got to see this year, is how uncertain life can be. No one really knew, what’s going to happen next. This year we have learned that we need to work with what we have at any given time.
Can’t meet the team or business partners? Okay, let’s do it virtually. Can’t go to the gym? Let’s do a home workout…
Unless it was traveling the world physically (we’re saying physically here because there are ways to travel to your dream destination virtually) or hugging your favorite people (or trees, of course), nothing was impossible in 2020.
2. Creativity for the win
Burying your head in the sand will leave you with a lot of sand in your ears. (This is a really smart conclusion, isn’t it?)
It’s easy to get stuck in tunnel vision when you’ve always done things a certain way, sometimes not realizing that this way might actually not be the best way.
2020 has taught us to stay on our toes and be resourceful. With your big goal in mind, stay flexible and find new creative ideas to reach this goal.
Remember, there are always several paths to reaching your goal.
3. Good News Trumps Negativity
Yes, there has been a lot of negative news in 2020. However, we realized that people want to be optimistic and are yearning for good news.
One tool that we have implemented in our team meetings is to share our good news from the previous week in our meetings. It really sets the (good) mood for the whole week.
If you’re not doing it yet, we recommend introducing a good news session in your meetings and your personal life as well.
3 Good Things That Happened in 2020 in Numbers
Even though we love our threes, we are super excited to say that we have planted more than three trees this year. No need for big words here, just simple facts.
1. How many trees we have planted
4.100 (This isn’t complete yet, this number will be updated once we receive the numbers for the 4th quarter of 2020).
2. How many work hours we have created
1.025 (Same as with the numbers of the trees, this number will be updated in January 2021).
3. How many new partners we have gained
Over 100 new partner.
At this point we would like to take a short break from our year in review to thank you for your support. You are amazing and we wouldn’t be able to plant trees, create jobs for local communities, and animal habitat for endangered species if it wasn’t for you. So, thank you for reading our articles, sharing this with your family and friends and planting trees.
2020 Year in Review: Our 3 Most Read Articles
Besides planting trees, we’ve also been working hard in our blog department. We’ve written some really cool articles, if we can say so ourselves, and are excited to announce the 3 most read articles in 2020. If you haven’t read them yet, here’s your chance to do so.
1. 9 Positive Side Effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Amidst all the negative headlines and craziness of 2020, there were also many positive things that came to light. Discover the 9 valuable, positive side effects that we’ve identified here.
2. 39 Motivational and Inspirational Tree Quotes about Life, Business and Love (incl Memes and Video)
Don’t we all love a good old, motivational quote? Especially when it’s about three of the most important life areas: life, business and love.
Check out our awesome collection of motivational and inspirational tree quotes right here.
3. The Startling Costs of a Tree: How Much Does It Cost To Plant A Tree?
Can a single tree really cost $15 million? And can you plant trees for free? How is it even possible that there could be such a huge gap from $0 to $15 million? In this article, we reveal it all in this article.
The Click A Tree Team has Grown – 3 New Poplar Employees
Do you see what we did here? 3 POPLAR employees. Fun fact about poplar trees is that “they shoot up fast, bringing beauty into the backyards”.¹ Just like our new team members. Ready to meet them?
1. Susanne, the master of People Management and PR
2. Sandra, our Social Media Wiz
3. Margarita, our Website and Newsletter maven
Our 3 Most Loved Social Media Posts
What? You didn’t know we are on Social Media? Duhh, we belong to the cool kids!
These are your most loved posts:
1. Elephant Love on Instagram
2. World Environmental Day on Facebook
3. Our Green Business Guide Series on LinkedIn
Our Word of the Year: Growth
This was our 2020 Click A Tree year in review. If we were to describe this year with one word, it would be GROWTH. We’ve learned so many new things and have grown as a company. And most importantly, we were able to plant … trees.
Nobody knew what a crazy year 2020 would be, but we all learned to live in the moment and work with what we got.
Thank you for supporting us. We’re excited to see what 2021 has in store for us! Let’s stay in touch on this awesome journey. Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with what’s going on, and to get super cool sustainability tips, and everything you need to know about trees.
And to wrap up our 2020 year in review, here is our funny Click A Tree song, performed by the Click A Tree team, live on stage of the infamous home office: