2018… A Year in Review

I think one of the most interesting things about annual reviews is not just doing them for the year just gone. I find what’s even more interesting is to get into the habit of doing them and then re-reading your ones from previous years to see how far you’ve come.
Obviously there’s been some pretty big changes in 2018… from Angela and I ‘breaking up’ Dotti Media at the start of the year, to having my son Billy in June to returning from maternity leave in October.
I’ve been lucky to work with a number of great clients, bringing in some fantastic results for their businesses. I’ve honed my skills in ecommerce Facebook ads training and launched my first group coaching program. And more recently, I’ve started working with Health Practitioners with my new Leads You Need Facebook ads course.
Did I mention I had a baby in the middle somewhere?!
However, sometimes when you run a business you can have a feeling of… things haven’t changed, I’m still where I’ve always been and where’s my $1 million at? That’s why it’s so important to take some time to reflect on the changes you have made.
In terms of reviews, I like Denise Duffield-Thomas’ End of Year Ritual approach where you make a list of 30 – 50 things that you’re proud of from the previous year. It’s a bit more warm & fuzzy and helps you remember the good parts of your year instead of focussing on the not-so-good parts. (Yes, you really have to get a minimum of 30!)
Then grab a piece of paper or open up Evernote and set some goals. Here’s a list to help you get started.
In a year from now...
– What kind of work do you want to be doing
– Who do you want to be working with?
– Will you be working with a team or on your own?
– If you don’t want to be so busy and overwhelmed, what steps have you taken to get there?
– At the end of 2019 what do you want to have changed for yourself financially, spiritually, emotionally, health wise?
Remember, we set goals and then we get frustrated that we haven’t achieved them. Forgetting all the while that we’ve set them and at the same time (hopefully) we set a timeframe.
The reason why they’re goals is that we need to work hard to get there. If you had already achieved them, it wouldn’t be a goal anymore.
So here’s to a review of 2018 and goal setting for 2019 🥂
I always like to set words for the year to help keep me focussed. My words for 2018 were Impact & Excitement. I felt that I had spread myself too thin previously and wanted to work with less clients to have a bigger impact. And obviously I was feeling the pinch of working at home and needed more excitement too!!
What’s your word for 2019? Send me yours and I’ll share mine 😉