Reflection on 2016

This is an End of the Year show, and even though I’d like it to be kind of evergreen, this is not going to work like that, so I’m going to tell you, it’s 2016, and it’s almost the holidays, which means the end of 2016, and 2017 is right around the corner, and what I want to do at the end of the year is to assess what I’ve done this year.

Because you forget, a year is a long time, it goes by really quickly, but when you have a blank calendar for like the next year, it looks like, “Oh my gosh, I have so much time to do all these things that I want to do,” and it’s not the case, but you can do more than you probably think.

So I’m going to tell you a little bit about the successes that I’ve had of this year, and what I’d like you to do is to write down the successes that you’ve had for this year, at least ten of them. I may not list ten right now, because this is very off the cuff, looking back on 2016.

But it was a good year, it’s a slow year as far as business goes, and honestly, election years often are. I’ve heard that since I’ve been in business for myself across the board, and so I don’t worry about that as much I worry about how to pick up the momentum for the following year.

So in 2016 though, there were some amazing things that happened with me. I don’t know about you, and I’d love to hear about them like what was your biggest accomplishment for 2016? So for me, my biggest accomplishment was joining, and what SmaaartSpot is, it’s basically a media advertising agency. But it’s also like a cool thing is that we have a patented video overlay that basically goes over the top of your video and has calls to action buttons on top of it, and now you’ve probably seen some of these before, but we have the original patent and ours is way cooler, so what can I tell you?

I’m really enjoying doing press releases for them and doing their marketing and just building this business up, so to me, that’s my biggest accomplishment is kind of expanding Red Hot Copy to do that.

I also did the She Factor, the final training of the She Factor. In its form, we are making it, we’re revamping it, and it will probably be mostly a self-paced program. There may be times that we decide to hold it as a training, but at this point, right now it’s just going to be self-paced. It was a really great finale, it’s a great send off, and thanks to all the wonderful people who were part of that, and we have all kinds of new graphics and fun stuff. So that was a big chunk of the year.

Also, what else? Well, of course, the holiday feels like a big speed bump in 2016, but I’ve also been putting a lot of attention into my family and to my dogs and to my children and to my husband and to my girlfriends, and that’s really important to me. I would say a priority as far as my life goes.

So what these show is kind of about you looking at the priorities that you have in your life and you’re reflecting back on how this past year was for you, and then making notes of what it is that you want to do and accomplish in the upcoming year.

And we’ll talk about that on a different show, but the first step is looking back, reviewing, and seeing what you’ve done. I bet you’ve accomplished a lot more than you thought you would. Then let’s start planning out a fantastic following year. All right, I can’t wait.




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