Reflect back on 2105. Of course, you accomplished more than you expected to, but did you do all you said you would?
Honestly, I don’t know, and that’s one of the reasons I created The Remarkable Year. To plan and track. We’re already a couple weeks into 2016, so it’s hard to say if my time was well spent in 2015. The gut reaction answer is “no,” simply because it’s always no… we humans always want to do more than we did. But on the other side of the coin, I did leave corporate America, and despite the temptation, limited my freelancing work in order to build systems and products and courses that benefit my company directly. So, no, probably not, but this will be much easier to answer next year once I can see what I’ve written down.
The one thing I wanted to accomplish in 2015 but didn’t get around to was:
Growing For Profit Blogging to the level I wanted it to be. It’s a fantastic resource, but the traffic has been building slower than I wanted. In the fourth quarter of 2015, I really started focusing on it, and now I can see we’re building traction. We’re on our way to my subscriber goal (which, if I remember The Remarkable Year correctly, will be something I write about in a post or two), and we’re building systems over there that are sure to help bloggers get their blogs off the ground.
Is it still important?
Is it feasible this year? Make it happen!
Okay, I will! 🙂
Now, imagine it’s the end of the year. What will you be most proud of finishing by the end of 2016?
I will be proud of making a baby, sure, but if we can launch two of the courses that I think will really pack a punch in a way that helps a lot of people, I will be proud.
One risk I’m willing to take this year:
Goodness, it seems like the way our lives are getting set up is a risk. Brent just got a separation package from his old job, and he’s not looking for another one. We’re both working toward entrepreneurship, and we’re working under the very likely assumption that between his blog and my business, we’ll bring in money before our nest egg runs out.
One big goal (the one that scares me) that I’m going to work toward this year:
Well, worded that way, having a baby quite terrifies me. So, have the baby, get it sleeping by the end of the year, and keep from saying mean things to Brent when I’m sleepy or hungry (or both).
Here’s a picture of what I’ll look like when I’ve accomplished that goal: