During these last few weeks of 2016, I’ve been recapping, reviewing, and rewinding. Before we can plan to chart new progress and new goals for the upcoming year, we have to be retrospective. For me, 2016 was a watershed year. Relentless in the good and the bad, a reminder of what is at stake, and a contender for one of the most “interesting” years personally. Business-wise, things were okay. I continued strong monetary streams, created new products and services, launched a growing podcast, and started a new media imprint (which you will hear about soon). I feel like I accomplished some goals, but didn’t go as hard in the paint as I could’ve.
It was hard to concentrate.
A very good friend of mind experienced some health challenges this year that has been hard to overcome. I spent time trying to help her get well, and let some things fall by the wayside. I am not blaming anyone for that at all, because my friends and family come before business. I learned so much during this entire experience.
Overall, I would say that 2016 was an incredible teacher, and brought back to me fundamentals that I’ve always known but may not have adhered to. Loyalty is vintage in business and personal. Tomorrow is not promised. We all have to live each day to the fullest while we can. Don’t ever think this is a game.
I go in depth on the personal and professional lessons that I’ve learned this year in my latest podcast HERE. I share a lot about the mistakes I’ve made during 2016 and how I plan to do better and go bolder in 2017.
What’s your plan/vision for 2017? Share in the comments.