I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect over the past year as 2017 brought many different elements from both personal and business sense.
I started the year with working towards finishing my 10 month Mastermind program that I invested in and can tell you that it was a HUGE impact with my business, from many levels. I grew as a person, I developed more free downloads, changed my pricing, implemented some new packages and increased my client base. I realized my value and that changed how I presented myself, how it allowed me to believe that I was the expert in Facebook. It is amazing when you change your mindset as to what you can accomplish.
I also learned how to say “no” more and to know when I wasn’t the “right” fit for a client. Sometimes, we have to realize that not everyone is a good fit and we have to release ourselves from it (but do recommend them to someone else). I also embraced more of my competition and developed relationships with them so that when I wasn’t the right “fit”, I could refer them to another Social Media person. We all have our own talents, our own ideas, our own personalities and together we can provide services to everyone who needs them.
I think one of my BIGGEST “learns” this year was that I was more than just a Facebook Trainer, I was a coach. Never would I have thought that people would hire me to coach them regularly on completing their social media goals. Being able to provide them with guidance, marketing ideas, strategy, training, inspiration and of course structure (that is one of my fortes), was something I had not realized I had become and it feels awesome!!
I had the opportunity to travel this past year, a trip to Italy and to Whistler. Italy was a celebration for completing the Mastermind Program with the others who also participated. It was an outstanding trip, I fell in LOVE with the Amalfi Coast, truly spectacular!! Whistler was a family trip with myself, my daughter, my boyfriend and his daughter. We did 5 hikes (and yes some were killers lol) and embraced the world surrounding the mountains, just unbelievable.
One of the biggest “personal” elements that happened this past year, was with my daughter. Many don’t know, but as a family, we have been working with our daughter to help her battle anxiety and depression. I had to adjust my work schedule to be here for her, to be her “rock”, to help her understand and to work at getting her the help she needed. We are now on the right track, in the past 2 months, and she is seeking regular therapy and on meds. She was not able to attend College, so we had to withdraw her and she was not able to hold down a job. I decided to hire her to help me with some admin work, as she really wanted to feel as though she was doing something. She has struggled with leaving the house, unless I was with her, and we are slowly working towards her getting her life back and not being afraid of the “outdoors”. As a family, we have all come together (her father and brother as well) to help and support her and we believe that she is on the road to being the person she eagerly wants to be.
As I move into 2018, I have to admit to you that I have not set any goals. For me, I take each day as it comes, develop some ideas as they come to my mind and continue to push myself to grow and achieve. Every day, I do reflect on what I have done and what I need to do and then I do it. It is part of who I am. So, that means, that I can’t tell you what my goals will be this coming year but they will fall into place as I continue to grow.
I want to thank each one of you for always supporting me, for encouraging me, for pushing me, for believing in me. It I didn’t have you, then how can I continue to grow my business and push myself towards success?
Let’s ROCK 2018!!!