The One Big Thing I Did in My Second Year of Business
I have this weekly ritual I complete every Friday where I type into my Google Calendar the “ONE BIG THING” I did that week.
This is my weekly chance to reflect on what I focused on, what I accomplished, and what God had planned for me regardless of what I did.
As the A-Student-Over-Achiever that I am, this is a great ego boost.
And sometimes, something BIG happened on Tuesday and I’ve already moved on and forgotten to celebrate it by Friday. I often have to go into my calendar to remember what actually went down.
Again, as the A-Student-Over-Achiever that I am, this gives me reason to pause, reflect, and give myself credit for things I wouldn’t have naturally given myself credit for.
And today, I’d like to share with you my ONE BIG THINGs from my second year in business.
This is NOT a record of things I want to brag about. It’s a record of REAL LIFE as an entrepreneur. If you get to the end of this list feeling like you’ve accomplished “nothing” this year, I can assure you you’re wrong. You simply need a system to document all the crazy cool things you’re doing and being.
Catch my first year’s review here, published on August 24th, 2017, if you’re curious.
Here’s what went down in Year Two:
Week 1 beginning August 28, 2017
STARTED DOING INSTAGRAM STORIES
*Today’s note: This cracks me up! Remember life before IG Stories? Me either.
Week 2 beginning September 4, 2017
SIGNED UP FOR A 3-MONTH ONLINE GROUP PROGRAM
*Today’s note: This was NOT good investment. Lesson learned.
Week 3 beginning September 11, 2017
SCHEDULED 4 CONSULT CALLS
Week 4 beginning September 18, 2017
HELD 2 CONSULT CALLS
INVITED 20 PEOPLE INDIVIDUALLY TO MY GROUP PROGRAM BETA
Week 5 beginning September 25, 2017
GOT 2 NEW CLIENTS!
Week 6 beginning October 2, 2017
PREPARED FOR GROUP PROGRAM BETA AND 2 NEW CLIENTS TO START THIS WEEK
Week 7 beginning October 9, 2017
STARTED GROUP PROGRAM BETA
Week 8 beginning October 16, 2017
GOT 1 NEW CLIENT!
Week 9 beginning October 23, 2017
GOT 1 NEW CLIENT!
*Today’s note: Wow I was on a roll! I haven’t signed that many clients in a row like that since. #REALTALK
Week 10 beginning October 30, 2017
“UMM GOT ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!!”
*Today’s note: That’s exactly what my calendar says. Hah!
Week 11 beginning November 6, 2017
OFFER ACCEPTED ON MY SECOND INCOME PROPERTY
*Today’s note: I don’t talk about this part of my life, but yes, I own income properties.
Week 12 beginning November 13, 2017
SCHEDULED 4 COFFEE CHAT CONVERSATIONS
BEGAN REACHING OUT TO GUEST BLOGGERS FOR MY BLOG
Week 13 beginning November 20, 2017
WENT TO FLORIDA
MOVED. LITERALLY MOVED TO A NEW HOUSE.
HOSTED A BABY SHOWER
BUYING A SECOND INCOME PROPERTY
*Today’s note: Yup, it was that crazy of a week.
Week 14 beginning November 27, 2017
ANNOUNCED MY UPCOMING WEBINAR
SPENT MY FIRST FULL WEEK IN MY NEW RESIDENCE
Week 15 beginning December 4, 2017
SCHEDULED 2 CONSULT CALLS
Week 16 beginning December 11, 2017
HOSTED MY FIRST WEBINAR
HELD 6 COFFEE CHAT CONVERSATIONS
Week 17 beginning December 18, 2017
OFFICIALLY CLOSED ON MY SECOND INCOME PROPERTY
Week 18 beginning December 25, 2017
SET UP GROUP PROGRAM SALES PAGES
Week 19 beginning January 1, 2018
ALLOWED MYSELF TO SLOW DOWN
WAS A GUEST EXPERT ON A KICKASS MASTERMIND POP-UP
Week 20 beginning January 8, 2018
WAS PART OF A FULL-DAY VIRTUAL MASTERMIND WHERE JORDAN GILL TOTALLY SHIFTED THE TRAJECTORY OF MY BUSINESS
*Today’s note: This is what started me on the path to realizing a lot of people felt fake and salesy in their marketing and sales and I needed to fix that.
Week 21 beginning January 15, 2018
HELD 1 CONSULT CALL
PULLED THE PLUG ON THE GROUP PROGRAM EVEN THOUGH THE BETA HAD GONE WELL
Week 22 beginning January 22, 2018
ATTENDED THE RISING TIDE SOCIETY LEADER RETREAT IN NEW ORLEANS
Week 23 beginning January 29, 2018
ASKED AMANDA TO HELP OUT AT HER SUMMIT IN APRIL – SHE SAID YES!
TESTED MY VERY FIRST DEEP DIVE SESSION
Week 24 beginning February 5, 2018
TESTED MY SECOND EVER DEEP DIVE SESSION
Week 25 beginning February 12, 2018
HAD MY FIRST THOUGHT ABOUT MARKETING PERSONALITY TYPES
WORKED WITH A COPYWRITER
HELD BEST DEEP DIVE SESSION TO DATE
Week 26 beginning February 19, 2018
TWO CLIENTS PUBLICLY SHARED ABOUT THEIR GREAT COACHING CALLS WITH ME
Week 27 beginning February 26, 2018
LAUNCHED THE DEEP DIVE SESSIONS
SOLD 5 DEEP DIVES
Week 28 beginning March 5, 2018
WAS ASKED TO BE A LEADER IN THE LAUNCH BRAND GROW COMMUNITY
Week 29 beginning March 12, 2018
PREPARED FIRST DEEP DIVE DIARY AND RECEIVED VIDEO TESTIMONIAL
Week 30 beginning March 19, 2018
STARTED MASTERMINDING WITH MY KICKASS MASTERMINDS GROUP
*Today’s note: THANK GOODNESS.
Week 31 beginning March 26, 2018
WORKED THROUGH THE BUILDING A STORYBRAND FRAMEWORK
Week 32 beginning April 2, 2018
BEGAN ASKING FOR THINGS, AS PART OF MY “30 DAYS OF ASKS” SELF-IMPOSED CHALLENGE
Week 33 beginning April 9, 2018
GOT MY FIRST INCOME PROPERTY RENTED
Week 34 beginning April 16, 2018
GOT 1 NEW CLIENT
Week 35 beginning April 23, 2018
HELPED OUT AT THE SHE DID IT HER WAY SUMMIT IN CHICAGO
Week 36 beginning April 30, 2018
LAUNCHED A RETREAT
*Today’s note: This didn’t work out, but we tried!
Week 37 beginning May 7, 2018
LET GO AND ALLOWED PEOPLE TO COME TO ME
*Today’s note: The practice of receiving really started here.
Week 38 beginning May 14, 2018
*Today’s note: Not sure what this was about, but I know I was in a dark place for a few weeks around this time. Mindset work was where I focused my energy most.
Week 39 beginning May 21, 2018
BEGAN WORKING WITH A COUNSELOR
MADE CONNECTION BETWEEN MY EMOTIONS AND MY BODY FOR THE FIRST TIME
SCHEDULED A CALL WITH A HIGHLY RESPECTED PERSON IN MY INDUSTRY
Week 40 beginning May 28, 2018
SOLD 1 DEEP DIVE SESSION
WROTE ALL MARKETINGPERSONALITIES.COM CONTENT
*Today’s note: Yes, I got a little manic there for a bit.
Week 41 beginning June 4, 2018
BUILT THE MARKETINGPERSONALITIES.COM WEBSITE
Week 42 beginning June 11, 2018
GOT 1 NEW CLIENT!
Week 43 beginning June 18, 2018
WAS INTERVIEWED FOR THE STRATEGY HOUR PODCAST
Week 44 beginning June 25, 2018
PROVIDED A MARKETING PERSONALITY TYPE TRAINING FOR A TEAM OF YOUNG LIVING REPRESENTATIVES
Week 45 beginning July 2, 2018
Week 46 beginning July 9, 2018
SPENT THE WEEK AT THE LAKE WITH MY FAMILY
Week 47 beginning July 16, 2018
HEAD DOWN, COMPLETING EMAIL AUTOMATIONS FOR MP
Week 48 beginning July 23, 2018
PODCAST INTERVIEW FOR THE UNFORGETTABLE PODCAST WENT LIVE
WORKED OUT A NEW BUSINESS MODEL FOR MY COMPANIES AS A WHOLE
DEVELOPED A NEW CONTENT STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS
Week 49 beginning July 30, 2018
SHOWED UP FOR FOUR WOMEN IN MY LIFE WHO NEEDED ME
RECEIVED A VISION OF MYSELF IN 7 YEARS
Week 50 beginning August 6, 2018
ATTENDED MY KICKASS MASTERMIND RETREAT IN AUSTIN
*Today’s note: Indescribable. SO GOOD.
RECEIVED A VISION OF EXACTLY WHERE MP NEEDS TO GO IN THE NEXT 2-5 YEARS
Week 51 beginning August 13, 2018
RECORDED MODULES FOR THE MARKETING THAT FEELS GOOD MICRO COURSE
For the record, it’s totally overwhelming to review my year like this. And so good. Highly recommend starting a practice like this.
The one thing that stands out to me about this past year and all that has happened is that a lot of the “work” and “progress” that was made didn’t look like “work” or feel like “progress.” It felt like being vulnerable, opening myself up to others’ perspectives, getting feedback, working with a counselor on my emotions and my body – not my business. And at the end of the day, that was the stuff that moved the needle forward and made this year incredibly powerful.
And next week, I’ll share WHAT’S NEXT for my business!