As I was catching up on blog posts from friends and colleagues, one thing was clear… 2009 wasn’t that great a year if you were in business for yourself.
Sure, many did fine. But I have a sneaking suspicion, that many who claim to had a really great year are fibbing a bit, don’t you?
My pal Bob ‘the Teacher’ Jenkins, did a great post about looking back at 2009 to celebrate what you got done, vs. scoring how well you did with your goals and to-do list.
Before I read that post, I was a bit angry with myself for not getting everything I wanted done completed in 2009.
Heck, I had hoped to get the improved Penny Pinching Publicity site completed and ready for relaunch by December 31. (It’s almost there! I promise! Until then, you can still join at the $67 per month rate vs. the relaunch price of $97 – and still get the press release, laser coaching, media profiles, teleclasses, ebooks and more to get media coverage.)
And I have been wanting to update my vision board for some time now. But with two preschoolers around, it was too hard to get it together.
I could go on and on about what I should have done… (couldn’t we all?)
So I decided instead of forcing it, I would make it easy. No resolutions. (I haven’t done those in years. But a theme for the year.
A theme? While catching up on my reading I discovered many people have been using themes for years. So a few weeks ago, I went on a quest to find the perfect theme for me.
The result, thanks to the creativity of friend and SEO master Rebecca Murtagh, is prosperity.
It’s not about money per se, but wealth. I want to have an abundance of wealth in my life: with my family, my friends, my business and my soul.
Frankly, the latter is most important , because I’ve been neglecting myself a lot. (Thanks to Melissa McCreery, the great coach from Too Much on Her Plate, who made me realize this.)
So the first thing on this year’s agenda? A cruise… sans husband and kids. No work allowed. Just with a few prized girlfriends. I leave tomorrow. (No worries: I have some great posts ready for consumption while I am gone!)
Until I get back, why not share what your theme will be for 2010. I promise to help you with it along the way, if I can. Just ask.