It’s that time of year again where I shut down and go dark for the rest of the year to relax, ease my mind, reflect and look back at what I did with my online businesses this year.
What I did right, what I did wrong, what worked, what didn’t, what I’ll be taking into the new year and what new things I’ll be doing.
I’ll also take a look at all the offline stuff I did. Like with my family. If we did the things we set out to do, what we didn’t get to do, and what we’d like to do in the next year.
I usually go offline December 1st till February 10th, but this year I’m going offline a month earlier.
On November 1st I’ll be going offline and returning on February 10, 2016.
Why a month earlier?
2015 has been one of my most hardest working and most stressful year as far as business goes, which affected my personal life a bit and that’s one thing I try my damn hardest not to do.
I worked my ass off to build a business that works around my family and our needs, not the other way around and this year was a bit of “the other way around”…
Part of it was due to trying to build Appendipity (one of my main flagship products), to be the biggest brand and the leading product in it’s category and in the industry …and I believe we’ve accomplished that!
I truly believe we have the BEST product on the market, hands down!
We were literally the first to have a true podcast theme. We had no one to model after and nothing to look up to as far as a “podcast theme”.
We’ve literally paved the way for those coming after and trying to create similar products. And that’s ok, nothing wrong with a little semi competition right ;-)
There will be some big changes in 2016 to make sure I don’t run into this issue again.
Some of the changes I’ll be doing
No more interviews:
I will not be doing any interviews. None! This is one of those decisions that I didn’t make lightly and it’s one that I have to make in order to accomplish the things I set out to do.
Create more products:
I’ll be creating more streamlined and evergreen products. Before Appendipity, I would create little products that would literally work on their own. Products that would sell on there own, products that were good!
Somewhere along the line that stopped and I need to go back to my roots and do what works and what I enjoy most.
Build a team:
In order for me to go behind the scenes as much as I can, I need to build a team of mini me’s. People to create the video tutorials for me, people to create content, people to handle the things that take up the most time and energy.
Write a book:
It’s been a long time dream to write a book. I’m definitely going to make this a top priority in 2016! And with some of the changes I’ll be doing, I’ll have the time and energy to turn this dream into a reality.
More on the other changes when I sign back on
Those are just some of the changes. A lot of it is on a personal level, but it all leads back to the most important thing in my life …
… My family!
I’ll be hitting 40 next year. That’s a big thing for me. I have a 21 year old, 15 year old, and a 5 year old and an amazing women whom I’ve been with for nearly 25 years.
Life is running past me faster than I could see it, let alone notice it.
It’s time to stop and enjoy the little moments that count the most!
Have a great end of the year folks.
Peace and I love ya for free ;-)
Cya next year!