It’s that time to make plans for the year ahead, but in order to keep moving forward in the right direction, I need to take a glance in the rear view mirror and acknowledge where I’ve been.
Now if you’re like me, you’ve heard plenty of well meaning people say things like “don’t look back, that’s not where you’re going.” I like to look back, especially at this time of year, to acknowledge my successes and failures so I can plan to repeat the successes and avoid those particular failures in the coming year.
In my new book Sales Fuel I talk about the great value our failures provide us. I even encourage intentional failures in some areas to determine the best course of action.
If you’re looking for new and better ways to build your customer base and expand your personal influence in 2019, download your free copy of Sales Fuel.
The following is the review of my year in business, followed by my plan for 2019. This email is a bit long. If you prefer a link to go ahead and get started with your own review, you can get my template outline. Click Here.
So here’s my review and plan. I hope seeing my personal review in action helps you kick start your own successful, prosperous New Year!
1. MENTORS (the people I learned the most from this year)
- Judy Moreo
- Julie Stoian
- Lyn Collier
- Russell Brunson
- Tony Ferriera
- Every guest on WAKE UP to The New Rules of Business
- Learning to overcome the fear of seeming arrogant selling products and systems that I personally created and offer through my own company. (kicked this crazy fear to the curb)
- Juggling the time it takes in creating, marketing, selling and fulfilling my products and services. (coming up with a system for this I’ll share with you soon)
- Figuring out how to deliver my training online to anyone, anywhere. I reviewed several systems and discovered one that is super simple and does everything, including landing pages, sales funnels, monetizing, crm, email and more. I love it so much, I even became an affiliate. If you decide to use them through my link, send me a copy of your receipt and I’ll send you a free gift. (Here’s my affiliate link for a free trial to ClickFunnels)
3. AH HA MOMENTS
- Discovering what some authors do to become an overnight best-selling author. I decided to be patient and have confidence I’ll get there with a legitimate business strategy.
- Learning so many valuable lessons from my guests on WAKE UP to The New Rules of Business. Also learning that I’m not alone as an entrepreneur figuring out how to structure my business for growth and learning how to let go of tasks that someone else could do better so I can focus on what I do best.
- Speaking to groups of seniors left me drained and feeling inadequate at addressing their health and well being concerns that surfaced during my presentations.
- Speaking to groups of professionals and entrepreneurs left me energized and on an emotional high as well as being hired to help them become better at marketing, sales and leadership within their companies.
- Discovering that there is a market for my business to business marketing, sales and leadership knowledge.
- Discovering how to pull all my processes together under one system – ClickFunnels.
4. 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Started my business Superpowers365 in January 2018 with the goal of providing content for better health, greater wealth and lasting relationships.
Published my hardcover book, Superpowers Activated, available on Amazon.
Made several “Power Up Your Business and Life” presentations at events for professionals and seniors.
- Discovered my superpower niche is serving entrepreneurs and business professionals who are the primary revenue generators for their businesses.
- Hosted more than 100 episodes of a weekday video interview show WAKE UP to The New Rules of Business on INBLV.com/wakeup.
- Established b2bENTREPRENEUR.org to better serve my growing client base.
Started a Podcast – Driving With Debbie. Available on iTunes and 9 other podcast platforms.
- Published an eBook SALES FUEL, available free at http://www.FreeSalesFuel.com
Created two master courses; The INFLUENCE Marketing System and companion course The ECHO Selling Model available at http://www.b2bENTREPRENEUR.org.
5. WHAT WILL I ACCOMPLISH IN 2019?
- Become known as the best worldwide resource for influence marketing, sales and leadership training. (this may take a little longer than a year ;0)
- Deliver a consistent communication plan to provide value for and grow every audience on my Social Media Sites @DebbieDonaldsonLive; on my websites DebbieDonaldsonLive.com, Superpowers365.com; for my Email subscribers and Driving With Debbie Podcast.
- Minimum 2,000,000 downloads of http://www.FreeSalesFuel.com
- Publish another book with information valuable to entrepreneurs and professionals that are the primary revenue generators for their businesses.
P.S. Thank you for your business and friendship in 2018. I wish you all the best and a prosperous New Year!