Out With the Old + in With the New. A Year in Review + What’s up for 2017

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I don’t know about you but 2016 has been heavy. Heavy in emotion, heavy in energy, heavy to carry. In that heaviness, I’ve kinda been a terrible friend. It feels like I’ve been in hibernation + have neglected my friends {that’s you}. If you have been with me at all you know that I was sick for pretty much the whole first half of the year + ended up in the hospital for 14 days with a ruptured appendix. What you may not know is that I’ve been to more funerals this year than I have in my entire adult life. I now have a dedicated funeral dress + that sucks. But… it is what it is. But in all of that, I’ve just kinda been going through the motions of writing blogs + sending emails because that’s what one is supposed to do. I’ve been a terrible friend to you for that. That’s not helping you or me. I’m not going to go into all the gory details about the year but to sum it up… it’s been heavy.

But always the optimist that I am, I felt a shift recently. A shift in momentum. Finally, I feel more focused + want to work on projects that excite me rather than going through the motions. That’s why my word for 2017 is Famous.

But enough about me, 2017 is about you. I’m on a mission to help you. Help you figure out who you want to work with + how to market to them better.

Understanding + Simplicity = Effective

Some things that you can expect from me in 2017 {you better hold me to this}:

:: We all know I have a background in research + am a Facebook stalker. This year I want to show you more of that. I want to teach you about marketing research + consumer understand so that you can be better at content development + marketing. I’m thinking of calling it Stalker: Marketing Research for Entrepreneurs {that wording may change as I do some of my own private investigation}. Because we all have a little stalker in us.

:: I really, really want to put on a live Champagne Thursday Workshop so that we can work together in a small intimate group + just bang shit out. Then, we can all pop a bottle of the bubbly + bask in our success {and maybe roll around in some money.}

:: I’m still offering business strategy one-on-one coaching + consulting, where we work together for a week and get your big project off the ground.

:: Recently, you have been hearing from me weekly. But in 2017, I’m scaling that back. You will be hearing from me at least once month, but the pressure of once every week is just too heavy for me. I’ll be trolling {is the right, whatevs, I’m going with it} around social media much more often than that, but blogs + emails will be at least once a month and sometimes a little more if something super cool + fun is happening.

:: I really want to teach + make you stuff this year that you are actually going to use. Like the Biz Binder that you can download here (link to Biz Binder). No email required. Make your business simplified + organized in 2017. Happy New Year!

That’s what 2017 will be ringing in for me.

Last week, I wrote a short + sweet note about how awesome you are + ended it with a question. What would feel like a miracle to you right now? I know you guys are pretty quiet about these things + this is a busy time of the year but I seriously want you to hit comment and talk to me about your big plans for 2017. Here’s a little template to get you started. Tell me:

In 2017, my word of the year is ________ + I’m so excited to be working on ________. And __________ would feel like a total miracle right now.

I can’t wait to hear about all your big plans! Here’s to a very happy + prosperous New Year! xoxo, ~R