Monday, December 29, 2008

End of year thoughts

This is a reflective time of year for many, myself included. In the week since last I wrote, I've been thinking a bit about what I did right this year business-wise, what I could have done better, and what I hope the next year will bring. Being the list-making sort, I decided to type up my thoughts and post them here for all to see . . .

What I did right
  • Landed two really wonderful, fairly steady clients
  • Kept thorough books
  • Dumped one creative staffing firm for another, better one
  • Read a lot--books, magazines, other people's blogs
  • Took some good advice, and ignored some bad advice
  • Became much less negative
  • Stuck with freelancing even though it freaked my husband out
  • Started this blog
What I could have done better
  • Took advantage of more networking opportunities
  • Budgeted for the lean times
  • Put more thought into how much time and effort it takes to complete a project
  • Established ground rules for procrastinating clients about when I work and when I don't
  • Less sweating the small stuff
  • Gotten up earlier in the morning
What I hope 2009 will bring
  • Continued success
  • Steady work, and a contingency plan in case that doesn't happen
  • Happiness
  • Learning from my mistakes
  • Learning in general
  • Work-life balance
Happy New Year! Best of luck in 2009!


Angie Ledbetter said...

May your whole list (and more) come through for you in 2009!

Lori said...

See? You did great, doll. :))

I'm positive you'll reach all your goals next year!