So last Thursday, I wrote my 200th post – most popular posts since hitting 100. It’s taken a little while to get here, but has sped up considerably after posting twice weekly since last year.
We tend to reflect at the end of the year or after some big event that’s transpired. For me, that was hitting 200 posts, so I’ll take a moment to share six reflections over the past year (100 posts).
- Wrapped up a considerable amount of consulting projects including an iOS app project, product management, new website build, sales and biz dev process development.
- Wrote a book about startup and entrepreneurship focusing on lessons from failure – Postmortem of a Failed Startup: Lessons for Success (getting great reviews and feedback).
- The goal of consulting was to find my Next Great Move, and it successfully led me to a full-time role with an early-stage startup (SalesWise) – “No More Consulting For Me – I’ve Joined A High-Growth Startup!”
- Learning a lot with SalesWise including all the tools available. Bootstrapping companies in the past, many tools were priced out of range, so I built a lot manually. With a funded startup, there are many tools available that can accelerate learning and growth.
- Given a number of talks. I can’t wait to do more with students and beyond.
- I’ve struggled with high levels of anxiety, but found outlets to “right the ship”. Since, I’ve included more ways to escape and gain mindfulness.
It’s been a trip the last year. I’ve grown in many ways. I’ve met extraordinary people. I’ve made mistakes, and found successes.
I’ve continually discovered that there’s always room for improvement – it starts with putting one foot in front of the other. Adjusting direction from lessons learned always helps, but you still have to take that step forward.
There — good improvised look at the last year. Always refreshing to step back every so often, and find clarity on what’s happened, what went well, what can be improved, and goals upcoming. Stay tuned on what’s next!