Happy New Year! Pix and Two Questions for Ya

Happy, happy new year!!!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and did whatever your heart desired and that you rang things in exactly the way you liked.

Me, I took a little stay-cation/biz retreat to Rosario Resort on Orcas Island and it was wonderful and refreshing! I’ve been stuck creatively on a project and the change of scenery was just the ticket I needed.

If you’re interested, you can see pix on the ACA Facebook page here and here.

(How did you spend the holidays? PS: I LUV photos!)

Are you excited about 2013?

I am! I’ve got something I’ve been planning to do for a year or so now. I’m not quite ready to let the cat out of the bag, but soon, soon!

Two questions for you:

1. Looking back in 2012, what was one (or more) of your most satisfying, happy-making, proud-of-yourself accomplishments?

2. What goals or accomplishments are you excited about working on/conquering/achieving this year in 2013?

I would love to know this about you! Here’s to a fabulous 2013. It’s gonna be GRREEAT!

7 Comments Posted in Inspiration, Just for Fun, Personal Musings. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Nadler says:

    In 2012, I overcame a great many personal obstacles, and let go of a lot of things. I also began the process of starting my VA biz, and have one client. I couldn’t have done it without the personal growth.

    For 2013, I plan to continue with the same things and accomplish a great deal more. I have serious health issues I am working on, I am moving, paying down debt, etc., and I plan on getting my business up and running completely, all legal, structural, marketing and administrative things in place, with the hope of getting a few more clients.

  2. Anne Utulu says:

    2012: I finally let go my civil service job to begin the process of setting up my Administrative support biz. I would have loved to start the business alongside the job, but the job took all the time and I just had to let go in order to do what I really wanted to.

    2013: I am working to start getting those clients! Scary though as no income at the moment! Panic! ๐Ÿ™

  3. The courage to start my own business is my biggest achievement for 2012, and the biggest thing for 2013 is to grow that business.

  4. Wendy Burger says:

    In 2012 I was approached by a client to get involved with providing support for a project to get Electricity to a village in Zambia called Nsongwe. I was overwhelmed after every meeting we hand, but after visiting the village in November, somehow all my efforts, research and planning fell into place. I am really proud of this work because it will make a significant difference in many lives. You can read more about this project at . In the process of working on this project, I have met some amazing people doing great things in Africa.

    My plan for 2013 is to develop products which I can sell and create another stream of revenue, and source more clients in my niche market.

    Danielle – thank you for your generosity in sharing your experience and knowledge.

  5. Stephanie says:

    My greatest accomplishment of 2012 was making a decision to do the work of researching, and understanding what I wanted out of my business, my purpose for wanting a biz and what I wanted it to look like. This has catapulted my biz way further than I thought it could go in a year and for that I am proud *and* I thank Danielle for being my “sounding board”.

    Plans for 2013 I am starting a completely different wing to my biz which I am still keeping under wraps while I do my research and find out how I want that to look…super excited for what’s to come!!!

  6. Linda Holton says:

    My biggest accomplishment in 2012 was to finally part ways with my one big client. This client was very manipulative and demanding of my time and attention 24/7. No matter what I tried to do to get him to change it was only short lived. This client was 100% of my income due to the high level of demands. Finally enough was enough and we parted ways in October. Bad for me financially but good for me to again be able to feel like I was working on my dream instead of his. During the balance of 2012 I spent my time working on my craft business since it is the most profitable time of year for that (http://www.holtonhandicrafts.com) . I feel like those efforts were very beneficial for moving that business forward and hopefully my administrative efforts did not suffer for it.

    My goals for 2013 is to put time and effort into growing both my administrative business as well as my craft business. (Hmm, maybe I just found a niche). I am done working for others! Now comes me!

    Love reading this blog. I provides lots of great incentives to keep moving forward. Keep it coming.

  7. Elizabeth, that is wonderful to hear! You are definitely on an upward swing.

    Anne, thanks for sharing. That is definitely a scary place to be, but who knows. Sink-or-swim can be the best motivator for many people. I look forward to talking with you Thursday!

    Michelle, good to hear you took the plunge and are working on your dreams. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wendy, that is awesome and inspiring! How wonderful to be able to share your talents and gifts for such a great cause.

    Ooo, Stephanie, I know, I know, I know what it is, lol! And I think it’s awesome!

    Good for you, Linda! Letting go of a client who is not a fit can be very difficult and stressful, but the alternative is worse (to be sleep-walking through an unhappy life). I applaud your courage in having faith that there are better circumstances for you. This is also a great opportunity to reflect and re-examine your biz policies, standards and procedures to see where things can be improved and ensure you avoid further clients and circumstances like that. Much success to you!

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