2021 and what a year it’s been.

It’s been a big year of learning.

Not the typical type of learning, although there’s been lots of that.

But I am learning to listen to my body.

After 2020 and the covid-19 pandemic where I worked so much, last year seemed to be when it all caught up with me and the aches and pains and some health problems set in.

So, last year has been learning to listen to my body for when I need to:

  • Stretch
  • Walk
  • Take time out

It’s been exciting and not something that came naturally, surprisingly. But as a business owner something I need to do and prioritise.

And then, on the traditional learning front, there’s been some social media upskilling along with website conversion and, of course, SEO, as that’s just a constantly changing and evolving area.

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Turning 5 – my business, not me

Although I wouldn’t mind going back to being 5.

Three days a week at school, my lunch and snacks packed for me, chauffeured around, my clothes washed for me, and my meals magically appeared on the table. Now that does sound good. What do you think?

But back to my small business, where it was an exciting year turning 5. Wowsers!! And where did that come from?

I was prepared this year as my business birthday usually comes and goes before, I realise, or the customary congratulations messages on LinkedIn arrive.

So, I put together a great competition with fabulous prizes, even if I say so myself. Up for grabs was an:

  • SEO Audit
  • Rockstar SEO Package for 1 Month
  • Social Media Rock ‘n’ Roll 3.0 for 1 month
  • Keyword research
  • 1 hour Consultation

My first business mastermind

With such a turbulent year health-wise, I’d fallen out of love with my business. So, to change this and ensure I went into 2022 on the right foot. I participated in my first business mastermind with Angela Henderson Consulting.

It was a busy 5 weeks with lots to do:

  • Weekly hot seat calls which were excellent. I found listening to other people’s questions and situations were just as enjoyable as getting help with my own
  • A 1:1 session with Ange
  • 2 expert coaching calls
  • And meeting a group of fabulous women who were all in different stages of their business.

Plans were made. But the biggest thing I walked away with was the knowledge that I knew a lot of what I needed to do, but I wasn’t doing it.

What was stopping me, though?

This question then led me to…

Professional development for me

After undertaking Ange’s 5 week Mastermind and recognising that I was getting in my way, Ange suggested working on my mindset before jumping into anything else.

That led me to reach out to Caroline Lynda. I’ve followed Caroline for a while now, and she had me on her Facebook page a while back to talk about SEO, I think it was. But I remembered Caroline had pivoted in her business in the last year or so and now specialised in mindset. That goes to show the power of social media, doesn’t it?

Long story short, after a fabulous Hypnotherapy and Mindset session with Caroline, I was empowered and motivated. I can’t believe the change. I’ve never felt so relaxed.

I highly recommend a session with Caroline if you want to work on your mindset or even business messaging.

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What’s in store for 2022

This year is about good health, which means I’m cutting back to a 4 day work week which I’m super excited about.

I’ll also be listening to my body, meaning hopefully, it’ll be a happier and healthier 2022 for me.

I’m usually a digital girl, but I have a massive love for paper and stationery. And I also seem to have a problem with overbooking myself too.

So, I’m trying a different method this year, and I’ve bought myself a gigantic wall calendar/planner from my favourite stationery shop, Typo. I’ve already added all my regular client work, upcoming projects, kids’ school holidays, public holidays, and all their student-free days. And I’ve already marked out my day off. Whoot whoot.

So, let’s see if this helps me stay on track for 2022.

What’s in store for you this 2022?

Ruth

 

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