Start up solo business owners are so focused on the future and making more money that they forget to focus on all the great accomplishments they’ve had as they’re growing their business. Each and every accomplishment should be celebrated.  As you leave 2011 behind take a moment to watch this quick video:


I did the same exercise and I’m so pleased to share a little of what I accomplished in 2011 both personally and professionally and here’s a quick recap.


I lost 14 lbs. and started prioritizing my sleep. I now get a minimum of 8 hours of sleep per night.

I tackled the challenge of helping my son apply for 7 colleges and celebrated his acceptance into his first one.

I learned how to paddle board.

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary.

I went to all of our daughter’s soccer games and cheered her on as her team won the State Championship for her division.


I rebranded my business into

I learned and mastered social media marketing including: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube

I participated in my first telesummit and was invited to participate in another with nationally recognized leaders.

I am doing exactly what I love and have figured out what I want to be now that I’ve grown up.


How about you? What have you accomplished in 2011? Please share in the comments below as much or as little as you’d like but most importantly don’t forget to have a wonderful New Year!



  1. Hey Jeannie – Totally needed that message today! Our whole household was wiped out by the stomach flu this week and I was feeling bummed that I hadn’t accomplished all that I had set out to on my vacation week…But after listening to your message, I realized that I had such an incredible year and accomplished so much – regardless of the few tiny things I wanted to cross off my list this week…

    Here are some of the biggies:

    – First, I had my second child in January.
    – I lost all the baby weight plus 8 pounds (I have no idea how I did this…I call it the happiness diet).
    – I am 70% done with organizing my entire home and decorating it exactly how I want it.
    – I went through about a dozen huge mindset shifts which changed my life (too much to write about here!).
    – I made a decision to change careers and pursue something that I’m passionate about – which I would want to do all day long even if I weren’t getting paid for it (although I am hoping to one day be paid very well for it!).
    – Since making that decision, I have been taking consistent steps toward making my dream a reality (in my small pockets of time that you talk about).
    – I’ve become infinitely more happier and content than I’ve ever been.

    Not too shabby. It helps to take the time to think about it and write it down. You’re right – I’m so focused on moving forward, I forget to reflect back sometimes…So thanks again!

    • Dana,
      That’s a pretty incredible year. The main point of my post was really to get everyone to slow down long enough to embrace what they’ve done and you’ve clearly did that. I think working Moms in particular set very high standards for ourselves. There’s an excellent book you should pick up called “Good Enough is the New Perfect” especially while you’re going through the wonderful transitions you are you might find it helpful.

      Congrats on all of your 2011 accomplishments and I’m sure you’ll be soaring in 2012!

      Happy New Year!

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