It’s that time of the year again. Well, it’s the end of the year. That’s why I want to take some time to talk about how it went. There have been wins and there have been losses. Some goals were met and others weren’t. I hope that this will help you get some perspective on how 2020 went for you and set you up for an amazing year ahead.
The business and video landscape changed drastically this year. This meant that I had to shift my goals in real-time. Although there were many shortcomings, there were also many successes both expected and unforeseen.
A Rocky Year Indeed
As I imagine it was for you, this past year was a challenge. Plans went out the window pretty fast and we had to adapt very quickly. It’s no surprise that we fell short of our revenue goals. There was even a point when I wasn’t sure if my video production business would even survive.
A Year of Pivots
I’d spent years building my business on meeting and connecting new people. When everything went into lockdown, we had to get creative. That’s when we pivoted to webinars and virtual summits. This became a success that exponentially expanded my email list. Upon reflection, I’ve come to understand that while the pandemic and shutdowns have certainly been negative, there are still many aspects for which I am grateful.
While I enjoy the work that I do, I know I won’t do it forever. One of my goals for this year was to become superfluous in the sales aspect of my video production company. That’s why, from the start of the year, I worked to put all the pieces together so that my potential replacement could seamlessly come in and find new clients. This involved bringing on another virtual assistant to streamline the process and it has been totally worth it.
New Goals for a New Year
I’ve set some exciting goals going into the new year. We’re going to do more consulting and build out our own marketing strategy. I want to create a digital course to help people make their own videos according to our process. I also want to create a paid online community for my studio where clients can get the guidance they need concerning all things video. These are passive income ideas that have me really excited. So stay tuned over the coming year to find out how it goes.
What are some of your goals for 2021? What pivots did you need to make this year? Leave a comment below!