Last Year vs This Year

I’m disappointed in myself. Last year was supposed to be great. Insanitek was supposed to grow by leaps and bounds. I was supposed to get out and shake things up, getting new clients, taking the world by storm.

But of course I didn’t. I got wrapped up in the day to day tasks of systems, checking boxes, and just making sure things were flowing. I didn’t think about growing.

This is what they call working in your business, not on your business.

The thing is, I didn’t even realise this until I sat down to do a yearly after action review. I thought a weekly review of my own performances was enough. And, sure, I managed to keep my own ADHD under control enough, but there were several things I should have done as a leader but didn’t make the time for. And, as a general rule of thumb, you should never try the same things you did before. If you do, you’ll end up with the same results.

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This year I have so many things I’d like to try. So, I’m going to break it into quarter, then give each thing 90 days to see what happens. Here are a few things I’d like to really focus on this year.

  • Using Asana with my freelancers to track projects and quarterly goals
  • Finish unfinished projects
    • Mini infographics
    • Flash math packets for teachers and homeschoolers
    • Finish the interactive journals
  • Upload the educational materials to Teachers Pay Teachers as well as our store.
  • Quarter 1: Network, connect, and serve.
  • Quarter 2: Create more videos as another way to teach
  • Quarter 3: Develop a series of science kits specifically for homeschoolers.
  • Quarter 4: Write an ebook on how to bootstrap your own independent research company

My goal this year is to fail fast, but learn faster. I have a bunch of systems in place for Insanitek, but it’s time to test them, break them, and rebuild them just as fast as we can develop products and services that will be truly useful for our audience.