2017 Review and 2018 Goals

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2017 was not my favourite year.

๐Ÿ‘Ž It was tough both professionally and personally.

๐Ÿ‘Ž I battled with a few health issues.

๐Ÿ‘Ž I set myself big hairy audacious goals that left me overwhelmed and paralysed by perfectionism.

๐Ÿ‘Ž I burnt myself out.

However, I did learn an AWFUL lot. And thatโ€™s the most important thing after all!

๐Ÿ‘ I really defined the kind of clients I wanted to be working with. No more discovery calls with time wasters.

๐Ÿ‘ I got to work with some extraordinary business owners, doing big and beautiful things within their communities and industries.

๐Ÿ‘ I launched Studio Virtual Assistant instead of working just as a freelancer.

๐Ÿ‘ I took exciting trips with my husband.

๐Ÿ‘ And I finally got back into the swing of regular yoga classes!

Biggest 2017 Takeaways

  1. Implementation over Perfection I am now a proud recovering perfectionist. I would strategise, organise and then become paralysed by my perfectionism.

  2. Now I strategise, organise and take action!

  3. The implementation of the plan is now more important to me than it being โ€œperfectโ€.

  4. Donโ€™t overlook self-care! Before, I wouldnโ€™t invest in my own self care, now I know that I HAVE to.

  5. Regular yoga classes at the beautiful studio and acupuncture have really sorted my health in the last 6 months.

  6. I also, give myself permission to take time away from the laptop and not feel guilty!

  7. Itโ€™s not a luxury, itโ€™s a necessity!

  8. Mindset is EVERYTHING With the wrong mindset it is just impossible to achieve your goals.

  9. Get your positive pants on and โ€œflip the scriptโ€ in your head! You can!


2018 Goals

  1. Launch 12 studio websites for my clients,

  2. Greater connection and impact within the performing arts industry,

  3. Expand my team โ€“ there are only so many hours in the day and only one of me!

  4. Help hundreds of studio owners to create their 12 month marketing plan for their studioโ€ฆ.and IMPLEMENT the plan!

  5. A personal goal โ€“ FINALLY finish renovating our home and garden!

On the 31st December every year, I write myself a letter to my future self. Then the following year I read the letter, reflect and repeat the process.

Last yearsโ€™ letter left me a little frustrated. This year I have a fierce determination to not feel like that again!


This ought to be tattooed on my forehead for 2018.

Although this is a terrible life decision so Iโ€™ll stick to popping it on my screensaver.

Iโ€™m all about goals, no resolutions. I will still be indulging in wine, chips and Netflix!

Hereโ€™s to an outrageously wonderful 2018 for all of you. May all your goals become reality.

Iโ€™d love to know your biggest takeaways from 2017 and what your personal and professional goals are for 2018.

1. Because Iโ€™m nosey and 2. Because I want to root for you along the way!

Wahoo, letโ€™s do this!!

Kelly Xxx