Episode 135: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2020

episode 135 So You Wanna Be a Witch: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 20202. Sarah Chappell in a white sweater smiling into the camera.

Did you meet your goals this year?

It’s the end of December, so now is the time to turn back the pages of your real-or-metaphorical journal and give yourself a reality check. I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours!

2020 is (almost) OVER, y’all and it’s been a long time coming. I’ve had some big wins, some personal wins, some learning curves, and some frankly shitty blows. This week, I’m sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly of my business in 2020. 

As always, I’m not here to be glossy–I’m here to be transparent with you about my experience and my numbers. I’ve phased out parts of my business and overhauled others. I’ve gone through ups and downs in hiring. I’ve made amazing connections through my business and been taken advantage of. Ultimately, both my successes and my failures of this year keep bringing me back to the same point:

The qualitative experience of my business is a far better measure of success than numbers.

Isn’t that just the classic Hallmark holiday lesson?

Join me this week for our New Year’s Reality Check and help me craft a new term for the newbie business tip that I currently call: “the spaghetti method”.

Show notes:

1:08– My word for 2020: Focus!

5:22– How I measured up to my goal.

10:01– The Good: Where I let go and what I added.

12:34– The Bad: Hiring and firing.

16:03– The Ugly: Boundaries, theft, and social media.

Connect with your host, Sarah M. Chappell:

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Intro and outro music from bensound.com