A HIPPO Internet Marketing Training blog by Corey Creed

The Jungle Map, your guide through internet marketing

My 2015 Goals Report Card

December 31st, 2015

What good are goals if you don’t look back at them?

Every year, I try to post on the last day of the year my grades on the goals I set on the first of the year with some comments.  Here’s how I did compared to what I wanted to do…

1. Blog Every Day = A

I’m giving myself an A on this even though I did not do it all year.  I did it the first couple months and it went very well.  It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.  But after a couple months, I determined that it just is not a good use of my time.

Personally, I still think that writing every day is the best way to improve as a marketer.  Yet, I’m working harder at business and entrepreneurship than marketing these days, so I stopped after a couple months.

2. Focus more on Business & Entrepreneurship and Less on Marketing = A-

I definitely did this.  I’m trying my best to stay up on all things Internet marketing, with a special focus on Amazon in particular.  But I’m more focused than ever on my businesses and doing the best I can with them.

3. Do a Great Job for my Clients = A-

For most of 2015, I only had a couple marketing clients.  Overall, I’d say I definitely did a good job.  (Maybe not quite great.)

4. Be an Awesome Business Partner = B+

Thankfully, my primary business partner is about the nicest guy anyone could ever meet.  So I know if I asked him, he would say I’m awesome.  (I think.)  My two other business partners are happy too.  But was I really awesome?  That’s a pretty high bar I set for myself.  I think I did good to great, just not quite awesome.

5. Standardize my Businesses = A-

I think I did pretty well with this.  I realize now that it’s not just a matter of standardizing, but outsourcing and training.  That will be my goal for this coming year.

6. Develop Balance between Starting and Growing = B-

I worked really hard on my new business early this year.  In fact, I think it hurt my older business.  That caused me to shift focus the last quarter to be primarily on the old business.  I wish I had balanced it out better.  Balance is the key to life in so many things.  I wish I had done better.

FINAL OVERALL GRADE = A-

Given all of the above, I’m giving myself a generous A-.  In many ways, I’m pretty happy with my efforts and am looking forward to setting 2016 goals tomorrow.  🙂