Season’s Greetings from Clarity Finances!
As I’m sure is the case with you, these past few weeks have been a whirlwind. Once Halloween hits, it seems like we can’t apply the brakes on our lives until after New Year’s nearly two months later.
Here’s a bit of a recap of my 2018.
January 2018 marked my first winter in Florida. It took a little bit of getting used to the move and my new environment, but there were some perks like being warm in January! I took a look at my goal setting and decided to use the acronym SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-oriented) to help. And while I did get to cross everything off the list, I gained a lot of clarity around how to combine giving with my bookkeeping business.
During 2018 I also got more into podcasting; both listening to podcasts and even acting as a guest on a show. I even attended a conference on podcasts called Podfest. I wrote about that experience in a blog post here. Although I haven’t made my own podcast yet, I have been a guest on four podcasts: The Crushing Debt Podcast, Brewin’ up Business, Successfully Screwed and The Foot Whisperer. There could be a podcast in the works although I am leaning toward something with video.
I read Evolved Enterprise by Yanik Silver and learned so much valuable information that I have been applying to my business ever since. I logged my thoughts while reading the book on my blog, so if you want to check out what I thought follow this link to check out my posts. Even if you are not a small business owner, you could still benefit a lot from reading Yanik’s book!
Growing and improving is a core value for both Clarity Finances and me personally. One way that I enjoy growing is by helping others. In June, I traveled to Eutaw, Alabama for a mission trip with the Relevant Church of Ybor City. During the first week of October I went to Pindar County, North Carlina to help with cleanup work after some incredibly damaging flooding that came from Hurricane Florence; this trip was also done through the Relevant Church of Ybor City.
This summer also had a thrilling World Cup, which saw the French team rise to glory above the other countries. Being a big fan of the beautiful game myself, I wrote a little bit on my thoughts about the World Cup in a blog post called The Business of the Beautiful Game. If you really want to go deep on the subject, check out my son’s blog Two Foot Talk.
I attended Archangel Summit in Toronto and FINCON in Orlando. FINCON was especially exciting for me because I was chosen to be one of the Ignite speakers. This was my first opportunity to talk about Strategic Tithing for Businesses in front of over 100 people. Check out my talk from FINCON here.
For 2019 I am doing repeats of PodFest in March, FinCon in September and Archangel Summit in October. The only traveling I have prior to that will be up to Philly to see family and do year end work with clients in January. I hope to get back to North Carolina to help with the rebuilding work that continues after the flooding of Pindar County back in September during Hurricane Florence.
Here’s to a healthy and prosperous 2019!