Episode 17: 2018 Year End Review: What Worked, What Didn’t & Lessons Learned
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Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are already a week into the new year.
I experienced a lot this year. Many great things happened and I learned a lot of important lessons along the way.
Throughout 2018 I was bold.
I got a promotion (which I negotiated), I started this podcast (with no experience), spoke at a podcasting conference and I even found love.
In this episode I share what worked in 2018, what didn’t work and the most important lessons I learned. I also share my top goals for 2019 and why “committed” is my word for the new year.
Year End Review Resources Mentioned
Back to Budgeting Basics Course
What Worked in 2018
- Got a promotion at work. I’m now a Grants Manager.
- Launched The Thought Card podcast with over 500 downloads in the first month.
- Created WOC Podcasters (Women of Color) an inclusive podcasting community for learning, networking and sharing resources.
- Presented at Podcast Movement in Philadelphia, the world’s largest podcasting conference.
- Became an editorial board member of Podcast Business Journal.
- Participated in my first panel discussion in New York City with A.I.M. Unlimited.
- Went on lots of short trips in 2018 including trips to Ireland, Chicago, Oslo, Iceland, Puerto Rico, the Finger Lakes (New York), Orlando and Toronto.
- Attended FinCon and TBEX North America – Listen to Episode 8 where Yasmine and I share tips for attending FinCon for the first time.
- Got featured on lots of podcasts including Chronicles Abroad, Comfortably Excluded and Travel Fuels Life.
- As a freelance writer, I also contributed 5 articles to Go Banking Rates, a leading personal finance banking website.
What Didn’t Work in 2018
- Overworked myself and got really sick.
- House hacking and having roommates was challenging – don’t worry, they moved out!
- I didn’t finish working on my book.
- Planned too many trips, too far in advance and had to cancel.
Lessons Learned in 2018
- Health is wealth.
- Budgeting is still very important
What are your goals for 2019?
Danielle Desir Corbett paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries, including her favorites, Iceland, China, and Bermuda. Go here to learn Danielle’s incredible story, from struggling financially and in debt to finding creative ways to earn more and live on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast, where Danielle shares how you can creatively travel more and build wealth regardless of your current financial situation. Reach out to Danielle by contacting: thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.
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