Goodbye 2018.

Last Update: December 31, 2018

It's been quite the year...

As the sunsets on 2018 I have found myself reflecting on the year that has been. By all accounts, it's been a quite good one. Despite a few bumps along the way, mainly health of extended family members, our family finished the year in good spirits and for that I am truly grateful.

From a personal perspective, my focus has been on more 'pressing matters' in our accommodation business, which definitely impacted my impacted my ability to achieve the goals I'd set for my online business. Without boring you with the details, let's just say that despite challenges along the way, the outcome (once we'd worked through those challenges) has put us in a much stronger position to move into 2019 with confidence and renewed energy. So that's a good thing - even though a part of me feels disappointed that for the last few months, my online efforts have fallen short of the mark.

So yesterday I sat down with a pen and paper and spent some time just picking apart my efforts with WA since I joined 18 months ago. Six pages full of drawings, diagrams, writing and notes later, I have a real sense of clarity and the makings of a plan to move forward into 2019.

It's a good feeling.

Most importantly;

  • I have certainty about what needs to stay, and what needs to go
  • I can see how WA fits into this plan and how remaining engaged and plugged in to this fabulous online community will help me achieve my online business goals and also the goals of our bricks and mortar accommodation business.

Let's just say, I've missed you guys!

I'm really hoping that 2019 will bring the chance to reconnect with the great people I've met here at WA, and hope that together we can move forward into the New Year with the confidence and motivation to achieve whatever our affiliate marketing goals might be.

For me personally, writing this post gives me a sense of 'closing the chapter' on 2018, and by doing so, I'm now turning my attention to 2019.

A big part of my plan is to revisit much of the training I did here last year. There's so much information here which I know will crank up our google rankings and website traffic, not to mention help me create effective sales funnels to drive new business - it would be silly (not to mention wasteful) to ignore these resources which I have paid for in my (extremely affordable black friday) premium membership!

So that's me. It's the 1st of January. It's great to be back... I'm here and ready to put the work in. I am really looking forward to reconnecting with this wonderful WA community. If you have taken the time to read this, thank you. Please leave a comment and let me know what 2019 has in store for you, and where you are on your exciting online journey, I'd love to hear from you.

Best wishes and Happy New Year...

Onwards and upwards, Karen


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Cass51 Premium
Hi there Karen, it sounds like you have a solid plan in place to further your success and it is the perfect time of year to reflect and take stock of where you are and where you are heading. Keep up the good work and the positive attitude:) All the best for 2019, Cheers Cass
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks Cass - and all the very best for your 2019 also. Best wishes, Karen
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Karen,
Good to see you, and all the best as you reconnect with the knowledge, resources and with this wonderful community.

Sounds like you have had a year, of ups and downs so will be looking forward to sailing into the new year with focus and vision.

Make 2019 your best year ever.
Alex
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks Alex and you too! Cheers, Karen
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Eliz65 Premium
Just wanted to wish you a Happy New Year... I’ve just started with WA and I will also be doing some reflecting...I know I need to go back through the training as I wanted to get a start and feel for blogging. 2019 will be my year to refine and hopefully start making some money.
Cheers, Eliza
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Eliza, yes, I agree with you. 2019 feels like the year to consolidate everything and really get things cranking along. Best of luck, Cheers, Kaz
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dpanic63 Premium
Hellos Karen

Welcome back!

Absolutely get that space you need sometimes, and having to re-engage with the training so to feel like you are not missing anything because of the Time away.

Just know that you got this for certain and that this profession will only get better.

Great Picture of that sunset was that taken by you? and if Where?... Love it...thanks for sharing.

Have a Great new powerful 2019

Cheers

Dino
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Dino, Happy New year to you also... and no unfortunately that wasn't one of my photos it was a stock photo from here! Best wishes, Karen
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Marley2016 Premium
Karen,
This is fantastic sharing for a successful
2019!
Happy New Year and much prosperity coming,
Susan
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kdforsman Premium
Thank you Susan, and all the very best for 2019. Kind regards, Karen
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
Hi Karen! Glad to see that you're back. You were missed. :) Sorry to hear about your challenging year. Seems like that was happening to many of us and making it more difficult to spend quality time on WA! I hope that 2019 will be highly productive for you. Welcome back!
Colleen
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Colleen and thank you so much. Hopefully 2019 will be great for all of us... :)Cheers, Kaz
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keishalina9 Premium
Saying Farewell 2018, Hello 2019! ... all the best ... 😊🎈
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kdforsman Premium
Yep, grabbing it with both hands! Happy New Year and best wishes, Kaz x
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Mick18 Premium
Happy New Year Karen!
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kdforsman Premium
Hi Mick, Happy New Year to you as well.. Cheers, Karen
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Karen. Happy New Year.
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks BigRog!! How are things going in your world? It's been a while since we touched base! Cheers, Karen
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem, Karen.
For the last 2 weeks, I've been in rehab for my foot.
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MiaL Premium
Happy New Year Karen
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks Mia, Happy New Year to you as well. Best wishes, Karen
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dpanic63 Premium
Have a powerful new 2019 Karen
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kdforsman Premium
I like the sound of that - you too!
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dpanic63 Premium
Thanks so much

Will do for certain

:)
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Vickic3 Premium
Happy New Year Karen and all the very best
Vicki
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks Vicki, I hope 2019 brings us all some exciting new adventures! Cheers, Kaz
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Jasonhillye1 Premium
Happy newyear
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kdforsman Premium
Thanks Jason - Right back at ya!
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smartketeer Premium
HAPPY NEW YEAR Karen!
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kdforsman Premium
Thank you so much and Happy New year to you as well!!
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