An Update on My Business & Vision Board Goals in 2021

Welcome to the breakdown of what happened with my business and how I did with my vision board goals in 2021 plus what’s in store for 2022.

This is the follow-up to the earlier article on How To Plan For and Set 2022 Goals. The article includes a 2022 workbook as well as daily and weekly planners.

So, 2021 was a lot of sitting at home due to repeated lockdowns which led to the same sort of inertia I mentioned last year.

It was more of a struggle to get out of it this year too but I prevailed and stayed physically active throughout.

We finally started to see the end of lockdowns around September where I live. There are still quite a few restrictions but I’m just happy to get a cup of coffee again.

2021 Goals and Plans in ReviewWriting

I started quite a few writing projects last year but only completed the one due by the end of this month.

The constant lockdowns gave me a bit of cabin fever that caused inertia as I mentioned earlier. This was inevitably reflected in my writing but I powered on one day at a time, one word at a time.

Working out every day helped a lot and I also started a personal walking challenge and finished the year at 15,000 steps a day.

Traveling

I went exactly nowhere in 2021 because of the pandemic, lockdowns, and all the exhaustive rules attached to leaving the country and returning to it.

I’m also self-employed and cannot gamble with my health so I decided to remain immobile for the year.

It was tough but it is what it is. Hopefully, 2022 will bring a change and I can finally start exploring the world again.

Business

2021 was the year of The Great Resignation. So many people decided to take time out for self-care or start their own business while others added a side hustle to their day job. It became more important than ever to develop multiple streams of income.

My business went well in 2021. I’m grateful I didn’t have to apply for any aid to stay afloat and I was able to grow my businesses further.

I also added a business consulting product to my services and demand for this exploded in 2021 because so many people wanted to start their own businesses.

I had a specific income amount for the year and I managed to achieve it. I don’t disclose exact figures online but it was in the range of 6 figures.

At the center of everything I do is my blogging business which continues to be a huge source of income via display advertising, affiliate marketing, sponsored partnerships, and self-empowerment products.

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Personal Finance

I was able to fully fund my TFSA and RRSP in 2021 while also topping up my emergency funds.

I started target accounts for a new Macbook, going back to school in 2022/2023 and spoiling myself during the holidays.

The goal for all my target accounts was met and I super-indulged myself during the holidays and donated to my favorite charities.

I also had a target to get my credit score above 800 in 2021 and stuck to best practices for building a good credit score. 

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Reading

I had quite a reading list and had hoped to get through at least 20 books but only made it through 12. I think I did alright.

I made a cute Christmas book tree out of my 2022 reading list. Check it out below:-

Christmas Book Tree

What’s In Store for 2022?

  • I will continue to grow my blogging business and build new partnerships. I have quite a few backup requests from last year that I need to work through and finalize.
  • I intend to focus on my fiction writing as well. I have a lot of stories in me and they are demanding to come out.
  • I plan to read a lot more than I did in 2021.
  • I started a beauty business project in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic but I didn’t pay much attention to it in 2021 due to my consulting services. I intend to change that in 2022, add more products and get the word out a bit more. It’s all about adding another source of income to my business. I will talk more about this at the end of 2022.
  • I really hope I can travel in 2022. I am dying for new food, new history, new people, and new beaches.
  • I started swimming classes a few years ago but moving got in the way and I haven’t been in the water for so long, I might as well start again. I would very much like to swim in the deep end of the pool without any anxiety.

And that’s about it. I created a vision board around these goals and it now hangs on my bedroom wall as always.

I usually add a picture of my vision board to these update posts but I stopped doing that in 2019 for privacy reasons. You can catch up on my 2011 – 2019 vision boards HERE.

If you have any questions, drop them in the comments section. I wish you a wonderful 2022!

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