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2010 Year in Review

A lot happened this past year personally and professionally. My wife and I hit our 25th wedding anniversary, not that I doubted we’d reach that milestone, I feel blessed that I’ve found someone that understands me and still supports my dreams as I do hers. Speaking of being blessed, both of my grandchildren turned 1 this year pretty exciting times ahead watching them I’m sure.

Professionally – it was a busy year I completed 4 webinar series all of which are available. Web Graphics Explained; Webpage Secrets Revealed; Easy Websites 101; and a complete revamp of WordPress Strategies

Additionally I completed my first book – 50 Biggest Website Mistakes I self published the first edition and I’m currently working with Morgan James Publishing to get it released there. Look for it on Amazon soon.

My goal for 2010 was to “Simplify”, In doing this I looked at things that was complicating how I did things in my daily work habits. I started working from home a lot more instead at our downtown offices. I also looked at things I’ve put on the back burner and asked myself “really?, can you seriously ever get to this”. That was important for me to narrow down my focus and clear off some “ideas” I thought might be good but I hadn’t done the real research to see if it was feasible to achieve. This helped clear off my to do list somewhat and helped me clear out dozens of domains that I’ve watch renew too many times and think “oh yeah, I need to do something with that”.

2011 my goal will be to continue with the “simplify” process, but the key goal will be to “take action”.

Take action, could mean several things like instead of piling things on my desk until later take action on it if at all possible and put it away. Take action on finishing even more projects. I have an update that I’ve been working on for Affiliate Tool Generator, not to mention two WordPress Plugins near completion.

Also take action on marketing what is already done and about to be done. Take Action on many things that have been sitting. I think it is easiest for me to focus on one goal or key phrase like “Simplify” or “Take Action” instead of a list of unachievable “resolutions”.

Putting this goal in print in public also helps me want to make it happen. I hope you take a moment as we get started in 2011 to look back at 2010 and build upon it for 2011 and have an even more successful year than last.

What goal are you looking to achieve in 2011? what resources will you use to help you get there?

I wish you all much success in 2011 and look forward to your comments!

12 Comments

  1. Connie Ragen Green on January 2, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Frank,
    Thanks for sharing your goals. It’s always helpful for me to hear what someone super successful, like yourself, is thinking and planning.
    I have kept things simple all along, so that isn’t an issue for me. My goal is to help more people be successful online. Even though there is much out there, and your courses are some of the best I’ve seen, there are just too many people slipping through the gaps. I am creating a new program that I believe will be the missing piece for many.
    Connie Green

  2. Frank Deardurff III on January 2, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Connie, thanks for the kind words. I’m looking forward to your gap stopper! you are correct there are a lot of people looking to put the pieces together and I’m sure you can help. Look for more courses soon 😉

    Thanks again.

  3. Nithiyaah on January 2, 2011 at 1:54 am

    Hi Frank,
    Thanks for sharing with us. Eventhough this is my first visit to your site, I really enjoyed reading some of your blog posts and in future I’ll definetely will visit you again.
    I really love this quote of yours : ‘2011 my goal will be to continue with the “simplify” process, but the key goal will be to “take action” and I’m also including this starting from now into my this new year’s action plan. Once again, thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. Mauricio Martinez on January 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations on 25 years of marriage!

    We’ll be celebrating our 20th in 10 more days. It doesn’t seem that long. She’s still just as beautiful as the day I met her. Her hair has some adorable white highlights but it only makes her that much more attractive.

    This year is about “getting back to basics” for me. That means going back to research the market and get reacquainted with my market and my clients and re-tooling my products and my services.

    Finally it’s about “renewal.” Getting to know God deeper through prayer and taking the time to finally go on a spiritual retreat. It’s been a long time since I’ve done one. It’s definitely time I went back.

    God bless your New Year dear friend!

  5. Cathy Goodwin on January 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I resonated to your point about taking action and will be looking forward to your WordPress plug-in. My greatest satisfaction when I work with clients is to help them see they don’t need to climb a mountain…more like kicking a few pebbles out of the way.

  6. DonTheFlasher on January 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Thanks Frank for all you taught me and my wife last year.
    You certainly over deliver in all your class.
    Looking forward to all you do this year.
    Wishing You a Happy New Year. Don

  7. Elizabeth Bone on January 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I enjoyed reading your blog post. I have found that setting one goal and committing to accomplishing it produces amazing results. My goal this year is to take inspired action. Wishing you many blessings and much joy in this New Year.
    Elizabeth

  8. Frank Deardurff III on January 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks for the kind words and wishes – I’m hoping you all take action on your goals for the new year, in doing so I’m sure we’ll all have a successful 2011.

  9. Carla McNeil, Social Media Marketing Mentor on January 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks Frank!

    I too have been cleaning house and have let a few domain names go myself! They were “nice too’s” but did not have much passion attached to them.

    For the first time ever I have completed a project calendar for this year. I am real excited about it, because also for the first time I have not over burdened myself with too many projects!

    Looking forward to your new plugins.

    Like all your products I am expecting it to be great!!

  10. Gregory YourTravelBuddy Snead on January 3, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Thanks Frank!

    Taking Action on Training I’ve paid for is My Mantra for 2011. Lord knows My Software Junkie habit has GOT to stop. I can’t tell you how many programs and tutorials have gathered Dust in my book shelf and Hard drives. I wasn’t until the day after Christmas that I was perplexed over some simple WP technique, I’m too embarrassed to mention that I remembered I purchased “WP Strategies” BUT NEVER DID THE HOMEWORK!! Ahhhhrrrrgh! One Module in..and it was ALL Spelled out in Detail…DUH! Great Stuff! I’m re-doing your course and ALEX’s TSS….I know I missed more than I retained…Thanks for being Evergreen! Signed, a Turtle Student, from OurZamZuunation. com <=My WP Blog

  11. Joel on January 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Frank!
    Keep up the good work! “Taking Action!” that sounds like a good new years resolution. I have learned a lot this year in the web and internet marketing world. Most of which I owe to you Frank! I plan on “taking action” and using that knowledge to improve websites for my employer and to begin working on local website/marketing business. Oh yeah I plan on getting back into the gym too! LOL

  12. Rick Patterson on January 3, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Frank, thanks for all the quality content you put out over the past year. I look forward to what you release in 2011.

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