Goodbye 2009 and my predictions for 2010

Goodbye 2009.

You’ve been good to me. Really, you have been.

I know there’s a recession and people are having all sorts of problems with the economy and my heart goes out to them. Personally, and in retrospect, I had a good 2009. It wasn’t GREAT, but it was good.

Here are some of the things that I accomplished or achieved in 2009

  • I found my inner voice
  • Until this year, I hadn’t quite figured out what it is that I wanted to do with my various online presences.
  • I figured out what it is that I wanted to stand for.
  • I got several speaking gigs, and got bitten by the public speaking bug.
  • I learned how to run my online business a lot better.
  • More profits from less effort.
  • I really internalized the meaning of the word: Implement.
  • A better relationship with my kids
  • Began to internalize that I’m thirty freakin nine years old.

There are a great many things that I’m purposely leaving off the list, just for the sake of alacrity.

For 2010, here are my predictions:

  • My inner voice and what I stand for will get me into some trouble.
  • My online business will go from operating on the equivalent of a 2 cycle weed eater motor to a 4 cycle, 4 cylinder motorcycle engine. What I mean is that it will rev up and grow
  • More speaking gigs
  • More travel
  • More time with my kids, specially over the summer
  • Upgrades of all my toys, I mean tools.
  • Better focus
  • My first ultra marathon

I’m really looking forward to 2010.

I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a new year. I think part of that stems from my insistence on focusing on the things that I did not accomplish instead of the things that I did accomplish during the year that is passing.

I’m not discounting what I didn’t accomplish, I’m just going to focus on what I did accomplish instead.

Moving forward into 2010, I feel like I have a better plan of action. I feel like I’ll be able to accomplish most of my goals for the year.

How about you?

What’s your review of 2009 and predictions for 2010?


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.