I view 2017 as underwhelming. I have not received the full-time position that I wanted after one year. Even with the ITIL certification and landing the second training request money, 2017 hadn’t lived up to my high expectations. I did not want to live this kind of year again. I like grow but with some sort of tangible results.
I spoke with someone this past Friday and she told me to stop discounting and discrediting my experiences. I wasn’t simply an Amazon bestseller but a bestselling author. She was right. I had accomplished a whole lot of things which I didn’t deem extraordinary;, but if I was still receiving book royalties after Expand Your Personal Brand was published in May 2017 then that meant that it was a success. There were many books which weren’t being published.
With eBay, I didn’t sell as much as I did in 2016 but I sold over $2600. In 2018 I will still sell on eBay but will look at private label and drop shipping. I liked selling physical products and was thinking about doing Merch by Amazon. What I learned this year with eBay (well, everything) was not to over-rely on one income stream. When I started seeing something decline, find another income stream.
Rise is my 2018 because next year will be a way than 2017. Although I am going through some trial and tribulations during this first week of 2018, I am at a point where I feel that I will not only rise from the ashes like the sphinx but I will soar like an eagle personally, professionally, and financially.
Keep your eyes peeled right here to witness everything!