My Year In Review (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly) artwork
The Agency Accelerator

My Year In Review (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly)

  • S2E98
  • 16:31
  • December 16th 2021

It's that time of the year again, where I stop, take a pause to look back on my year and evaluate what went well, what didn't go so well and what I have learned. So that’s the focus of today’s episode.

In this episode of The Agency Accelerator Podcast, I share all the things I did in my business that worked well, the not-so-good stuff and the key learnings.

Based on these learnings, what am I going to do differently next year?. 

I know you can listen to lots of gurus online who claim to have all the solutions and paint an amazing picture of themselves and their business. But I wanted to be really honest in sharing this: the things that I screwed up with, the money I spent on things that I shouldn't have, the things that I did well, and the plans I have for next year.

Time Stamp

[00:55] What went well for me in 2021?

[4:00] The importance of assessing metrics

[4:34] My 4-day working week

[06:00] What didn't go so well for me in 2021?

[07:50] Fixing my website!

[08:44] The importance of having a strategy and plan before jumping into execution

[09:25] What are my key learnings for the year?

  • There are no shortcuts!
  • Do your due diligence before you work with any suppliers 
  • Keep focused and avoid shiny objects
  • Keep a record of all your software subscriptions

[11:23] What I am going to do differently in 2022

  • Launch a new website
  • Streamlining and measuring my marketing
  • Focus on YouTube content

[14:00] Keep distractions at bay!

[14:30] Use more batching

[15:00] Keep focused and do less!


“...there are no shortcuts. Every genuine, robust business development strategy delivers in the medium to long term, and so if you're looking for instant gratification, you're always going to be very disappointed...” - Rob Da Costa

“ need to keep focused, have a plan for the year as there are lots of shiny objects competing for your time and there are no quick fixes.” - Rob Da Costa

“Remove all the distractions and keep focused on the task at hand.” - Rob Da Costa

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