While this site has only recently been revived, I want to continue the tradition of looking back at the past year and extracting the most valuable lessons and learning points from it.
2016 was another big year in my business and despite already being past the "small business" and "startup" stages, we managed to double our revenue again, over the course of the year.
This would indicate that we're doing some things right.
2016 was also arguably one of the most challenging and stressful years for me yet. And if you're familiar with The Grind, you know that this too is a good thing in many ways.
Watch the video to get a closer look at the big lessons and mistakes from this hugely successful year.
2016 Retrospective Video
- You can find retrospectives for previous years by clicking here.
- To learn more about the apprenticeship program I ran to build a marketing team for Thrive Themes, check out this post.
- Some of the most important books I read in 2016 include Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool, Superbosses by Syndey Finkelstein and Multipliers by Liz Wiseman. Note: the latter two books are only relevant if you're in the scaling phase of a business.
- My favorite/most important post from 2016 is this one about why homepage sliders make your website suck, published on the Thrive Themes blog.
Which of the 3 stages is your business in right now? Which lesson from this video can you apply, right now?
Let me know by leaving a comment below!