Miscellany

Year in Review for 2012 [Picture Version]

December 31, 2012

One year ago yesterday marked the last day at my job. I was quitting for the adventure of starting my own business. I had a dream and a plan, now I just had to do it!

As Claudia and I look back over this past year, it’s amazing to see all that has taken place and the opportunities we’ve been blessed with!

Here are just a few of the highlights:

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Traveled to NYC to meet author, Chris Guillebeau

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Traveled to NYC (again) to meet my friends Justin and Andy

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Stayed over with new friends Steve and Jody Berkey whom we met on Facebook

Celebrated the first birthday of our son

Went to the Outer Banks with family in September and met up with our friends, Chris and Karen Peek, on the way.

Teamed up with a group of rise365 readers raising $1165 towards saving two children from sex slavery

Teamed up with some awesome folks who helped raise nearly $2000 towards saving two children from sex slavery with The Exodus Road

Rode in a buggy for the first time

Rode in a buggy for the first time

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Grew our business to replace and surpass my former income in 8 months – Woot!

Found creative ways to supplement our income during the lean months

Found creative ways to supplement our income during the lean months

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Decluttered and simplified by selling things like this on Craigslist

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Published blog posts for 365 days straight

Between the both of us, read 50 books and listened to 520 podcasts

Between the both of us, read 45 books and listened to over 400 podcasts

Met up with friends for a  mastermind retreat

Met up with friends from around the country for a mastermind retreat

Created Goal Setting Guide for Couples (coming very soon!)

Created Goal Setting Guide for Couples (coming very soon!)

Hosted two projects, the Focus Challenge and Productivity Experiment, and had fun with a group of about 40 movers and shakers working towards goals

Did the first rise365 interview with a family doing incredible things

Did the first rise365 interview with a family doing incredible things

We had a lot of fun as we worked towards the goals we put in place at the beginning of 2012.

We look forward to 2013 with anticipation knowing great things will continue to take place, as we press forward!

Question: What did 2012 look like for you? What are some things you’re going to do in 2013?

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Alana Mokma December 31, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Wow! I loved being able to scan through the photos and see a year in review for you in such a condensed fashion.  It is so cool all the people you have been both virtually and in person over the past year! You have had an incredible year and your family continues to inspire me. 

    I am working on determining my theme for 2013 … the thing that keeps coming up for me  is “Be present.” 

    • Reply Michael Good December 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm

      Hey thanks, Alana! We’ve really enjoyed getting to know you and Josh. You’re theme for next year sounds like a good one!

      Looking forward to seeing your new site.

  • Reply Cindy Hirch December 31, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Michael and Claudia – those are awesome accomplishments. You should be very proud of what you have done. Often when we are in the midst of the journey and hit bumps in the road, we don’t see that we are really moving forward. It’s great to be able to look back.

    Here’s to 2013 and greater things to come! Blessings to both of you.

    • Reply Michael Good December 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Cindy,

      It is hard to see the progress when you’re in the midst of it. Thanks for the encouragement and support. Have a blessed 2013!

  • Reply CHAR Photography December 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    You guys are fabulous!  Way to be intentional and make things happen!!

    • Reply Michael Good December 31, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Hey thanks, Char! I know you had a great year too.

  • Reply Ann Musico January 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

    That’s so impressive and what a wonderful way to share it!  Very encouraging.  I wish you both all the best in 2013 – I have no doubt it will be even more exciting and I am believing the same for me too!

    • Reply Michael Good January 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Ann. 2013 will be even more exciting for all of us! Happy New Year to you and your family.

  • Reply Brent Jamison January 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Very productive 12 months! Congrats and can’t to see what is in store for 2013. I’m glad I found your blog this past year!

    • Reply Michael Good January 2, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Thanks, Brett. We’ve enjoyed getting to know you over the past year. Happy new year to you and your family!

  • Reply Justin Lukasavige January 1, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    You guys are amazing!

  • Reply crystalmgood January 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    This is really cool! Sounds like quite a productive and fufilling year!!

    • Reply Michael Good January 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Hey thanks, Crystal! It was a productive and fulfilling year. My guess is it was for you and Andrew as wel. 😉

      • Reply crystalmgood January 9, 2013 at 9:24 am

        It really was! 🙂 I’m really excited for this year though, too. I feel like it holds some pretty big exciting changes. With work… with exploring my skills… with possibly going back to YWAM New Zealand… I’m really anticipating good things happening this year!

        • Reply Michael Good January 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

          Nice, Crystal! You should be anticipating good things this year. 🙂 I’m excited to see everything you’re going to do!

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