Heather reflects on 2023 and shares her accomplishments and insights into how she achieved her three main goals for the year; stabilize Kindergarten Ready, start Teacher Biz, and prioritize family time.
She emphasizes the importance of focusing on the positive and celebrating achievements rather than dwelling on what hasn’t been accomplished. Hear how she implemented a batching strategy to manage her time effectively, as well as the importance of using what has already worked and repeating those successful strategies.
Heather also discusses the growth of both Kindergarten Ready and Teacher Biz, and offers perspective on how you can approach the coming year as a new online business owner ready to take action and accomplish your goals!
Instead of focusing on what you haven’t accomplished, celebrate what you have achieved in 2023. Take time to appreciate the progress you’ve made and the lessons you’ve learned. Shift your mindset to build momentum for the year ahead.
- (02:15) Importance of taking time to stop and acknowledge your accomplishments
- (05:10) Reflecting on the goals for 2023: Stabilize profits, start Teacher Biz, work less
- (09:50) Developing a plan to batch content and create space for new business
- (11:30) Dialing down work hours in the summer; acknowledging the support of a small but powerful team
- (14:25) Growth of Kindergarten Ready in 2023
- (15:30) Simplifying your workload and using the strategies that already work
- (17:40) Strategies for email marketing and content creation
- (23:45) The birth of Teacher Biz; timeline and key milestones of the Teacher Biz journey
- (26:50) Overcoming insecurities and launching a podcast that features amazing guests
- (29:50) Launching the signature course, Teacher Biz Blueprint
- (35:05) Reflecting on your own personal growth and progress in 2023
- Teacher Biz Blueprint waitlist
- Teacher Biz Basics
- Teacher Biz Starter Guide
- Episode 3 – Turning a Hobby into a Helpful Online Business with Erin Leonard
- Episode 4 – 3 Reasons to Sell Your Products on Your Own Website (not TPT!)
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Celebrating Wins and Looking Ahead to the New Year
Heather kicks off the episode by celebrating her recent achievements, starting with the successful launch of her podcast. Despite initially disliking her recorded voice, she overcame her insecurity and launched a podcast that has been well-received by her audience. This serves as a reminder that embracing our vulnerabilities can lead to great accomplishments.
Course Launch and Business Growth
The highlight of Heather’s year was the launch of her signature course, Teacher Biz Blueprint.
She reflects on the immense effort put into creating the course and the pride she felt in witnessing her students’ progress. This success showcases the power of perseverance and dedication in achieving business goals.
Transition and Family Balance
Heather also shares her transition from being a full-time at-home parent to sending her children to preschool, providing insight into her evolving work-life balance.
By implementing a plan to batch content for her online business, she aims to create more time for her family while pursuing her entrepreneurial endeavors. Her story serves as a reminder that balance is essential for long-term success and happiness.
Reflection on Business Strategies
The episode delves into Heather’s approach to refining and reusing existing products, emphasizing the importance of building on past successes rather than constantly creating new offerings.
Her focus on marketing, customer relationships, and high-level service are highlighted as key factors in her businesses’ successes in 2023.
As the episode draws to a close, Heather shares her future plans, including her intention to continue stabilizing profits from her existing business while also launching a new program called Teacher Biz Blueprint. This demonstrates the power of setting ambitious yet attainable goals for the future.
Reflecting on the successes of 2023, I encourage you to celebrate your own achievements, no matter how big or small. Whether you’ve launched a new product, reached a revenue milestone, or built stronger connections with your audience, take the time to acknowledge your hard work and dedication.
As we look ahead to 2024, I invite you to consider how you can build on your current successes and take your business to new heights. Perhaps it’s refining and expanding your offerings, deepening your customer relationships, or exploring new avenues for growth.
Let’s approach the new year with a sense of excitement and determination, knowing that we have the skills, experience, and support to make our visions a reality.
Remember that you’re not alone on this journey. The Teacher Biz Podcast community is here to support and inspire you. Whether you’re just starting or have been on this path for some time, there’s always room for growth and learning.