10 Holiday Reflections to Ring in 2023
Another year has come to an end.
For many, 2023 could not have come fast enough. Doubtless, there has been turmoil across the world, especially from 2020 to 2022.
Regardless of what might be going on outside, though, I have always made it my mission to go inside to better myself, and that includes plenty of thinking and reflection time, especially during the holiday season.
In this guide, I share 10 fresh holiday reflections to ring in 2023.
I didn’t share my holiday reflections last year thinking the article would become so popular, but it seems I’ve found a pulse. Moving forward, I will be sharing my holiday reflections annually.
Here are my past reflections:
1. You’ve Only Got 50 Opportunities Per Year
We all know there are 52 weeks in a year. If you produce weekly content (whether blog posts, podcast episodes, or videos), then you’ll have created 52 new opportunities to show up in front of your audience this year.
For years, I’ve averaged 48 podcast episodes per year (with The New Music Industry Podcast), though some years I’ve come in a little under (like last year).
When I reflected on this, I realized that I basically didn’t publish during the holidays, or if I was especially sick or busy.
This is a good argument for planning your content well in advance of publishing it. If you have metrics to tell you which of your posts or series have resonated with audiences most, take advantage of that data.
Unless you’re publishing more aggressively, you’ve only got about 50 opportunities per year to show up for your audience. Don’t waste them.
Where I got this: Personal reflections
2. Make Everything a Seminar
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s started far too many content and product initiatives. There comes a point where it’s simply not sustainable anymore.