Happy 2017! I hope you had a restful holiday, and are feeling excited about the year ahead. I recently sat down to reflect on 2016. It's amazing how much can happen in a year!
Here are my 16 top highlights, plus read until the end to hear about my #1 focus in 2017.
My 2016 Highlights…
1. Spoke at Lululemon in Ponsonby, New Zealand for close to 100 people (thank you Emily Gallagher for making this possible!).
3. Did a 2-day professional video shoot to collect case studies for one of my group programs.
4. Launched Impacting Millions and helped students land opportunities at O, The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, MindBodyGreen, The Huffington Post, and many more.
5. Hosted a party for Farnoosh Torabi, celebrating her column in O, The Oprah Magazine and CNBC primetime show.
6. Masterminding and pool time with friends during Ryan Levesque's Next Level ELITE mastermind retreat.
7. Started organizing monthly influencer dinner parties with my good friend Chris Winfield.
8. Hosted three private group masterminds at my home.
9. Planned a special dinner party in honor of Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income.
10. Organized a table at the Open Center fundraising gala, honoring Deepak Chopra.
11. Found a new, cozy co-working space.
13. Published the Ultimate Guide to Meeting People at Events, which led to three follow-up stories in Business Insider and one on Inc.com.
14. Did an interview with my mentor Ramit Sethi, which reached 600,000 people.
16. Made $1.1MM in revenue this year. This really blows my mind. I used to work at a nonprofit, where I was capped at $42k/year. I'm so humbled and honored to have hit this major revenue milestone — thanks to a lot of hard work and many incredible people who helped me along the way.
Thank you for being a part of my community and celebrating with me. =)
While 2016 was an amazing year in many ways, I have a feeling that 2017 will be even bigger and better.
Many people have asked me, “What's next for you, Selena?” They want to know if I'll be launching new programs, doing more events, or writing a book.
My #1 focus for this year is my Impacting Millions publicity program, which will open doors in March. My most important goal is to help YOU establish yourself as your industry's go-to expert + reach more people through the power of publicity. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months!