What Could You Do In Two Years?

 

Last year on this day, I wrote about the one year anniversary of TMN.

(See: What Could You Do In a Year?)

I thought I would do it again this year and give you a 2 year update.

So, let me ask, what could you do in two years?

Where Were You Two Years Ago?

Looking back at where things started, I am amazed how far TMN has come. (See my first post: Too Many Tools in Your Toolbox)

However, a steady effort and many early mornings have taken TMN farther than I could have initially imagined.

Last year, I was amazed at the amount of traffic that happened when Chris Brogan did a guest post. Now, I exceed that traffic almost every day.

TMN’s Google rankings have improved dramatically. I rank near the top of several topics on Google. And to be honest, I am not much of an SEO buff. Until recently, I didn’t do any search optimization.

Looking back, here are some of the things I have accomplished in the last year:

  • Attended BlogWorld - I met many of the top bloggers from Darren Rowse to Leo Babauta. Leo probably didn’t know it, but a private 15 minute chat we had changed my blogging outlook dramatically.
  • Networked – Over the past year, I have networked with many people in the industry. I have made lots of great connections and friendships with other bloggers and time management writers.
  • Grown Audience – TMN’s fan base continues to grow, now with over 24,000 fans. Traffic has continued to go up, up, up.
  • Grown Community – There is definitely a TMN group of friends. I know many of those who read TMN and have connected with them even though we live in different parts of the globe.

This post is not meant to be a brag sheet. But, rather to gain some perspective.

No matter what your goals are… what could you have accomplished if you started two years ago?

What Could You Accomplish in Two Years?

What have you not started? And why haven’t you started it?

If you don’t start, do you know where you will be in two years?

The same place you are today.

Whether it is getting your degree, starting a hobby, or getting a new job, you have to start. Otherwise, you will stay in the same place.

If you had started two years ago, you might be well on your way at this time.

And by the way, starting does not mean that things are going to happen instantly.

It still amazes me the people who think they are going to put up a blog, or open a business, or start a new career and instantly have people beating a path to their door.

Things don’t happen overnight. Yet, you must start today.

When I reflect I have much I have done, there are still many other things I have not yet accomplished:

- Released the eBook I have been working on for the better part of this year

- Opened the online training and community sites that I have been planning. In fact, one is already built.

-  Written a book that I intend to publish on Amazon. It is only a draft at this stage.

These are coming very soon. Finishing is the key.

However, I have started and that is half the battle.

What Are You Waiting For?

Two years is enough time to make a dent in your dreams.

Think back to two years ago and where you were.

Are things that different today?

If not, get up and start the dream that has been on your mind.

It won’t happen overnight, but in a short time, you will find yourself well on the way to accomplishing your goals.

What could you accomplish in 2 years? What are you waiting to start?

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  • Traceymarykayismythang

    WOOOOWWWWWWW. I think you are talking directly to me. I have been thinking for the last couple of days I need to get in gear and stop dragging my feet. I have huge dreams and will make them happen. Thanks for writing this specifically for ME! :)

    I have been sharing your site with others so next year your followers will triple.

    Thank you and keep up the great work and I look forward to downloading your book to my ipad!

    • TMNinja

      @Traceymarykayismythang Maybe I was talking to *you.*

      Thanks for sharing TMN with others. Always appreciated.

      So, what are you going to start? :)

  • Traceymarykayismythang

    WOOOOWWWWWWW. I think you are talking directly to me. I have been thinking for the last couple of days I need to get in gear and stop dragging my feet. I have huge dreams and will make them happen. Thanks for writing this specifically for ME! :)

    I have been sharing your site with others so next year your followers will triple.

    Thank you and keep up the great work and I look forward to downloading your book to my ipad!

  • scottcheatham

    Excellent post Craig. Not sure how I found you but I always enjoy reading your thoughts. I need to pick your brain sometime about building more traffic and SEO stuff. I’m not much on that either…

    • TMNinja

      @scottcheatham Thanks, Scott. Glad you did find my site. :)

      What is your site’s address?

  • scottcheatham

    Excellent post Craig. Not sure how I found you but I always enjoy reading your thoughts. I need to pick your brain sometime about building more traffic and SEO stuff. I’m not much on that either…

  • TMNinja

    @scottcheatham Thanks, Scott. Glad you did find my site. :)

    What is your site’s address?

  • TMNinja

    @Traceymarykayismythang Maybe I was talking to *you.*

    Thanks for sharing TMN with others. Always appreciated.

    So, what are you going to start? :)

  • scottcheatham

    @TMNinja http://www.scottcheatham.com (Should’ve listed it in my original comment! sorry!)

  • http://www.timokiander.com/ timokiander

    As you say, getting started is the biggest thing – and then there is the consistency and persistency too. They help you to walk the path to your goal.

    What I want to accomplish is to gain more authority in my topic I blog about but also release products and even services, that I can offer through my blog.

    Anyway, you mentioned about your e-book … that’s interesting! Looking forward to learn more about it and those other services you are about to offer :)

    • TMNinja

      @timokiander Thanks, TImo!

      It is about consistency. I know many people who have attempted to start a blog (or business) but gave up early in the process.

      Will keep you posted on the other topics! Was going to drop you a personal invite to a special project that will be open soon. (hint, hint)

      • http://www.timokiander.com/ timokiander

        @TMNinja Cool! Interested to hear more about it :)

  • http://www.timokiander.com/ timokiander

    As you say, getting started is the biggest thing – and then there is the consistency and persistency too. They help you to walk the path to your goal.

    What I want to accomplish is to gain more authority in my topic I blog about but also release products and even services, that I can offer through my blog.

    Anyway, you mentioned about your e-book … that’s interesting! Looking forward to learn more about it and those other services you are about to offer :)

  • TMNinja

    @timokiander Thanks, TImo!

    It is about consistency. I know many people who have attempted to start a blog (or business) but gave up early in the process.

    Will keep you posted on the other topics! Was going to drop you a personal invite to a special project that will be open soon. (hint, hint)

  • http://www.timokiander.com/ timokiander

    @TMNinja Cool! Interested to hear more about it :)

  • http://www.timokiander.com/ timokiander

    @TMNinja Cool! Interested to hear more about it :)

  • http://www.timokiander.com/ timokiander

    @TMNinja Cool! Interested to hear more about it :)

  • http://www.timokiander.com/ timokiander

    @TMNinja Cool! Interested to hear more about it :)

  • Janice M. Simon

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Gwendolyne Spare

    I actually think this sometimes…if I had just started then…LOL

  • Time Management Ninja

    Thanks, Janice! :)

  • Janice M. Simon

    Happy Anniversary!

  • Gwendolyne Spare

    I actually think this sometimes…if I had just started then…LOL

  • Time Management Ninja

    Thanks, Janice! :)