2020 Year in Review

In 2020, we have experienced what may be the greatest crisis since World War 2. The Corona pandemic cost many lives and restricted precious freedoms. At the same time, it was also the year that remote work and home office finally made a breakthrough.

For me personally, it was a good year. I was able to realize a childhood dream!

After my first public year in review in 2019, I am once again reflecting on the year that has just passed:

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Health & Fitness

  • βœ… Jogging routine established (15 – 20 km per week)
  • ❌ β˜•οΈ Coffee consumption still quite high (5 – 15 espressos a day)

πŸ’» Work & Business

πŸ™‹ Friends & Community

  • βœ… Quality time with selected friends
  • ❌ Little time with family and relatives
  • ❌ Many friends neglected

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§ Personal Life & Family

  • βœ… Everyone is healthy

πŸ“š Learning & Knowledge

  • βœ… Massive learning about email marketing, marketing automation, automatic credit card payments and VAT
  • βœ… Read more books (among others Company of One, Radical Acceptance)
  • ❌ Too much day-to-day business and too little training / inspiration

πŸŽ’ Travel & Culture

  • βœ… First trip of my life to Southeast Asia (Thailand) – in January, before the Corona Lockdowns. Met many Digital Nomads.
  • ❌ Travel options currently very limited

πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨ Hobbies & Creativity

  • ❌ Hobbies?

πŸ™ Emotions & Spirituality

  • βœ… Overall, I am very satisfied with my life – professionally, I am living the dream
  • ❌ Still a lot of work to do on the relationship level

πŸ’Έ Money & Finances

  • βœ… If Friendly and Wortspiel evolve as they did in the past year, I will be able to build up reserves in 2021 for the first time in a long time.
  • ❌ Large investments in Friendly (medium five figures, detailed report to follow)

😊 Proudest Accomplishments

  1. I was able to realize my childhood dream of having my own software startup AND keep Wortspiel on a good course at the same time

😬 Biggest Challenges

  1. To find a balance between Friendly, Wortspiel, family and my own needs

πŸ† Main Goals for Next Year

  1. Reach break-even with Friendly, be able to pay myself a small salary
  2. Develop the services of Wortspiel
  3. Be more honest with myself and pay more attention to my needs