A Look Back at 2018

Before I jump into 2019 trends, I want to hit on my 2018. 

Here is a review of my 2018.

I’ve included some wins, losses, revenue numbers and one baby photo.

  • Book launch. Launched the book and got to #1 on Amazon in marketing (even if for only four days)
  • Sales Goals. My goal was $10,000 in book sales before 2019. We’re at $9,024 so just shy of it.  Hope to hit that in January 2019. 
Jim Huffman Book Sales
Sales from Book website. Does not include sales from Amazon, Apple or Audible.
  • Hiring. GrowthHit hired 4 new talented individuals.  Working with smart people to help scale our clients has been more time consuming and rewarding than I thought.
  • Growth Goals. Fell short of our aggressive revenue goal for Growthhit by 20%.  I am pushing this goal out to April 2019.  We’re two clients away from hitting this.
  • Product Problems: We’ve been working on a SaaS product that we wanted to launch in October but it’s still delayed.  After having to let go of a development agency we’re learning the hard way how to design and launch tech products. But, we are learning! 
  • Travel: I was able to travel 44 nights this past year to places like San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Dallas, and Yakima to do talks on Growth Marketing. It’s a blast to meet people but I am trying to limit my travel.
  • Got Back into Basketball.  I love hoops and it was my life for a long time.  After 5 years away, I am finally playing again  It’s a fun break from my crazy weeks but it’s resulted in me spending too much time sneaker shopping.
  • Stop Being Cheap and Give. Maybe it’s bc I didn’t come from money but I am pretty frugal.  I am trying to be more generous with money to coworkers, charities and I’m working on something I am calling “Operation Big Tipper.” It’s inspired by Ben Hebert’s tweet but my wife and I want to leave big tips once a week to someone that needs money more than us. 
  • Family First. My daughter turned one, learned to walk and rocked it as Elton John for Halloween. Love my family so much. Everything else is secondary. 

2018 was a year of finally launching a book I had been working on for a long time. It’s always risky putting yourself out there but I am glad I did it. More to come in 2019.