I’m not a huge fan of making New Year’s resolutions, mostly because I’ve never been much good at keeping them. But there are still times when I do reflect back on the year and resolve to make some changes in my business.
In 2016 I also looked back on the past month in the “What I learned in…” series with a few observations and reflections that I feel are worth sharing with readers and might prove useful. The posts in this series are listed below along with others that fall under this category.
5. What I learned in January 2016 (Twitter; accounting; admin)
6. What I learned in February 2016 (LinkedIn; video: habits of effective people; revisions; being a translator mother)
7. What I learned in March 2016 (DNS; Jean-Pierre Mailhac’s course; video: 8 secrets of success)
9. What I learned in April 2016 (difficulties on the home front; direct clients; non-payments)
10. What I learned in May 2016 (late interest for non-payment; payment in advance; direct clients; cutting down on social media; video: self-esteem)
11. What I learned in June 2016 (freelance freedom; Blabbing Translators; video: science of persuasion; When is a translation not a translation?; EU referendum)
12. What I learned in July 2016 (on being a slave to your own rhythm; translations that sing)
13. What I learned in August 2016 (summer holiday; premium vs bulk considerations; Translate in Cambridge)
14. What I learned in September 2016 (Twitter for translation conferences and events; dubious marketing advice; tips to avoid distractions while translating)
15. What I learned in October 2016 (rates survey and increases; conference session and CPD quality; instagurus; motivational quotes; MIIS list of ten ways to prepare to be a student)
16. What I learned in November 2016 (bumpy ride of Brexit, Trump and the translation sector)
18. What I learned in December 2016 (time management; learning languages; what sets us apart from machines?)