Well it’s the end of the year and time to start reflecting on 2021.
So we can let that year go and gear up for 2022.
This time of year we like to do three things.
- Reflecting on the year just gone.
- Looking forward to the new year ahead.
- Thank our followers, students and community for all your support over the year.
Reflecting on 2021
Well we have had an amazing year, the highlight being our trip to Princess Charlotte Bay.
While the episodes are still in edit (few technical glitches with some of the footage has delayed release), they are beginning to drop and you can check them out on our YouTube channel. (make sure you subscribe).
Of course COVID has impacted so many of our community down south, we are about to feel it’s affects now with a mask mandate and the vaccination certificate.
But for those cooped up, our courses have provided much needed respite and we have welcomed in thousands of new students.
One of the biggest changes for us, while reflecting on 2021, is the sale of our house in Cardwell.
We made all our courses here and it is very dear to our heart.
But we will be back in Cardwell regularly as we can’t go too far from our beautiful island Hinchinbrook.
And let’s not forget 2021 is the year we released our new lures to the world. Our first attempt (Scaleblazer) sold out in one hour so we have been frantically learning all about ecommerce and how we can better serve you with great products that catch fish.
Be sure and go back through some of our past blogs as we test the prototypes.
The good, the bad and the ugly/expensive.
Looking forward to the new year ahead
After reflecting on 2021, we look to the year ahead and set some goals.
Although life never goes as planned, we like to set an intention that we have good health and live life to the fullest.
We have a new website on the way that will be much faster (that has been a labour of love).
And it will also have a testimonials directory to easy find and search for all the great success stories we have from students.
After reflecting on 2021, we realised that it is difficult to get away from the business.
So we have taken steps to hire staff to help with that. This has been a two year process and we are nearly there.
You don’t just find perfect staff to run and operate your business baby in 5 minutes.
There have been successes and failures, but we are now set up to travel fairly regularly knowing our business is in the best hands.
We have amazing staff to help us!
Huge thanks to our wonderful staff – Galia (Online Operations manager in Israel), Emma (Personal assistant to Karen in Cardwell), Kara (Social media manager on the Sunny Coast), Jeffrey (Tech whizz and tech support in the Philippines), Polly (Bookkeeping in Mackay), Stephen (Videographer and editing here in Cairns), Colin (Product distribution in Kuranda) and special thanks to our business mentor Ramona in Townsville. Not to mention the wonderful contractors that also assist in getting our products out to the world.
It still amazes us that we have such a diverse and amazing team that support us and you!
Allowing us to do some more trips and take you to some more amazing locations – and create hopefully two more courses next year.
In the pipeline are Locating Livies and Hidden Hotspots.
And some new merchandise under the brand RMFGO – coz that’s what we want to do and encourage you to do the same. Life is too short, sometimes we just need to Seaze the Day (pardon the pun) and just Go!
Our lures are flying out the door so Visit the RMF shop to purchase lures > here.
Merry Xmas and Thank you for your support
The big takeaway when reflecting on 2021, is that without your support opening our emails, buying our products, watching our videos and enjoying our courses, we would not have the lifestyle we do today. While we have worked very hard to set up a business and life we love, we could not do it without your support.
And for that we thankyou from the bottom of our heart.
Even if you never buy anything from us, we just appreciate the time you take to follow along, open our emails and enjoy our videos.
To our students, you brighten our day with your enthusiasm and dedication to success and become better anglers.
We salute you all and wish you a Happy and Safe Xmas and wonderful New Year.
We are heading north in Mood Swings Xmas eve, returning early January.
Jeffrey will be doing skeleton support for course students and lure purchases over Xmas.
But please be patient as he is the one man band over the holiday period.
The next blog from us (next installment in our Princess Charlotte Bay trip) will drop on the 6th January. So keep an eye out for that one.
Thanks again and see you in the New year!