Thanks for an Amazing 2015!

I’m tired, friends. In fact, I’m borderline exhausted. And I’m pretty thankful for that, because I can chalk up this lack of brain function to a whirlwind of a year.

A whirlwind of a year that I have you all to thank for.

So much has changed since one year ago, and I would never have guessed how it has played out. In 2015, I worked with more than 25 race tracks and close to 30 drivers and teams, conquered my fear of public speaking did 3 speaking engagements, wrote 59 blog posts, welcomed nearly 200 sponsorship seekers into our free DirtyMouth Sponsorship Success Community, reached more than 300 racing promoters, helped produce a very successful 2nd annual Dirt Classic, created the first in a series of workshops to help racers achieve their dreams, supported our own race team and marketing partners in finding success on and off the the track and watched Carl Bowser’s first television commercial hit the air waves, and so much more.

Whew. I still didn’t even realize how much has happened, along with things I can’t even talk about yet, until I started writing that!

I bet you’d experience the same if you took a few moments to reflect on your year – surprise and gratefulness. In fact, I wrote a post last year about what you need to do before you move into the new year, with your new motivation and your new goals: count the successes you’ve had this year. It’s still relevant. Read it.

It’s so easy to move on without taking stock of how far you’ve come and how much you’ve learned. I know – I work with y’all. Our memories are short.

But I want to tell you, with all my heartfelt thanks, that I couldn’t have done any of this without you. In 2015, information that I’ve built thanks to your feedback has reached over 10,000 different people on this website alone. If that doesn’t blow your mind, well then you’re not me.

Because – poof! That’s my mind on analytics.

And here’s where it matters: I’d like to believe – I have to believe – that because of you all, we’ve been able to help many of those 10,000 people to achieve their dreams in racing. That’s what this sport is built on – dreams. And that’s what this business is built on.

And you’re making mine come true, just by being here.

So, for that, I thank you. And I’m wishing you a Merry Christmas if you’re celebrating, and a Happy New Year!


About the author

Kristin Swartzlander Kristin Swartzlander is passionate about applying business sense to racing 'nonsense' in hopes of growing the sport of dirt track racing. She is a business strategist who works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them learn how to use public relations, marketing and social media to achieve their goals. Learn more about social media, marketing and racing sponsorship on the DirtyMouth blog.