It’s time for my six-month check-up – not with my doctor, but for my business. We’re moving into the second half of the year and before we know it, it will be the holidays. Scary, right?! So this is the perfect time to look back at goals that we’ve set for the year, to review where we are, and to plan what we want to achieve before 2016 is over.
In January, I set my Word of the Year, like I have for the past five years. This year, I chose the word FOCUS. And I said my intentions would be that:
- I will forgo the good and Focus on the GREAT.
- I will say no to many things that seem urgent and Focus on what matters.
- I will travel less so I can Focus on my family more.
- I will Focus on what I REALLY want.
- I will Focus on change.
- I will Focus on what I can control.
- I will Focus on what excites me.
- I will Focus on being healthy.
- I will Focus on finding joy.
Already I can see where I have already succeeded, and where I still have some work to do. I have definitely been focusing on the GREAT this year, and I’ve said no to a lot of things that weren’t important for my goals. That’s given me time to really focus on my family and what I really really want to achieve this year.
And I have definitely focused on change – some planned changes, and some that I didn’t see coming. But that’s just a normal year in business, right? Change can be fabulous, and it can be scary. Some changes can rock your world, even if you wanted those changes to happen. But I’m excited about what I’m building this year and I know it will all pay off in the long run.
So what do I still need to work on? I need to keep my focus on joy and on being healthy. I struggle just like so many of you do on taking care of myself when I’m also taking care of my business and my family. Too often we feel guilty for taking care of ourselves – and it’s a cycle that so many of us need to break out of. I am already mapping out a plan to ensure that I have some “me” time to help me recharge my batteries, and to focus on my joy this year!
See how important it is to have this six-month check up? It allows us to re-focus on what we want and what we need to do. I’m going to sit down and rethink how I can move my focus off of goals I’ve achieved, and put that attention to the ones I still want to achieve. And health and joy will be a BIG part of that.
So what do YOU need to do to finish this year in a big way? What goals have you set that need more attention? And are there any goals that you set at the beginning of the year that now seem less important? Start making a new list for the last half of this year, and create a plan for achieving those goals. Together, I know we can do it!