Well, July 2019 is behind us which means we have 5 months…that’s right, only 5 months left in this year to reach the goals we established in January.
Have you done a mid-year check in yet? Have you revisited those goals you set to see how close or how far you are from meeting them?
Every year I write down my goals and intentions for the year. Knowing in January that I was going to launch my business, I set business and personal goals.
When I sat down to do my mid-year check in, I rewrote all of my personal and business goals on a blank piece of paper. I checked off the goals I had already accomplished and did a little dance. Then I took some significant time looking at and assessing the goals I had yet to accomplish. If I am being honest, I had rocked my personal goals, but my business goals were lacking. I realized that the business goals were unrealistic, and I say this with compassion for myself knowing that I have NEVER started a business.
At this point of the check-in, we have a few choices:
Continue with the effort if it’s going to get you to your goal.
Ramp up the effort if that’s what you need for optimal success.
Re-write your goals to align with reality and to find success in a new way.
I chose option 3. I chose to rewrite my business goals in a 3-step process – 3 big steps that would get me to the finish line.
Let me give you an example of how to do this.
Goal – to help and work with 10 clients by 12/31/19.
1st step – narrow down and figure out my ideal client and find out where they are.
2nd step – Go to where they are and pitch Fit Together.
3rd step – Sign 10 clients onto the program.
Seems simple, right? Yes, I guess it looks simple but there’s a lot of micro-steps that go into those 3 large steps. I did this process for 4 business goals that I rewrote and am already on my way to accomplishing them.
So – what’s one of your goals for 2019? Is it to run a 5k? Okay, let’s break it down.
Goal – to run a 5k
1st step – buy running shoes and start walk/running 3-5 days / week.
2nd step – increase mileage/distance by approximately 1 mile per week.
3rd step – sign up for a 5K
We can set goals at any point in our lives – but the key to accomplishing these goals is a plan. Hope is not a plan. You need a step-by-step process to get you to where you want to go. Don’t give up on the intention you set for 2019 in January, there’s still 5 months left! 5 months to go after whoever you dreamed of being or whatever you dreamed of accomplishing. If you want help with a mid-year check in, let me know!