I was just thinking, the year is nearly halfway over, can you believe it? And for many of us working on 60 to 90-day sales cycles, it’s really already LABOR DAY! #Crazy thought, yes!?
What I know, is back in January, you set some goals and since then added a few and maybe dropped a few. Yet, if you want to make sure you achieve those goals you’ve set and are committed to, a mid-year check-in is a must do activity.
Follow me… for a moment:
- It’s good to evaluate your progress
- What have you slacked off on?
- What goals did you set that you’re really focusing on?
- What goals did you set that you haven’t made enough progress on yet?
- It’s good to weed out and re-adjust the unnecessary.
- It’s easy to set too many work-related goals at the beginning of the year
- Market conditions or the competitive landscape changed
- A mid-year check-in is the perfect time to weed out the unnecessary so you can really focus on what needs to be achieved in that last 5 to 6 months.
- It’s ok to give yourself permission to course correct
- Conducting a mid-year check-in typically reinvigorates your motivation and inspires to take action in getting back on track.
- Course correct and achieve more this year.
- Most of all take action now
Here are a few tips to help your goals check-in be as effective as possible.
- Look at the bigger, longer-term picture AND the small details
- 2, 5 and 10 years from now? (Big)
- What are the daily actions that must occur? (Small)
- Make a powerful list and engage an accountability partner
- Stop doing
- Start doing
- Do more of
- Do less of
- Work backward from the achievement.
- Visualize the end result
- Reverse engineer your timetable
- Chunk it down into bite-size deliverables
I’m reminded this time of year it really does not matter how you started the year it only matters how you’ll finish it. Calvin Coolidge, said it best, “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
This week at JPAR we’ll be having a private live session on the 7 steps to crush the last half of the year with 3 very specific strategies proven to drive results. This, along with – our detailed 26 point business review – and our 3 part series on lead generating like a boss will clearly differentiate the committed from the interested. If you’re interested, you can reach us at [email protected]