Is it time for a mid-year goal check-in?
If you are an entrepreneur or solopreneur like me, I’m sure you set goals at the beginning of the year. And, if you’re like me, you break each goal into smaller actionable steps. That makes them less overwhelming and easier to achieve in a shorter time.
I always suggest my coaching clients to set aside some time in June or July to analyze, measure and reflect on their personal and business goals. You should do the same.
First, let me ask you this: how do you organize your goals? Is it just a wish list of things that you want to tackle or achieve? Or, do you strategically organize your goals into categories? There are many ways you can categorize your goals. The easiest one is by creating three:
- Personal (family, friends, etc.)
- Business (everything related to your job)
- Physical (your health, which is extremely important in order to reach goals in the other two categories)
You can add more specific ones such as:
- Home (any projects that need your attention, remodeling plans, or just decluttering)
- Financial (everything related to money, ways to save more or getting out of debt, reviewing your investments, and so on)
- Spiritual (exploring your own beliefs, practicing your religion more actively)
How to review your goals
The easiest way to review your goals during this time of the year is by asking yourself some questions:
- Which goals have you achieved or completed?
- Which goals do you still need to address? Why? Is it lack of time, lack of resources, lack of support, lack of money in order to reach them?
And even more important:
- Is this particular goal still a priority for you or for your business? Is it still relevant? Why did you set those goals in the first place? Is the reason behind it still valid?
Maybe you want to lose some weight and so you followed a certain routine, you started to eat healthier, exercise regularly, sleep more to adjust your metabolism, and now after six months you reached that ideal weight and you’re ready for bikini season! Yay! Congratulations, you made it! Now what? Maybe your goal now becomes the desire to keep the weight under control, so you will need to change some habits in order to keep that goal.
These are questions that will allow you to understand if it’s time to abandon a specific goal or maybe make some little or big changes to it.
And when a goal simply failed, that’s OK. Learn from your mistakes and you will improve next time. It’s part of your journey as a person and as a business owner. It’s necessary to make mistakes in order to grow and reach higher goals.
For many people, the mid-year goal check-in is an uncomfortable and sometimes scary process because they don’t see the results they were hoping for. Therefore, they tend to ignore these checkpoints. However, if you don’t keep track of your progress and you don’t see where you are (and maybe, change or adjust the course) chances are, you won’t make any progress at all.
Also, this check-in will show you the areas where you need to work more and will give you a lot of motivation when you see areas where you’re getting closer to your goals. It’s like rewarding yourself for the good work you’ve done so far and you want to do better, you want to push yourself to achieve more in those areas that are not completely covered.
It’s all in the Body + Mind Connection
All of my coaching programs guide my clients on how to create goal maps for their personal and professional life because there’s a very tight connection between body and mind. Both must be in balance in order to increase productivity, energy, focus and, as a result, a successful individual. If you want to know more about my programs and goal maps you can go to THIS PAGE on my website.
One mobile app can help…
Since body and mind should always go together, I would like to share an app with you today. It’s called Morning Routine.
The goal of this app is to avoid distractions in a busy world and put the focus on YOU.
Mornings are the best moment to get stuff done, and the app helps you set timers for a list of habits you want to build. You can choose meditation, exercise, reading, journaling, etc. and tells you what you need to concentrate on. The routine can be 15 minutes long or more than an hour, whatever you have available in your morning schedule. Once you stick to this routine, you will see a lot of positive changes in the way you run your daily life. They also included routines by famous people such as Oprah or Tony Robbins so you can get some inspiration from what they do in order to become more productive and more successful.
~~~ TAKE ACTION ~~~ Take some time this week or the following one to review your yearly goals and see where you are. Adjust where needed, change the course where necessary. For every goal you achieved, celebrate yourself!
Do you need help with your personal and professional goals? Schedule a FREE Clarity Call by clicking ON THIS LINK and we’ll chat for 60 minutes. I’ll come up with a quick action plan that will help change your life.
Holistic Precision Life Coach, Brain Wellness Coach, and Life-Work Balance Strategist for busy professionals. I blend well-being principles with epigenetics, neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness techniques to implement effective behavior changes.