7 Questions that Will Help You Win the Second Half of the Year
Updated: Jul 8
The first half of this year seems to have flown by.
When you think about what you have accomplished, and what you had hoped to accomplish by June 30, how satisfied are you with your results?
One of the disciplines I created a system around while working in corporate and in my professional sales job was the mindfulness I had when it came to daily, weekly and monthly performance results. It helps to have systems in place to remind you of these facts.
One of the hurdles I’ve had since becoming a full time business owner has been not making the sacrifice to hire my first part time virtual administrative assistant. Someone who has the expertise of supporting an online training company.
Although I knew this would create bottlenecks in my ability to be laser-focused on the marketing and sales end of my business, I continued to try to do it all.
This decision was partially due to the reality that I wanted to make sure that I was generating a regular amount of income each month before I hired anyone. At the time, this decision seemed practical.
What I’ve realized from this limited way of thinking is that my delay has cost me time and opportunities that I can’t get back. Time is not a renewable source of energy.
When I reviewed my daily calendar for the past six months , I discovered how much time I've spent completing administrative tasks that a VA could have done on a part time basis. Although these tasks are important, it is not necessary that I complete them.
After completing the assessment questions that I’m sharing in this article, I have concluded that if I want to scale my business value in the marketplace and meet revenue and profit goals during the second half of this year, I can no longer afford not to hire a part time VA. I know from my corporate career that when I focus my time, attention and energy on what I do best and delegate the rest, I am more successful.
I’m still going to have to do some grunt work. It’s part of managing a business whether you are an employee or the owner. What matters most to me is that I am able to spend at least fifty percent of my work day completing tasks aligned with my strengths and unique gifts of greatness to achieve the desired business growth I want to accomplish in the next six months.
Whether you are an employee, self-employed or a business owner with employees, making time to answer the following questions will help you to gain clarity about what is working and what’s not working towards the goals you have for your life, career or business.
This is a great time to celebrate your wins and reassess the goals you have set for yourself to determine if you need to keep, change or delete them based on what you know is going on in your life right now.
Hopefully, this assessment helps you identify a few actions you can take on a consistent basis to improve your monthly, quarterly and year-end results moving forward.
Second Half of the Year Assessment
Set aside time when you won’t be disturbed to complete this assessment.
Pull out your journal, a notebook or a few blank sheets of paper to record your answers to the following seven questions.
Q1: What are your top 3 accomplishments during the first half of the year?
Q2: What specific actions, strategies and lucky opportunities you created that helped you to achieve each of these accomplishments? (Be as detail as possible.)
Q3: What insights and lessons have you learned about yourself by accomplishing these goals?
Q4: What are 1-3 goals you wanted to accomplish in the first half of the year, but you didn’t?
Q5: What specific actions, attitudes, and habits prevented you from achieving this goal(s)?
Q6: What insights and lessons have you learned about yourself as a result of not accomplishing this goal(s)?
Q7: Now that you have taken time to reflect and review your performance during the 1st half of the year, how will you respond differently to the goals you intend to accomplish in the next six months?
The purpose of this assessment is for you to be mindful of what’s working and what’s not working when it comes to achieving your personal and professional goals.
When you maintain this awareness, you will be able to identify how you can better manage you daily calendar to improve your weekly and monthly productivity to achieve the goal achievement results you desire.
Three tips to improve your goal achievement results
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