Halfway Through 2019: 5 Ways to Finish Strong
Can you believe that we're halfway through 2019? We certainly can't! We hope you've been rocking and rolling checking off your goals. But if you're a little behind, don't worry. I t's not too late to finish the year off strong! Here are five things you can do this week to kick it into high gear.
1. Review Your Goals
Before you tackle your goals, review what you wanted to originally accomplish. Although you may have written your goals already, a review helps you to see how you can get on track. Sometimes, you just need a reminder. Plus, it provides an opportunity to determine what you need to do to get to the finish line. If there are changes you need to make, it's ok to amend your list. Temporary setbacks do not mean failure. Pick up where you can and keep progressing towards your goal.
2. Make a Plan
A goal without a plan is just a dream. That's why it is essential to create strategies that are measurable so you can see your progress. Albert Einstein stated, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” See how you can approach your goals with a different strategy. If your goals are overwhelming, break it down into smaller milestones. As a result, you reduce your chances of being overwhelmed while still progressing towards your desired outcome. Remember, big wins are just a series of smaller steps.
3. Learn Something New
With many tools at our fingertips, there are a lot of ways we can achieve our aim quicker and more efficiently. Now we can work smarter instead of harder to get the result we want. Find new ways and hacks to achieve your personal and business goals. Take at least 10 minutes to learn a new skill. Our favorite way to learn is by using platforms such as YouTube, podcasts, or blogs. These resources can help you solve answers to your most pressing challenges.
4. Make A Connection
When you first hear the term “networking,” what comes to mind? You probably picture a room full of individuals with business cards in hand asking the age-old question “So, what do you do?” Yeah, we hate that question too! Well, instead of simply networking, we encourage you to make a "connection" with someone new.
Making a connection with someone goes beyond just networking because your purpose is to build a relationship, not conducting a "what can you do for me" transaction. We challenge you to reach out to someone you admire or have always wanted to contact. Don't ask for anything. Instead tell them how they have impacted or inspired you. You never know what may come from this encounter or it just may make their day.
5. Relax & Celebrate
As entrepreneurs and professionals, we can quickly become drained. Yet, we try to still keep going. However, self-care is just as important as being productive. This week, we encourage you to do something that has nothing to do with your business or job. It can be as simple as lighting candles to meditate or going out with friends. Allow yourself time to recuperate, which will enhance your productivity. Remember, a car cannot run on an empty tank. And, most of all don't forget to celebrate every accomplishment.