I just finished a meeting with my business coach. It was a very productive meeting, but it was not one of the more comfortable meetings of my week.
Before I fill you in on the details, let me tell you about one of the most comfortable meetings of my week. It’s happening right now as I write this email to you. I am sitting outside under a big shade tree. Ahead of me is a canal full of boats passing by. People are walking with their pets and children along the path in front of me enjoying the beautiful weather.
I love days like this. Everything seems perfect and life is to be enjoyed. I feel especially blessed to be able to write to you from this special location.
A few years ago I couldn’t have done this. I was too busy with my business going frantically from one obligation to another. It seemed that I never had enough time to relax and focus. Then I made some quality decisions, put new things in place and my business transformed. Looking back, things always seem so easy.
Back to my uncomfortable meeting with my business coach. It was uncomfortable because we were talking about goals for the rest of the year. The uncomfortableness was all mine. I knew what I wanted and was willing to work toward – that was easy. Committing to the specific goals for the next 6 months is where things got uncomfortable.
We are halfway through 2017 and this is a perfect time to review our goals for the year to see where we are at and what adjustments need to be made. The successes to date have opened the door to new thinking and new goals. This is where it gets uncomfortable. If I know how to get there, it’s not much of a goal.
We worked our way through the process and I have a plan. – and some work to do. Not knowing all the pieces in advance makes the process an adventure. When I stop to think about where my business will be in 6 months, it’s exciting.
The first part of July is the perfect time to go through this process. I invite you to step back and take a good look at your business and where you want it to be in January 2018, a short 6 months away.
Three actionable things you can do today to get this process started:
Strategy #1 – Dream bigger. Take some time to figure out what you really want for the rest of the year. What would make your business life perfect as you start 2018?
Strategy #2 – Commit to your goals by putting them in writing. Remember that a large part of committing is also committing to what you are NOT going to do in the next 6 months. Make that list, too.
Strategy #3 – Start working on faith and never give up. It is amazing how many people give up way too soon. Goal achievement does not come overnight. Work toward your goals every day and unexpected doors will open to assist you. Take advantage of these unique opportunities and you will be amazed at your progress when you look back in December of 2017.
You may have moments of doubt, we all do. Just remember that you are not alone at those times. Recognize that you are in the company of people dedicated to making the rest of 2017 the most productive and altering 6 months of their business life.
Make it an awesome day!
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