July Goals

You did it! You made it to the halfway point. How did you do on your six-month goals? Your quarter goals? And what are your July goals?

If it seems like the year goes by very fast, well, you’re right. That’s why setting goals and planning time to get them done is so important.

For those behind on your goals, don’t fret. You’ll get there. For those who have reached them … woo hoo. Congrats and keep up the good work. Now let’s make the rest of the year as awesome and productive as possible.

It is summer, so be sure to schedule some summer fun too!

What are your goals for July? What are your goals for the quarter? What are your goals for the end of the year? Please share in the comments.

June 2014 Goals

June goalsTime to post June goals.

We’re nearly at the annual halfway point. That means it’s time to take an inventory. Look at your quarterly and annual goals, and see where you are at on the way to where you want to be. Now figure out what you need to get done this month to stay on track.

Things happen. If you’re progressing the way you’d like, that’s awesome. If you’re not, don’t get frustrated. Just come up with a plan. Decide what you need to do this month to have a win, to feel good about your progress. That way you’ll go into the second half of the year from a position of strength.

So, what have you accomplished so far this year? What are your goals for June? Feel free to share in the comments.


May 2014 Goals

Purple flowersIf April showers bring May flowers, here’s the question: How have the seeds you planted this earlier this year on your projects been growing? Is your project starting to sprout? Is it blooming? And what sort of time and attention do you need to give to your project in order to make it grow.

Like with anything, the more time you spent on something, the faster it is likely to grow. However, if time is limited, just spend a little time each day, every week, and you will start to see the results…

Here’s hoping you all have a bountiful harvest!

What will you do in May to get your projects to bloom? Post your May goals in the comments.

April Goals

FoolsNo Foolin’. It’s April already.  How did you do on your March goals? How are things shaping up for April?

It’s not only the beginning of the month, it’s beginning of the second quarter of the year. Take some time to reassess what you have accomplished this year and Q1, before you figure out your goals for Q2.

What was your greatest accomplishment so far this year? What did you plan to do? What still need to get done?

Carry over your most important goals to April-May-June. If there’s something that didn’t get done and can wait, that’s fine. Just put it on the backburner.

For April, if you find yourself struggling to catch up, just set attainable goals. Lay off the reach goals for the month. Once you start accomplishing, you’ll be amazed at what you can get done with a little momentum. And that’s no joke!

What are your goals for April? For Q2?

March Goals

academyawardsYes, it’s March already. And if you are wondering, “when did that happen?,” you are not the only one. The year is flying by already. Although you may be feeling the urge to chuck all of your goals and start over in 2015, don’t! Just stay the course. You may not be exactly where you want to be so far this year, but there’s plenty of time.

The Academy Awards were last night. And whether or not you’re a fan of the Oscars, there’s really something special about watching people accept an award and reflecting on all the challenges they faced along the way. They achieved a dream that they perhaps never thought probably, but always thought possible. That’s why they kept going.

So, think about it: What’s you’re dream? And what can you do in the month or March to start or keep you on that path?

Please post your dreams or goals … or both in the comments.

February 2014 Goals

Winter GoalsAhh. February. It’s been a cold, snowy, and perhaps not-so-productive winter. This is the month when most people kick themselves for already messing up their New Year’s Resolutions aka annual goals. Don’t do that! It’s one month. You have another 11 months to complete your annual goals.

If you are already going in the right direction, keep up the good work. If you are falling behind on your annual goals, don’t worry. Just re-group, re-establish your goals, and start moving forward.

What are your February Goals? What will you do this month to kickstart your productivity/make progress on your annual goals?

January 2014 Goals

FireworksHappy New Year, everyone! The best thing about a brand new year is the fresh start that comes with it. This week, take a few minutes – if you haven’t already done so – and think about your goals for the year.

These should be big-picture goals that you will focus on throughout the year. Do you want to write a book this year? Start a blog? Start a business? Create an app? Grow your business?

Make sure you come up with a few personal goals as well: network regularly (once or twice a month), lose a certain amount of weight (exercise more, eat healthier foods), move, get a new roommate, really anything that will improve your personal life which will in turn help you move forward in your professional life.

Whatever you decide, write down your goals and look at them on a regular basis. Reviewing your goals consistently will help you to stay focused and keep your eye on the prize!

What are your goals for 2014? What are your goals for January? Feel free to share them in the comments. Best of luck for a successful 2014!

December 2013 Goals

Snowflakes in LAThe year is winding down. You knew this was going to happen, but, still, it snuck up on you, didn’t it? Are you in the home stretch for completing your 2013 goals? Or do you still have a ways to go?

In December you have two choices in regards to your goals: Hunker down and get them finished no matter what. Remember, it’s holiday time, which means there are more distractions in December than any other month, so keep that in mind too.  Or, you can use December as a planning month and hit the ground running in January.

You are the one who is in charge of juggling all the aspects of your life, so whichever way works for you is fine.  Enjoy December, accomplish what you can, and get ready for 2014. It will be here before you know it!

What are your goals for December?

November 2013 Goals

autumn leavesThe countdown begins. Only two months left til the end of the year. You can panic, scrap all of your unaccomplished goals for 2013, and take the rest of the year off. Or – and this is my recommendation – take a breath and see what you can still accomplish this year. December will have it’s own challenges and end of the year deadlines. So, just focus on November. Name one, two, or three things you can realistically get done this month. Do you want to launch that long-overdue blog, make a business plan, or even just clean out your office? Do you want to make good on your goal to network more and attend a few events this month? Perhaps it’s time to start the workout regimen you promised you would do last January. Just pick something, do it, and then pick something else. It’s that simple.

What is your goal – or are your goals – for November?

October 2013 Goals

OctoberIt’s October! That means you have three months left to complete your 2013 goals by the end of the year. Did you write your goals down in January? Did they change as the months passed? Did you complete your original goals and set new ones?

Regardless of your progress, take Q4 as an opportunity to start with a clean slate. What do you want to accomplish before next year rolls around? In order to achieve that goal, what do you need to complete in October and November? Make a new list of goals that will carry you through the end of the year. Look at it regularly and see how much you can achieve.

What are your goals for October? For the rest of the year?