Your Critical Mid Year Adjustment

Published: June 17, 2014
By: Faye Hollands

As everyone goes ‘end of financial year’ crazy here in Australia, it’s also a great time to assess and readjust your career and business plans.  Taking some time out to look at your progress so far, and connect with what you want the rest of the year to look like, is crucial if you want to stay on-target and achieving success.  But how do you do that and what should you consider?  Here are some smart questions to ask yourself to make sure you’re on track for the next 6 months…

Calculators At The Ready…

This post has nothing to do with financials – it’s all about making smart career calculations at a poignant time in the year, and asking yourself the questions you might have avoided over the last 6 months.  So pens at the ready – make sure you write your answers down: –

Reflect

  • When you consider your progress and results so far this year, are you on track?  Where are the gaps?
  • What hasn’t gone to plan and what would you do differently next time?
  • What were your most challenging moments so far this year?  Is there anything you could have done differently to make that experience easier to deal with?
  • What went well and why?  How can you replicate your actions and/or mindset to continue your success?
  • What environmental factors do you need to change for better results? Consider your network, technology, desk space, equipment etc

Action

  • What SPECIFICALLY do you want to achieve in your career and/or business by the end of the year?  Make your goals timely, measurable and very clear.
  • What actions do you need to take to get there?  Draw up a step-by-step plan with realistic dates and small, specific actions to follow.
  • What skills do you need to enable you to achieve your goals in the easiest way possible?
  • What roadblocks do you envisage coming up against?  What can you do to avoid them, or prepare to tackle them head-on?
  • What does the end result of achieving your goal look like?  Why do you want it?  And how are you going to celebrate when you achieve it?

These are just a few of the questions I challenge my clients to answer when we’re drawing up their career and/or business plans.   With a road map that you’re inspired to achieve, and a clear, timely action plan that you’re committed to following, you really can make the next 6 months outstanding and finish your year on a high.  If you’d like some advice on how to do that, and the support to make sure you stay accountable and follow-through, email me today – fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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Written by Faye Hollands – Director at Outshine Consulting

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success.

To receive your FREE MP3 download of Faye’s popular teleseminar ‘How To Create A Career You Love‘ and weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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