Now that we are at the half-way mark of the year, let me ask you a blunt question today, namely:
How well are you meeting or exceeding your goals set forth at the beginning of the year?
Is your business exactly where you projected it would be by mid-year? Or when you take an honest look at things, do you find that you’ve somehow veered off course and wandered painfully far from your desired destination?
If you resonate with the latter, try to put your inner perfectionist to rest and don’t get too upset over it. The road to success hardly ever runs in a straight line and these things happen frequently in business and life.
Take for example the first mission to the moon. Did you know that the spaceship was off course over 90% of the time en route? Yet despite all of these errors and problems along the way, we celebrate the fact that the spaceship landed precisely at the targeted destination, just at the right time. In fact, the need to course correct along the way to adjust for different variables was built into the flight plan.
The same can still hold true with your business. You can be woefully off course today and still make or exceed all of your expectations by year end.
The key is making swift and honest course corrections now so you can get back on track tomorrow.
Course corrections don’t necessarily mean you have to scrap all of your plans for the year! In fact, you may find that the answer was as simple as making a few price adjustments or simplifying a process that was way more complicated than it needed to be. You just have to be flexible to identify what’s throwing you off and make tweaks accordingly.
Here are 3 key questions you can use to guide you to make any powerful and needed course corrections to ensure you have a brilliant and successful year:
STEP INTO YOUR BRILLIANCE
Block off 1 hour this week to do a mid-year review. Pull out the 2011 business goals you set as well as any New Year’s resolutions you made. Commit to being honest with yourself, not judgmental. As you review your plans, use the 3 questions set forth above. Once you’ve identified what needs to be corrected in your business, map out your new 6-month plan and take action.
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