Here we are midway through 2010 and it definitely feels like summer here in Georgia! I’m very thankful to be a Virtual Assistant, where I can sit inside with the air conditioner during the heat of the day!! Heck, even early morning and evening have been hot and steamy this week!
But enough about the weather… As I said, we are midway through 2010 and now is a great time to stop and evaluate where you are in your business. You know, evaluate whether you’re on target with increasing sales by 10% or sending out a weekly newsletter or posting on your blog at least a couple of times a week — whatever your first of the year goals were. Have you checked yourself yet?
If not, now is the time to do it. Pull out your list of “Things I Want to Accomplish in 2010” — you did make one, right? Review it. Evaluate it. Measure your progress.
As you look through it, pat yourself on the back and be proud if you’re meeting (or even exceeding) your goals. Don’t be afraid to let your guard down and let out a yippee!!
If your goals are not being met, don’t be discouraged. You still have another half a year left! What are the steps you need to be doing to reach your specific goal? Are you implementing those steps? Did they not turn out the way you thought they would? Now is the time to make changes and adjustments to those steps to continue working your way toward your goals.
If you’re a solopreneur and you’re feeling like you’re in a rut, talk to someone. A trusted friend, someone on your team, or a coach are great resources for looking at your steps and goals with a fresh set of eyes.
And if you haven’t been able to reach goals because there’s just not enough of you, it could also be time to delegate. Consider hiring a Virtual Assistant to take care of some of the tasks you’ve been burdening yourself with.
Whatever your business and wherever you are in your overall progress for 2010, I hope you will stop now, breathe deep and “refresh” yourself!!