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It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2015.

Time. Flies. Fast!

When I woke up Monday morning I was in shock that it was already June. I also felt a little anxious. I lay in bed thinking of everything I want to accomplish and experience this year. Will I have the time and energy to do it all? I worried. Do I still want to do it all? I wondered.

As you know, I’m a huge believer in setting goals. OK, yes, I get the argument that if you set a goal and don’t reach it you can feel even worse than if you never set it in the first place – so you may say to yourself, “I’d rather not even go there.” (Who wants to feel bad about themselves?!)

But if you truly want something in life, especially in a timely manner, the very best way to get it is to create a goal.

Keep that goal at the forefront of your mind and take action steps to bring it into fruition. Antoine de Saint Exupery, author of The Little Prince, put it best: “A goal without a plan is simply a wish.”

Many of us love the excitement of beginning a new school year, calendar year, and birthday year. The energy of something new, starting over, or another chance, fills us with enthusiasm and drive to better ourselves, lives, and businesses.

In this way, June is such a gift!

What a fantastic time, the midpoint of this year, to reflect on all we’ve achieved and experienced so far and to revisit, amend, or recreate our goals for the rest of 2015.

(Or, set some in the first place if you got sidetracked in January – tisk tisk!) 😉

Take some time today to check in with yourself and take inventory.

What have you accomplished so far this year?

What experiences have you had?

What’s challenged you?

Which people have played a role?

How have you grown?

Revisit your goals from earlier this year, or scratch them out completely and create new ones. Make sure each goal is S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Sensitive).

For example, instead of saying, “I want to lose weight and look great.” Make it S.M.A.R.T. and say, “I will lose 10 pounds by August 15th.” Or, “By August 25th, I’ll be back in my skinny jeans!”

Another example: “I will have (insert #) new clients by or before July 15th.” Or, “I will have (insert $ amount) in revenue by September 1st.”

What’s it going to take to reach your goals?

Write out the action steps needed for each goal. Schedule time in your calendar marked as priority.

Revisit your goals each week and believe you can reach them. (I know you can!)

If you’d like support or social accountability share your goals in the comments below.

Remember, you can do anything you set your mind to. Let’s make the next 6 months count!

Love and Smiles,

Emily Florence



P.S. If you’re interested in one-on-one coaching with me I have spots open for Success with Ease: 3 Months of One-on-One Coaching and Private 1-Day Intensives. Simply contact me and we’ll schedule a complimentary discovery call.


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