As the second quarter of 2018 quickly approaches, you, like many of others, may realize that many of the goals you set at the beginning of the year have already failed!
Yeah you wanted to lose that 5 pounds, grow your social media following or even start that business! As you reflect on you Q1 goals, you quickly realize that you have not completed any of them!
While we know that everyone falls below the mark at sometimes or another, it is easy to allow failures to define our plans moving forward. Allowing discouragement to defeat us, it is easy to find begin questioning if this dream you are chasing down, is nothing short of a false reality.
While it is easy to allow the discouragement bug win, I am here to remind you that you that your setbacks do not have to define you. Do not let your setbacks now to ruin your future later.
How you started the year doesn't have to define how you continue the year. I have created a guide to help you reflect on your Q1 and being planning your Q2!
So lets get to planning so that together we can knock out this Q2! **PDF download available at the end of post!
In order to best prepare for your second quarter you must start by reviewing your first. Page 1 of this guide will walk you through how to review and examine your Q1!
Start by reviewing and writing out the goals you set for Q1. When reviewing your goals consider:
When considering your wins and losses be sure to evaluate:
Also be sure to list any big projects/goals that you had in quarter one separately. Did you reach your goals? Why or why not?
When you understand the WHY behind things, it helps you to evaluate ways to improve in the future.
Finally, examine your Q1 feelings. Consider the time you spent, as well as the attention and energy you gave towards reaching your goals. How did this make you feel?
On the second page, you want to set a plan for Q2! Start by listing your goals. Consider what you want to accomplish in Q2, i encouraged you to use what you didn't reach in Q1 to help you build that plan.
If there are any Q1 goals that you did not reach or did not meet completely, consider building off of those goals. Only consider this if those goals are as asset to your overall business/life goals.
Instead of trying to reach more goals in a short period of time, you want to focus on reaching less goals but reaching them well! Remember that reaching your goals is not about how fast you can reach them, but it is about how effectively you can reach them!
List 1-3 BIG goals or projects that you want to reach by the end of Q2. Consider your bigger goals, I am talking about things that actually scare you and/or push your forward. Working towards those goals each and every day is key.
And finally, consider your feelings when you set your goals. Allow your feelings to push you forward and not move you backwards!
Here on the last two pages, is planning out your Q2. In order for you to start scheduling the time that you are working on your goals and/or business, you must start by examining the time you have available.
Here you want to evaluate your schedule over the next three months. Be sure to list any prior arrangements such as scheduled appointments, leisure time and/or travel.
You can also use this space to get an idea of your free time during your weeks, and begin setting mini deadlines! So if you know you work a 9-5, Monday-Friday, make sure to list an estimate of the time that you have available on evenings and weekends!
Understanding the time you have available is key to planning out the completion of your goals.
I hope this guide can help you as much as it has helped me. Remember that you can download this for free below.
Let me know how this guide works for you! I look forward to hearing from you.
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