135: Halftime Using A Mid-Year Reset To Improve Results



To begin, Happy 4th of July and we would like to thank all those who have served and are serving in the US armed forces. We celebrate you today.

We ve officially reached the halfway point of 2019, and, for many of us, it s the perfect time to review the goals we set at the beginning of the year. Maybe you haven t made as much progress as you would ve liked this far into the year. Perhaps you ve completed your goals, and you re wondering what s next. No matter what side you land on, don t worry there s no time like right now to recommit or make adjustments to your plans.

With all that in mind, we thought it would be a great time to return to the Executive Minds vault and pull out an episode from one year ago that addresses this exact question: how do we finish the strong in 2019?

Teaser Warning: It all has to do with the three Rs.

In this episode, we hear from three of Executive Minds s mentors: David Farmer, Shane Benson, and Jeff Henderson, who will discuss the best ways to take stock of your year so far and set a clear path for yourself for the remainder of the year.

Welcome to episode 135 of the Executive Minds Podcast.

Links + Resources:

Executive Minds Podcast Episode 085 Mid-Year Reset: Using Rest, Reflection, Rituals & Recommitment to Improve Results

Executive Minds Podcast Episode 070 with Karen Houghton of Atlanta Tech Village

Rocket Fuel [Goal Setting Guide]

Success Is Not An Accident by Tommy Newberry

Elevator Pitch [Executive Minds’s Online Course on Pitching & Presenting]

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Three Takeaways:

1. Take time to rest and reflect on your wins.

Negative feedback usually outweighs the positive feedback you receive no matter how much someone loves you or your idea. When you take time to rest, it helps you reprioritize the goals you set for yourself and focus on celebrating the positive outcomes. Take a half day or full day to reflect on the year so far. Ask yourself,
What went well?
What needs improvement?
Where do I go from here?

2. Establish morning and nighttime success rituals.

Rituals give structure to the areas of your life you d like to see improvement. When you stick to a morning ritual, it will set you up for success for the entire day. Doing a nighttime ritual takes the friction out of the next day and sets you up for even greater success. Planning your day (and upcoming week and months, for that matter) ensures you make time for the things that truly matter to you, including not only your goals but for your family and self-care, too.

3. Start from where you are right now.

There s nothing magical about January 1. Review the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. Do those goals still matter to you? Is this still the right plan? If so, start (or restart) now. Jeff Henderson shared a great idea that could help you recommit to your goals: Jeff takes the first of every month and spends 10 days trying something new, whether it s doing yoga for 10 days or eating a meat-free diet for 10 days. You can take this same concept and apply it to your idea maybe it ll motivate you to try a new and fresh approach.

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