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Half-time assessment – the secret to having a fantastic year!

July 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The ref has blown the whistle – it’s half time! Time for a break, be it winter (cold and blustery, here and now) or summer (my friends in the northern hemisphere) before we go back for the second half of the game/year. Time to huddle and work out the game plan for second-half.
Half time - what are you going to do?
In the last edition of More Space – my e-newsletter that I send out periodically – I talked about being at the half-way mark of the year. June 30th marks the end of the financial year (in Australia, anyway) and I find it a great time, mid-winter, to reflect on our achievements for the half-year, and to ponder and dream and plan the rest of 2007. [And no, despite my background and my husband, I am NOT going to mention budgets!]

Here’s an extract from that newsletter:

A Clearing Space Moment

Can you set aside some time in the next week or so to reflect on the first half of 2007? Can you, without judgement, see what you have accomplished?

What about listing all the things you are grateful for, right now? You know those learning experiences we all had over the last six months (otherwise called challenges…)? Can you list what they helped you learn, realise or decide? They really did have a silver lining in there somewhere, didn’t they? (I love silver linings!!!)

Now, why not go back to that exercise we did back in January – and see yourself on New Year’s Eve 2007. Where are you? How are you? What are you proudest of over the past year?

What do you need to do today, tomorrow and for the next six months to make that a reality?

Will you be popping the cork on the Bollinger on New Year’s Eve this year?

Phil Gerbyshak, at Make It Great! had a similar idea… in 20 Questions: Monday Morning Greatness Phil lists 20 questions he’s going to ask himself for his mid-year review, based upon three areas that are very important to him – People, Learning and Time Management plus some general questions. I really like how he decided the categories first – the things that are most important to him at this particular time – then worked out what questions to ask himself in each of those three categories. Phil’s enthusiasm is infectious, and with a list of questions like this, we just know he’s going to have a terrrrrific year!

Here are his “general” questions which jumped out of the page at me as I read them:

1. What did I do that I am the most proud of?
2. What do I need to do more of?
3. What do I need to do less of?
4. What do I need to STOP DOING?
5. What’s the next baby step towards where I want to be?

I thoroughly recommend you pop on over and read his entire list of 20 questions – then set yourself the task of answering your own questions about your life if you’re yet to do that half-time review.

2007 really can be the best year you’ve ever had – you’re going to come home a winner during second-half!

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Tags: Reinvention · Resourcing for Women Who Do Too Much · Wonder Woman · Worthwhile Work

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Pete Aldin // Jul 9, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks, Karen. Time to grab a coffee and ponder these questions. Well done.

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