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177 Days Left To Hit Business Goals

July 7, 2011

 It’s hard to believe 188 days ago, we were celebrating the first day of the year. When we looked out the windows the ground was covered in   white, a heavy coat and warm boots sat near the door, the furnace was turned on high, and a hot cup of coffee helped us get through the morning.  Half a year later, the view out the window is green, a light weight top and sandals adorn our bodies, a fan keeps us cool and an iced cappuccino aids us each dawn.

188 days have also passed since we set New Year’s resolutions for ourselves and a new annual plan for our company. Maybe it’s the happiness of the holidays, the freshness of a new beginning, or the clean slate of a new year, that makes us optimistic about our 365 day future. You know the feeling, the invincible feeling, and limitless possibilities that abound in our minds on January 1st.  We feel we can accomplish anything. We commit to working harder. We challenge ourselves to make more money. We vow to take our companies one step higher.

Half way through the year, it’s wise to stop and analyze where we’ve been and what we’ve done.  First of all, do we have the same energy, vision and enthusiasm as we had on January 1st?  Are we still optimistic we can accomplish our annual goals? How have our projections panned out to date? Depending on the answer, we need to keep doing what we’ve been doing right or change what hasn’t been working.

Today’s blog entry is to encourage you to set a date on your calendar this month to analyze your 2011 business year to date. Pull out your business plan or corporate goals and see what you’ve accomplished. Make notes on the goals you haven’t accomplished yet. Look at your sales figures and your expenses. Set new projections, make adjustments, and establish new priorities. Set a new direction or keep going in the one that is bringing you success.

You have 177 days left this year to accomplish your corporate goals.  If you’re not busy now because the business community is celebrating the warmth and happiness of the summer season, grab lemonade, a pad of paper and sketch our new resolutions for the second half of the year. There is plenty of time to make your New Year’s resolutions a reality and to lift your revenue goals and business accomplishments as high in the sky as the 4th of July fireworks.  If you do, you’ll be celebrating on December 31st knowing you had the most successful business year on record.   

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