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7 Essential Checks for Boosting Your Success in the Next 6 Months

By June 25, 2024Podcasts

We’re hitting the middle of the year and it’s the perfect time to check in on your business. Today I’m going to share 7 essential checks that will help you elevate your game and achieve success over the next six months.

  1. Your Operating Rhythm:
    How are you operating day to day? Do you have a clear, structured way of working that aligns with your priorities and goals? Or have you fallen into the “busy trap,” getting distracted and running around in circles?
  2. Your Wellness Strategy:
    Following on from question one, consider how well you’re looking after yourself. Are you managing the metaphorical juggle of professional and personal responsibilities, or is it managing you? Consider factors like your morning routine, sleep quality, nutrition, exercise, and hydration.
  3. Your Goals
    Are you focusing on the activities that will get you the results you need, or are you stuck in the details? Are your efforts translating into tangible results? Review your KPIs, P&L statements, and goals to see if you’re hitting your targets. If you aren’t you may need to adjust your approach or try something entirely new.
  4. Self-Limiting Behaviors
    Where are you holding yourself back? Are you stuck focusing on the negatives? Are you experiencing imposter syndrome? Are you inventing excuses to avoid necessary actions like networking or updating your CV? Reflect on your self-limiting behaviors and how you can overcome them.
  5. Your Positioning
    How are you showing up as a leader? Remember, leadership isn’t defined by a title—it’s about how you present yourself and interact with others. Are you empowering others? Are you leading by example? Are you building connections in your organisation? What about outside of it? It’s important to build a network of people you trust and can collaborate with that extends outside your workplace.
  6. Focusing on What You Can Control
    Are you focusing on the factors you can control? It’s easy to get caught up in worry, focused on things that are outside of our control. This consumes time and energy that would be better used directly addressing challenges.
  7. A Relationship Check
    Are your relationships where they need to be? It’s so important to spend quality time with your loved ones, and if you aren’t, why not? Are you being consumed by work? Also, consider the health of your professional relationships. Make sure you’re investing time in your top performers and building trust within your team.

The Stop, Start, Change, Continue Exercise
Now that you’ve rated yourself in these seven areas, it’s time to take action. I recommend an exercise called Stop, Start, Change, Continue.

Draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper vertically, and another line horizontally.

Label the four quadrants (Stop, Start, Change, Continue) and fill them out. I recommend only picking three items for each category to avoid overwhelm.

Stop: List habits or actions that are not serving you.

Start: Identify new habits or actions that will help you achieve better results.

Change: Note things you’re doing well but could be tweaked for better outcomes.

Continue: Recognise practices that are working well and should be maintained.

Taking the time to reflect and recalibrate can lead to immense growth and success. So, I hope this episode has provided you with actionable steps to drive your success in the next six months. If you enjoyed it, please share it with others and let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like me to cover in the future.


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