Happy New Second Half of the Year!

Happy New Second Half of 2012Ok, so I do realize it’s July 5th, brutally hot (at least where I live), and the thoughts of Christmas are not on most people’s minds right now.  But traditionally for my business, the day after July the 4th is the official beginning for the second half of the year.  I think of it as a New Year’s of sorts – – if only for the second half.

There are certain portions of my business that are very seasonal but it’s really not about that. You may or may not experience seasonality in your business or job.  It’s just that half of the year is now gone, for all of us.  You know that the second half will go as fast as the first.  If you’ve set goals for yourself for 2012, this weekend, in particular, is good time to stop, take a break and retool and plan.

So have you accomplished all you wanted to in the first half and if not, why?
 I didn’t but we had a major loss this year.  One of my husband’s dearest, life-long  friends passed.  Losing David was like losing a brother.  I know this set me back mentally in some goals and also made me rethinks some things, and rearrange my life a bit.  You simply can’t experience a profound loss without it having some kind of an impact on your life.

Have you added other goals to your life in the last 6 months?
I know I have.  I’ve had a few opportunities come my way that I never could have imagined on January 1st of this year.  I had to make room for those opportunities by saying “no” to other things and that has caused a shift in this year’s goals.

What personal FUN goals have you set?
Life isn’t all about striving to get somewhere.  I think we need to spend time in the present simply enjoying.  So I think setting goals for happiness and fun are the most important goals we can set.  If there is one thing that I learned from my father (and his passing 20 years ago) and our friend David’s passing this year,  is that fun is important.  There’s simply no point in working and working and working for “someday” when we should be enjoying “each day.”  We all get so busy, but let’s promise one another that we’ll schedule fun if we have to.  I mean, what’s the point of it all anyway?  We might as well enjoy the journey.

So Happy New Second Half of the Year to You!  What are you working on?  How have you changed your goals? What’s coming up for you in the second half of 2012?


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