It is August and we are in the middle of the dog days of summer.

What does that mean? Well for me it has been hard to focus on the things I need to get done. I want to hike, visit with friends and work on house and garden projects.

Getting motivated to work is the hardest part. I am getting stuff done but it is taking longer and it is harder than it has been the rest of the year.

How can we be successful during the dog days of summer?

German SHorthair looking out over the pond of water lilies.

We are half way through the year. This is a great time to take a break. I decide it is ok that my work levels change in the summer. I am taking time to evaluate the year so I can re-group and finish strong.

I like to start by looking at my year’s goals. I have business goals and personal goals.

How are they progressing?
Am I about half way to the goals?
What do I need to do to finish strong and achieve those goals?

I look at these questions, first. It is important to know where you are in your year. There is still time to reach this year’s goals. You can adjust the plan to finish the year successfully.

What adjustments can you make? What adjustments do you need to make?

How are you going to make that happen?
Do you have habits that need to get started?
Do you have an accountability partner to help you along the way?

One of the things I learned last year, mid-year, was how to add fun activities into my life. I was much happier with a balance. This was a challenge for me so I started put life on my schedule.

This changed my life.

Try it. Next week when you schedule your work, start by scheduling your life first. The work always expands to fit the time. With a work and play scheduled in you can fit it all in.

Vacation is another benefit of summer. I have a few trips planned. This helps break up the year and refreshes and clears my mind.

When you take a vacation, you are stepping away from your regular routines. This is a good time to look at those routines to see if you are happy with what you are doing.

Take a moment to think about your work.
Are you happy?
Are you fulfilled?
Are you ready for a change but don’t know what that is?

This is a perfect time to talk to me. I do a free consultation call to help you get started.

On the call I give you a “prescription” of how to get to your next thing. We will also see if we are a good fit. Either way you will have a plan to move forward, which is how everything begins.

Don’t stay in an unfulfilling job. Life is too short, you are too special and I know you have it in you to do anything you want. You just need guidance to make it happen.

Let’s get on a call. What are you waiting for?