Rachael Ray is famous for making delicious, upscale meals in a half-hour or less. That’s a lot of bang for your buck, and it’s also enticing! As we’re here at the mid-year mark – it’s the perfect time for your own “30-Minute Meal” business assessment. Or – you can Jackson 5 it! 

Imagine it’s the end of December. You accomplished incredible things this year and there’s reason to celebrate – including reaching your top business goals. A strong sense of peace and excitement exists for the year ahead. Everything in your business aligns with your desired future state, and your vision is unfolding before your eyes. 

What impact would this have on you and your business?

Believe me, there’s still time to make it happen! We’re halfway through the year and it’s a perfect time for evaluating your 2024 goals, assessing your progress, and making necessary adjustments for the rest of the year.

A mid-year assessment doesn’t have to be daunting or lengthy. Here are two streamlined ways to approach your review.

30-Minute Mid-Year Goals Assessment 

Keeping Rachael in mind – in a short amount of time, you can turn out a solid goals assessment. 

Start with these six straightforward questions. I bet you can come up with a detailed answer to each of these questions in 4 minutes. Your responses will help shape your Q3 business strategy.

  1. What has been your biggest achievement in 2024 so far?
  2. What steps can you take in July to build on this success?
  3. What has been your biggest challenge in 2024 up to this point?
  4. If this challenge is ongoing, what one action can you take this month to address it? If it’s resolved, give yourself credit and identify your current biggest challenge and how you’ll tackle it.
  5. What is your most crucial goal to achieve by December 31, 2024, and how close are you to reaching it?
  6. What is the most critical action you can take this week to move closer to this goal?

Now that you have a better idea of your successes, challenges, and top priorities, spend your remaining 6 minutes adding your action items from questions 2, 4, and 6 to your calendar and to-do list. 

Here’s the key: Treat these commitments with the same importance as a promise to your most valued client. After all, you are your most important client.

Nice job! By completing your 30-minute mid-year goal assessment, you’ve already taken a significant step towards a successful second half of 2024. 


3-Step Success Plan for the 2nd-Half of 2024 

Just like the Jackson 5 taught us, success doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow this simple, 3-step plan to achieve your business goals for 2024. It’s as easy as “ABC, 123”! Ready to hit those high notes? Let’s get started!

Start by focusing on your main 2024 goal. If you haven’t kept up with your 2024 business plan, it’s okay! Dust off the cobwebs and recall what you set out to accomplish this year. 

Step 1: To set yourself up for success during the remainder of 2024, start by understanding the “why” behind your main 2024 goal. You may need to think back on your initial reflection of December 31, 2024 from the beginning of this blog. Reflect further on what achieving this goal will mean for you personally and professionally. Visualize the changes it will bring to your life and the positive impact it will have on those around you.

Creating a clear vision of your success by December 31, 2024, will provide direction and motivation as you work towards your objective. 

Step 2: Next, it’s time to effectively work towards your goal. Break down your activities into five key business pillars and identify the most important action for each:

  • Products and Services Business Pillar: How can you enhance your offerings to satisfy your client’s needs and desires better? Consider improvements or new features that will add value to your products and services.
  • Operations Business Pillar: How can you streamline your resources and processes to improve your workflow? Look for ways to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the overall effectiveness of your operations.
  • Marketing Business Pillar: Which marketing strategies need your focus to attract new business? Identify the tactics that will increase your visibility, engage your target audience, and drive sales.
  • Finances Business Pillar: What improvements can you make in your financial management? Assess your budgeting, accounting, and financial planning practices to ensure they support your growth and stability.
  • Personal Management Business Pillar: How can you ensure you stay productive and motivated consistently? Develop habits and routines that promote productivity, manage stress, and maintain your enthusiasm for your work.

Step 3: By now you have a short list of activities to focus on for the remainder of the year. For each of these activities, write down the specific actions required and integrate them into your calendar or to-do list. Treat these commitments with the seriousness they deserve, as they are crucial to achieving your vision for 2024.

By following these three streamlined steps, you have now created your 2nd Half of the 2024 Success Plan! 

The Choice is Yours!

So, what way are you going for your mid-year review? Team Rachael Ray or Team Jackson 5? I’d love to hear how it goes. Leave a comment below!

If any part of this process feels challenging, schedule your Complimentary Discovery Call with me today. Let’s complete your plan and set you up for success in 2024!

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