What grade would you give yourself for 2019?

Last week amid the holiday and summer fun, we hit the midway point of 2019. Like the A-student I am, my first thought was: what grade would I get if this were the midterm review?

What grade would you give yourself?

If you’re not sure, consider how you started this year, and how you’ve grown personally and professionally so far.

Notice I didn’t say "list what you did” because that’s a slippery slope of judgment even if you’ve marked off a lot of to-do's already. Our lives are about learning, so look for that first.

Remember too that midterms give you plenty of time to re-engage with your goals and set new ones.

Along those lines, in this oldie but goodie post I walk through simple activities to help you take stock and plan ahead for the rest of the year. These are easy enough to fit in with the rest on your plate, vacation included.

Want to check-in with me live?

I’m opening up my calendar for 20-minute calls in July to review the year together, celebrate where you are, and keep you on track for what’s to come. Schedule yours here:

It’ll be fun!

I’m positive you deserve an A for effort. :)

The formula for leaping

“How will I get there?”

If you have an inkling about what you want next, that’s usually the next question that pops into your mind.

That question can also stop you in your tracks. “If I don’t know how I’ll get there, how can I begin?”

But knowing what you want is more than enough, and the only step to think about is the first one. Taking a step is how you get there, rather than worrying about figuring out the “right” step.

This is the formula for any and every leap:


Just because something looks simple, doesn’t mean it’s easy.

I get it. You still want to know if it’ll work out. If these baby steps will produce the results you want.

They will.

It’s why the second step in this super-simple, super-effective formula is to Keep Going. If you consistently take another step, no matter how small, you will get to a result beyond what you ever thought was possible.

Start and Keep Going.

That means if you’ve already started and you haven’t achieved your goal (or another goal more amazing than you had in mind, because that happens too!), then you are in the Keep Going stage.

Keep taking a step, keep trying new things, keep asking for help, keep focusing on your goal…

You’re getting there.

I believe that, have experienced it myself and have witnessed clients do the same. It works.

If you need help clarifying where to Start or accountability in the Keep Going department, I’m opening up my signature program, Career Clarity & Community, on February 6. An intimate circle of 8 women leaning on and learning from one another as they leap together. There’s a virtual seat with your name on it.

Start and Keep Going. I believe in you!