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21 Ways to Reboot Yourself & Revitalize Your Goals Mid-Year

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“Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” – Denis Waitley

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Time is the one thing in our lives that we can’t create more of — no matter who we are and what we do!

Hi, all. Liz is back this week to talk about ways to reboot yourself as June quickly ends, and the second half of the year begins.

I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe the middle of 2015 is almost upon us. I feel like it was just January first, and we were talking about setting goals and intentions for the year! What I love about time is that it does not wait for anyone.

So here are 21 ways to “reboot” yourself as you look to achieve all the amazing things you want to achieve by the end of the year.

21 Ways to Reboot Yourself & Revitalize Your Goals Mid-Year

1. Review the goals you set out to achieve at the beginning of the year.

This one seems obvious, but I can’t tell you how important it is! Assess what needs to be adjusted. Remember, stretch yourself, but make your goals attainable as well.

2. Re-answer the question: “Where do I want to be in 5 years?”

Like it or not, our goals and lives change constantly. My husband Matt and I have our monthly financial/business meeting this week, and we are going to begin our meeting discussing this question. We have answered it in the past, but we need to constantly revisit this so we ensure our activities today align with the future we are creating.

Related: #AskBP 039 SPECIAL: The One Thing You Need to Achieve Your Biggest Goals

3. Set new intentions (if need be) for the rest of the year that align with your greater vision.

After you have assessed what has worked and not worked, set new intentions that align with your long term goals.

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4. Perform a “continue, start, stop” on yourself.

This exercise is simple, yet powerful. Answer the following questions:

  • What should I continue doing in order to achieve my goals?
  • What should I start doing in order to achieve my goals?
  • What should I stop doing in order to achieve my goals?

Don’t judge yourself or beat yourself up; just set some new intentions and move forward.

5. Enroll a coach, mentor or accountability partner.

Unfortunately, you will allow yourself to slide. However, when you have someone to answer to, you will hold yourself to a higher standard. Find a partner to share your goals with and create a weekly or monthly connection where you two can support each other.

6. Set some new educational goals for yourself.

In order to achieve what you want to achieve, who do you need to “be” in order to achieve these goals? For example, I am currently eating up everything I can about flipping and construction. I am reading books and listening to podcasts, etc. I am committed to learning more about this topic, and I am setting education goals on a weekly basis to make this happen.

7. Celebrate what you HAVE accomplished.

This one we forget often. Remember, what you focus on expands, so if you focus on what you HAVE done well, you will get more of that.

8. Set personal goals.

Ambitious people forget this one. No one wants to be the “work-a-holic” who makes no time for themselves (or even relationships). One goal that I am setting for myself is to run the Baltimore marathon in the fall. What are you going to do for yourself before the end of the year?

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9. Create a habit of reviewing these goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

When I say “process” it can be as simple as reviewing and setting new goals for the week every Sunday morning or night. The key is to have a process and stick by it.

10. Answer the question: “What has to happen in the next 6 months for me to feel happy and successful about my progress?”

This is another thought provoking question to ask yourself in order to get your wheels turning and focus your energy.

11. Network. Meet new people. Build new relationships.

I don’t need to tell you how important this one is, no matter how experienced or how new you are to this business. Just this week I connected with two new people in my local market. It was excellent and refreshing to meet these people. Don’t get “too busy” to meet with new people.

12. Simplify. Do you need to make more room in your schedule to achieve your goals? What needs to be removed?

If you have a problem saying “no” to others, then this one is for you. Remember, time is the one limited resource. Use it wisely.

13. Say “no” to things that no longer serve you.

This might be people, habits, groups or even ways of thinking.

14. Begin or join a mastermind group.

If you are not in a mastermind group currently, begin or join one. It is one of the best things I have done this year. If you have no idea of the benefits of mastermind groups, Google it! I promise it will change your life, too.

Related: 3 Reasons You Won’t Reach Your Goals This Year (and How to Fix That)

15. Stop saying, “I don’t have time.”

I don’t have many pet peeves, but this has to be one of them. When people say “I don’t have time,” it is like saying, “I don’t want to make the time.”

16. Ask for feedback and then make changes.

Successful investors constantly ask for feedback, are self-aware, and then make changes accordingly. Don’t get stuck. Be humble to get feedback from people you trust and respect.

17. Attend a workshop, conference, or retreat to develop yourself further.

Set a goal for attending one conference or workshop to develop YOU. No one is going to do this for you.

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18. Start and end your day in a state of gratitude.

This might seem obvious, but it is incredibly powerful to begin your day (when you are fresh) and end your day (when you put your head on your pillow) in a state of appreciation and gratitude. You always attract what you are thinking.

19. Assess your habits – what is working and not working for you?

These can be big or small habits. Regardless, the habits we have either help or hinder us. Choose wisely.

20. Be 100% present to what you are doing and who you are with.

The easiest way to achieve peace in this crazy, busy world is to be 100% present to what you are doing and who you are with – in the moment.

21. Listen more and talk less.

You can’t learn and expand yourself if you are busy talking and not listening.

I hope this list of 21 ways to “reboot” yourself was helpful to you.

I am sure I missed a few. What are YOU doing to “reboot” yourself mid-year?

Leave a comment and let me know!

Matt Faircloth, Co-founder & President of the DeRosa Group, is a seasoned real estate investor. The DeRosa Group, based in historic Trenton, New Jersey, is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate." Matt, along with his wife Liz, started investing in real estate in 2004 with the purchase of a duplex outside of Philadelphia with a $30,000 private loan. They founded DeRosa Group in 2005 and have since grown the company to owning and managing over 370 units of residential and commercial assets throughout the east coast. DeRosa has completed over $30 million in real estate transactions involving private capital including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed use buildings, apartment buildings, office buildings, and tax lien investments. Matt Faircloth is the author of Raising Private Capital, has been featured on the BiggerPockets Podcast, and regularly contributes to BiggerPockets’s Facebook Live sessions and educational webinars.

    Kay Khan Flipper from Dearborn, Michigan
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Well said Matt, Thanks for “Goal setting and following made easy”.
    Elizabeth Faircloth Real Estate Investor from Trenton, NJ
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks Kay for your comment and reading!
    Matt Slakey Investor from Salem, Oregon
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Great article. The timing on this is great, I’ve been slipping on many of these lately. Great food for thought. Thanks for writing!
    Elizabeth Faircloth Real Estate Investor from Trenton, NJ
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Hi Matt, Glad to hear! Thank you for commenting! Honestly, I put this blog together to remind myself as well! All the best to you – be kind to yourself! Liz
    Karin Crompton Rehabber from East Lyme, CT
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Great post! I was just thinking about how it’s already the halfway mark of the year and will print out this list to help me as we speed down the remaining 6 months.
    Elizabeth Faircloth Real Estate Investor from Trenton, NJ
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks Karin! Great time to reflect! Good luck with “speeding down!”
    Colin Smith Realtor from Colorado Springs, CO
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Good thoughts! Goals a hugely important with success.
    Elizabeth Faircloth Real Estate Investor from Trenton, NJ
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks Colin for reading and commenting. I completely agree. Goals and reviewing them regularly is key!! Good luck!!
    Troy S. Developer from Philadelphia, PA
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Excellent post! Regarding the mastermind group, the one you joined, is it strictly REI related or broader? I’m very interested in joining (or starting if I have to) a mastermind group but don’t have the slightest idea what I should be looking for (or creating)! Thank you!
    Elizabeth Faircloth Real Estate Investor from Trenton, NJ
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Hi Troy: It is nice to hear from you! My friend and I started the mastermind about 4 months ago. We started it for women entrepreneurs in particular. Everyone represents a different type of business. I would be happy to schedule some time on the phone with you to share how I started the group and important items to include. I can also send you our agenda. Just let me know what I can do to help! Thanks, Liz
    Troy S. Developer from Philadelphia, PA
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Thanks so much Liz, I’ll reach out via private message!
    Aleksandar P. Investor from Chicago, Illinois
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Matt & Liz, another home-run. Thank you for reminding me about my goals for 2015. I look forward for your next blog. Keep doing an amazing job.
    Elizabeth Faircloth Real Estate Investor from Trenton, NJ
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Aleksandar: Thank you so much for your kind message! Glad it was helpful to you as you review your 2015 goals!! Take good care and Matt tells me he has really enjoyed your discussions! Looking forward to getting out to Chicago sometime in the future! Liz
    CL Tumlin
    Replied over 4 years ago
    This post totally blew me away. SOOO appropriate, the timing of it. Well done Matt! I have been doing a mid-year reboot for several years and it works great. You gave me even more items to check in on. As a school teacher the summer is a ‘catching up’ time to regain breath and clear vision, tie up loose ends, etc. I began this summer the last week of May by reading THE ONE THING and it has been a real eye opener. I highly recommend it to anyone here on BP. Cheers everyone!
    CL Tumlin
    Replied over 4 years ago
    oops. Well done Liz, I mean…. 🙂
    David Pickard Rental Property Investor from Bloomfield, NJ
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Wonderful post Liz! It is easier to keep accountability of yourself when you have a great list like this one in front of you.