First Half of 2010 Ends

Today marks the end of the first half of 2010. Time to assess. Time to learn from what you've done and not done.

Start With Goals

Start with the goals you had for this year. Were they written down? Have you accomplished any of them or at least accomplished the baby steps that lead toward a goal achievement? If not, why not? Is the goal still valid? Do you still want to achieve that goal? What would it take to make it happen?

Continue To Time Management

Look at the way you spend your allotted 24 hours each day. Are you making effective use of that time? Do you find yourself bemoaning the lack of time to do what you want? Analyze your time and see if you're truly using it effectively.

End With The Money

Take a look at your expenses and income. See if there are ways to increase the income and cut the expenses. Are your financial records in order with receipts filed and books posted up to date? If not, take care of this now. It'll be a lot harder if you wait another 6 months.

Takeaway Truth

Taking stock is necessary to make sure you're on track.


  1. Yeah, time management and just keeping track of expenses are key to a balanced life.

    I find that if I spend at least an just a few minutes a day to get things in order makes things smoother.

    Waking up early and making your own lunch is better than spending 7 bucks on average eating out.

    I try to spend as much time outside as possible. If I spend way too much time on the computer, I go out for a walk.

    Thanks for a good reminder and these are great tips. I have to make a budget and stick with it too...