My 2017 Mid-Year Review: Ahead Or Behind At The Halfway Mark?

Another half year has come and gone and it’s time for a 2017 mid-year review. I know that ‘the done thing’ is to say how quickly it’s flown by but, honestly, it feels like a lifetime ago that I set these goals for myself as part of my New Year’s resolutions. You’d think, then, that I’d have achieved them all. Umm… nope! So let’s take a look at how far I’ve come, where I’m currently at, and how much there’s left to go. 

And don’t forget to pick up your mid-year review worksheet so you can evaluate your own progress towards your goals.

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Strap in, lovelies. This is gonna be a long one.

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About 6 months ago I set myself 12 goals that I hoped to complete by the end of the year. Even though I’ve been reviewing them quite regularly (weekly, in fact), I was still surprised when I sat down to do a proper review.

If you’ve been here for a while, you may know that my process is to look at what progress I’ve made, what obstacles I faced and how I overcame them, what obstacles I foresee in the future and how I plan to overcome them, what I’ve learned, what I can celebrate, what’s left to do, and how I’m going to do it. It’s lengthy, but it’s so worth it. It allows me to see exactly how far I’ve come, to celebrate my successes, to learn from any mistakes or struggles, to pre-empt any upcoming obstacles, and to put an action plan in place to get me to the finish line. If you’re not already doing a mid-year review, I’d highly recommend it. As luck would have it, I’ve provided a handy-dandy worksheet so all you have to do is fill in the blanks. 🙂

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And now, without further ado, here’s how I’m faring with each of my goals.

My 2017 Mid-Year Review​

Goal #1: Make the site more professional

Progress:

Oh, loads! I launched the new homepage on January 1st, and set up an email sequence so that subscribers now get welcome emails as soon as they sign up, including the password for the resource library and other helpful info and bonuses. Then I downloaded superior editing software, Final Cut Pro, to improve the quality of my YouTube videos, and I also finally uploaded a channel trailer. I improved the content of both my videos and blog posts by spending a lot more time researching, outlining, etc. I started using CoSchedule to schedule social messages, and I feel that I’ve upped my game on social media in general, posting more frequently and with better content.

In February I signed up for an online diploma in photography. I completed it in June so am now somewhat able to operate a DSLR camera. 🙂 Though I still have a lot to learn, I’m delighted I’ve noticed an improvement in the quality of my photos.

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I also finally caved and hired a designer for new logos and a style guide, as well as new business cards, which means most things now look pretty slick.

In April, I successfully overhauled and re-launched my e-course, the Productivity Power-Up. The response was phenomenal!

I networked with other creators a lot more this year, too, by attending YouTube events and even speaking at BloggerConf in May! That was a truly special day.

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Most recently, I designed a proper editorial calendar for myself, which is helping me keep track of all my ideas and making working ahead a lot easier. I have a clear vision of what needs doing and when. It’s a huge upgrade on my previous editorial calendar, which was a bit basic. I also created a solid digital marketing strategy to increase page views on the site.

Obstacles I faced:

I found I was constantly chasing my tail. As soon as a post was finished, I had to work on a video; as soon as the video was finished, I had to work on the next post.

How I overcame them:

I scheduled in one weekend a month to make the business development side of things a priority.

Potential future obstacles:

Lack of available time & money immediately after the move. (In case you missed the memo, in just a few short weeks, we’re packing up our lives here in Ireland and heading across the Atlantic to America.)

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How I’ll overcome them:

Strict scheduling & budgeting. I’ll need to work ahead before we leave so I have posts and videos scheduled well in advance. That will take some of the pressure off when I’m inevitably up to my eyes in unpacking. I’ll also need to conserve cash. The move will obviously be incredibly expensive, so I’ll need to be very careful with my outgoings if I want to continue working with designers, etc. (I do!)

What have I learned?

Sometimes it’s easier to let someone else do the work, especially when I don’t have the required skill set. Also, I need to remember the Pareto Principle, recognising that just 20% of my effort will produce 80% of the results, so I should focus on the things that will produce the biggest results and not just try to do everything.

What can I celebrate?

All the work I did! I honestly didn’t feel like I’d done much at all until I sat down and listed it all out.

What still needs to be done?

New logos on all socials (the old logos are still up on YouTube, for example). A finalised style guide and a good watermark for images. I also want to learn some basic Photoshop skills. The site’s homepage needs to be optimised a bit more for mobile. And, after we move, I’ll have to register the business in America.

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How am I going to do it?

By working some more with my designer. I’ve signed up for an online course in basic Photoshop skills, so I’ll make time to work my way through that. I’ll also schedule some time to spend on optimising the home page. Once we’re in America, I’ll hire a good accountant and lawyer to help me register the business and get everything set up properly.

Goal #2: Read at least 50 books

Progress:

Currently reading the 23rd. I was falling behind for a while but holidays in June helped me get back on track, as I knew it would. I just have to keep on top of it now.

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Obstacles I faced:

Not making the time for it. Scrolling on social media instead of reading another few pages.

How I overcame them:

I focused more on eBooks, which I read a lot more quickly than physical books.

Potential future obstacles:

All the books that are left to read are quite long because, to build up a bit of momentum, I started by reading all the shorter ones. Oops.

How I’ll overcome them:

Dedicated reading time each weekend, plus a few pages during the day, before bed, and any time I’m on public transport or a passenger in the car.

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What have I learned?

I read eBooks much more quickly and now generally prefer them to physical books. (Never thought I’d say that!) I can read them anywhere (‘cause I always have my phone with me) and can easily highlight, add notes, etc.

What can I celebrate?

22 books! Still a decent achievement. Almost 1 a week.

What still needs to be done?

I need to finish reading the 23rd… and then read 27 more!

How am I going to do it?

See “How I’ll overcome them”

Goal #3: Have at least one “self-care” weekend a month

Progress:

So so. Went well in January and February, with me mostly spending the time reading and working on my Bullet Journal. I fell off a bit in March, though, ‘cause I wanted to focus on my photography diploma. Also, I was invigilating a lot that month so had less available time overall.

In April it was more of a half weekend, because I was so busy working on the e-course re-launch, and even less in May. But at that stage I realised I didn’t need a full weekend. Then we were on holidays in June so I had two full weeks of downtime.

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Obstacles I faced:

Honestly? I got bored. I was forcing myself to relax for a full weekend when I really didn’t need it. I also found it hard to relax fully when I knew there was work to be done or when there was something else I would have preferred to do.

How I overcame them:

I stopped dedicating full weekends to it.

Potential future obstacles:

Not dedicating any time at all to it.

How I’ll overcome them:

Scheduling that shit. One afternoon each weekend.

What have I learned?

I don’t need that much downtime!

What can I celebrate?

I love my job! Even in my downtime all I want to do is work.

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What still needs to be done?

Just breaking it up a bit more.

How am I going to do it?

See “How I’ll overcome them”.

Goal #4: Have at least one “improve my business” weekend a month

Progress:

Not bad. In January I watched some Final Cut Pro tutorials & worked on the welcome sequence for email subscribers.

In February I started my photography diploma and worked on a sales funnel for people who are interested in my e-course.

I dropped off a little in March (again, invigilating took up a lot of time and energy) but continued to work on the photography diploma and took a long look at Google Analytics & Facebook Insights.

I spent most of April working on the e-course re-launch, and then in May I attended a YouTube event and spoke at BloggerConf so did plenty of networking.

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In June, even though we were on holidays, I devised a pretty detailed digital marketing strategy for the site. Despite decided I wasn’t going to do any work while away, Scout fell ill our last 2 days there so I was sat by her bedside with little to do while she slept off the sickness.

Obstacles I faced:

The day-to-day stuff getting in the way. I also went in without a plan and wasn’t very clear on what was worth focusing on, so I’d just pick random topics and work away. Also, even though I’d spend the weekend working on something, I didn’t then schedule in the time to follow through with my strategies or follow-up on my research.

How I overcame them:

I didn’t, I guess.

Potential future obstacles:

Same

How I’ll overcome them:

I’ll split this into 2 separate days (1 a fortnight) instead of 1 full weekend, and will set a clear intention beforehand so I know what to work on. I’ll also ensure I’m clear on the next steps and schedule in some time during the week to implement them.

What have I learned?

There’s so much to do, but not all of it will have a big enough impact on my business to warrant any great attention.

What can I celebrate?

My business is still improving, regardless.

What still needs to be done?

An infinite amount of things.

How am I going to do it?

Pick the things I think will have the biggest impact, and not just the ones I think sound cool or are quick fixes. Again, I’ll keep the Pareto Principle in mind.

Goal #5: Hit 50,000 YouTube subscribers

Progress:

At the end of June I was just over 23,500. I’d hit my monthly targets up until March but then things started to slump so I was hoping to be a little further along than I am.

Obstacles I faced:

So much of it is out of my control. I can ask, and put out good content, but I can’t force people to hit the ‘subscribe’ button. Also, there’s something up with YouTube that’s causing me to lose subscribers each time I upload. That’s a bit disheartening and frustrating.

You could help by hitting that big button below. 😉

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How I overcame them:

Not sure I did, to be honest. I worked on some collabs with other YouTubers which helped me reach a wider audience and brought in extra subscribers.

Potential future obstacles:

Same.

How I’ll overcome them:

Engaging with other YouTubers and doing more collaborations, and promoting my YouTube channel a little more across my social platforms. I’ll also continue to work hard on improving my content while also trying out new forms of content. I’m hoping to have a healthy mix of topics so things are kept “fresh”. I’m also considering an occasional live stream. And I’ll attend as many YouTube events as I can, both to network and learn new things.

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L-R: Sean Connolly (The Sonic Screw), Lena Klein (Ingenius Blue), me, and Klara McDonnell (Klarification)

What have I learned?

Overall, YouTube growth is steady. Collabs are great for extra subscribers.

What can I celebrate?

I’m still doing pretty well for myself, in fairness. 23k isn’t to be sneezed at.

What still needs to be done?

A bit of a shake up, I think. Fresh content. New ideas.

How am I going to do it?

Brainstorming and trying new things. Keeping an eye on trending topics, and being sure to ask people what they want to see. (Leave your suggestions in the comments below if there’s a particular topic you’d like me to cover or something new you think I should try. After all, the content is for you so you should have a say in it.)

Goal #6: Continue mind sweeping and bullet journaling

Progress:

My mind sweeps are more or less up to date (missed the odd day) but they’re now done digitally. I have to say, I kinda miss hand-writing them.

I’m WAY behind on bullet journaling though. Started the year working on August 2016 entries and am only up as far as October now, so only 2 months’ worth of entries done in the space of 6 months. :/

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Obstacles I faced:

Not making it a priority. Not allowing long enough time for me to get into a good groove. (Getting set up and settled in can take a while, so once I’m in the zone I need to stay there for as long as possible.)

How I overcame them:

I didn’t, really.

Potential future obstacles:

Same.

How I’ll overcome them:

Having whole days to do it, especially when Scout’s staying with my parents, so I can get into a groove with no distractions. I’ll keep mind-sweeping digitally for now, just because it’s a little quicker and, frankly, the perfectionist in me wants to keep the same format for the remainder of the year. I’ll switch back to handwritten in 2018 though, I think.

What have I learned?

Work on my BuJo is bloody time-consuming, but I’m committed to it. I love being able to look back on it. Lots of happy memories.

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What can I celebrate?

Mind sweeps. Hurray! Everything is documented, even if it’s not all transferred to the BuJo yet.

What still needs to be done?

October 2016 - present in BuJo.

How am I going to do it?

See “How I’ll overcome them”

Goal #7: Turn home into a haven

Progress:

Started strong but dropped off. In January, I scrubbed the kitchen from top to bottom. February, I deep-cleaned the sitting room and put about 80% of Scout’s toys in the attic. Big difference! Then I fell off in March because I was invigilating a lot, and April was the e-course re-launch so everything fell to shit… and stayed that way.

2017 Mid-Year Review (with free worksheet): How I do a mid-year review so I'm always achieving goals (even if I sometimes slip up), including a free worksheet so you can do one too. Turn home into a haven. Cozy corner to curl up with a book.

Obstacles I faced:

I let cleaning fall by the wayside in favour of work, and was low on energy after invigilating. I also wasn’t sure of our visa situation so didn’t want to do anything in terms of re-decorating. Then, after we got our visas, I decided there wasn’t much point cleaning when we’re just gonna be packing everything up.

How I overcame them:

Tried setting timers so I was alternating between 45 mins of work and 15 minutes of chores. Worked for a while but, again, dropped off after invigilating because I was so low on energy.

Potential future obstacles:

The move means things will be hectic. Between unpacking and just generally settling into a new way of life, I may not have the energy, and cleaning may not be as high a priority for me.

How I’ll overcome them:

Ruthless decluttering before we go and then giving everything a home once we get there.

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What have I learned?

Cleanliness (or lack thereof) has a huge effect on my mood. If the house is messy, I start to get very frustrated and distracted. When the house is clean and tidy, I feel so much calmer and more productive. It also makes lots of other things in my life so much easier, like finding things, picking outfits, recording videos, etc.

What can I celebrate?

The fact we get to start again in a new home. A “clean” slate. It’ll also be a much bigger space because our current home is a little cramped.

What still needs to be done?

Umm… the actual cleaning. And more decluttering.

How am I going to do it?

I think I’m going to go back to using a cleaning schedule after we’ve settled into the new house. I’ll dedicate time to it each day, and have “pick-up” time each evening. I’ll also be much more proactive in assigning chores to Sam and Scout. Depending on how busy we are, I’ll possibly hire a cleaner to do a few hours a week. I’ll also hire professionals to do less regular, deep-cleaning jobs, like carpet cleaning, washing windows, etc.

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Goal #8: Drop to 54kg

Progress:

I’ve actually put on weight since the beginning of the year, despite regular gym sessions with a personal trainer, general increased activity and movement, and a horrible bout of norovirus. So yeah, not great. :/ But some of it may actually be muscle weight. Diet is the real issue, I think.

Obstacles I faced:

Pistachio bars. Ice-cream. Sweets. Pizza.

How I overcame them:

I didn’t, I ate them.

Potential future obstacles:

Same.

How I’ll overcome them:

Getting rid of junk food out of the house. Regular shopping so there’s always healthy food on hand.

What have I learned?

I’m quite strong, physically.

What can I celebrate?

95kg deadlift & 50kg squat. Also, my shape has changed slightly since I started training again. I have a more defined waist now.

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What still needs to be done?

Drastic diet overhaul.

How am I going to do it?

No junk food in the house. Regular shops for healthy food. I really need to learn to cook a few more healthy dishes, to prep stuff in advance, and to batch cook. (I’m a terrible, terrible cook and I just don’t enjoy preparing food at all.) It’d be handy to have quick but healthy meals in the freezer for those inevitable times when I don’t want to cook, and to have a list of healthy meals and snacks for quick reference. It’ll also be a good idea to eat before I go shopping so I’m not tempted to buy ALL THE FOOD.

Goal #9: Gain financial independence

Progress:

I’m continually reducing debt (just a mortgage, thankfully) and increasing my income. I made extra mortgage payments every month bar April, so I’m on track to reduce the balance down to my target amount by the end of the year.

As well as that, I also cut down on some expenses like toiletries (I no longer use shampoo or shower gel), and petrol, taxis and public transport (by walking more). I also earned extra income by re-launching the e-course and doing a lot of invigilating.

Obstacles I faced:

Not having a steady, reliable or predictable income.

How I overcame them:

At the beginning of each month I did up a quick budget to estimate how much I would have left at the end of the month. I then immediately transferred that amount to my bank as an extra mortgage payment, and lived on what was left. By (over)paying my debts first, I couldn’t then waste money during the month.

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Potential future obstacles:

Same. And the move means significantly more expenses upfront.

How I’ll overcome them:

No frivolous or impulse purchases, and after the move I’ll shop around for the cheapest deals on utilities, insurance, etc. I may even become a bit of a coupon queen. 😉

What have I learned?

My business can provide a healthy income, and hopefully it will continue to increase.

What can I celebrate?

Having a husband who can financially support both of us if needs be. Also, a successful e-course re-launch and decent income since. Year-on-year increase in income.

What still needs to be done?

Further reduction of my mortgage. E-course promotion and YouTube growth. Maybe add an extra income stream.

How am I going to do it?

Strict budgeting. I used to track my expenditure so I may go back to that. Running flash sales on the e-course. Doing some freelance writing and/or public speaking.

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Goal #10: Be more mindful and intentional

Progress:

Getting there. I started meditating at the beginning of the year but quickly dropped off. But I used timers quite a bit to help me focus, and the holiday helped me switch off a lot. I also designed a new editorial calendar, which I’m very happy with. I know what I should be working on and when.

Obstacles I faced:

Getting stuck in the daily grind and spending too much time on social media. Lack of patience. I also found it difficult to have a set time to meditate — Scout would often wake me in the morning and I’d have to get straight up with her, and at night I was sometimes too tired. And, even though I did use timers quite a bit, there’s still a lot of room for improvement. There were times when they would have really helped but I allowed myself to become distracted instead.

How I overcame them:

I often shut down the Facebook tab on my laptop so I wouldn’t be distracted by the notification. I also learned to walk away if I needed headspace (even if it was just to the bathroom for a few minutes).

Potential future obstacles:

Same.

How I’ll overcome them:

Cutting back on social media consumption. Regular breaks throughout the day to “check in” with myself. Finding a set time to meditate. And timers, timers, timers.

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What have I learned?

To get away regularly. Also, not to get flustered and, instead, to just chip away at things at a steady pace. Everything will get done in the end.

What can I celebrate?

Not being a single parent. Scout being in school.

What still needs to be done?

Regular meditation and mindfulness breaks during the day.

How am I going to do it?

Pick a time to meditate and get cracking. Maybe regular reminders during the day to breathe and re-evaluate. Also, maintain a good balance of work and breaks.

Goal #11: Write a book outline and have a first draft completed (or very nearly completed)

Progress:

Pitiful. I decided on the topic and concept and drafted a quick outline, but all I’ve really written are the acknowledgements and part of the intro.

Obstacles I faced:

Not making it a priority. Also, the e-course re-launch, which took over for about a month.

How I overcame them:

I didn’t.

Potential future obstacles:

Same.

How I’ll overcome them:

Scheduling time. Reminding myself how excited I am by the project!

What have I learned?

I have huge resistance to big projects, particularly this one for some reason. It seems so mammoth that even just making a start is daunting.

What can I celebrate?

I’m excited by the project.

What still needs to be done?

Pretty much everything.

How am I going to do it?

Scheduling. Sitting down and figuring out how to overcome the feeling of overwhelm. Setting word count targets.

Goal #12: Live a more natural, eco-friendly life

Progress:

I gave up shampoo & shower gel in early January. I also stopped using the dryer for over a month and, though I’ve since gone back to using it, I now use a much lower heat setting. I also use a shorter cycle on the washing machine.

I’ve been making much more of a concerted effort to recycle my waste, and am walking considerably more (instead of using the car or taxis). And, even though I hate it, I’ve been doing a lot more home cooking.

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Obstacles I faced:

No dedicated hanging space meant clothes were drying in the kitchen, which made things look messy. And clothes ended up all wrinkled, therefore more ironing, therefore probably using the same amount of electricity as if I’d just chucked them in the dryer in the first place.

How I overcame them:

Compromised by using a lower heat setting on the dryer.

Potential future obstacles:

Lack of decent recycling facilities in America. Will also possibly have to drive everywhere.

How I’ll overcome them:

I’ll choose energy efficient appliances and vehicles, and will recycle as much as possible.

What have I learned?

I don’t need shampoo or shower gel!

What can I celebrate?

No more shampoo or shower gel!

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What still needs to be done?

Just continued efforts, and always looking for more ways to reduce my carbon footprint.

How am I going to do it?

Home-made cleaners, reduced packaging, energy efficient appliances and vehicles, batch cooking (so the oven is used less frequently), and solar panels if possible. And hopefully the laundry room will have plenty of space for folding as well as dedicated hanging/drying space.


PHEW! If there's anything I learned from this exercise it’s that I actually achieve a lot more than I think I do.

When I first sat down to do my mid-year review, I was convinced that I’d basically been a failure at everything. Even though I review my goals on a weekly basis, it never seemed like much progress was being made. But when I went through everything thoroughly and listed out all I’d done in the past 6 months, I was very pleasantly surprised. It reminded me once again that it can be hard to see progress in the day to day (or even the week to week), and can feel like there’s still such a long way to go, but when you step back and examine the big picture, you can clearly see how far you’ve come and how much everything adds up.

This review has re-ignited my motivation and enthusiasm for these goals. I’m heartened by how much I’ve achieved and, though I know the move is going to mean a lot of these things will have to go on the back-burner for a while (something I didn't foresee when I set them), I’m confident I’ll pick back up where I left off and, at the end of the year, will check  few of these bad boys off my list.

12 resolutions was always going to be a bit ambitious, but I love a challenge and, frankly, if I hadn’t set them, I wouldn’t have made half the progress I have. The fact that they’re in front of me on a regular basis reminds me to keep plugging away.

Have you done a mid-year review? Don’t fret if you’re not as far along as you thought you’d be, or if you’ve completely fallen off the bandwagon. The point of the review is to give you a clear overview of how you can overcome any obstacles and finish the year out strong. (And hey, feel free to ditch any goals that don’t mean all that much to you anymore.)

Don’t forget to pick up your mid-year review worksheet so you smash those goals. 🙂

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Let me know in the comments below if you’ve done a 2017 mid-year review, and what your biggest struggle is when it comes to achieving your goals. Maybe I can help.

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