June has finally arrived, which means we are nearing the end of the first half of the year. Crazy, right? Because we’re reaching that halfway point, now is a good time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far in the past few months. This is the perfect opportunity to see what goals we’ve been able to reach, which ones still need some work, and which ones are no longer aligned with our big vision.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m already feeling incredibly excited for the month ahead. I just have a good feeling about June. I have a lot of things planned for this month. And I’ll also be spending some time making my plans for the second half of 2017. But for right now, let’s focus on the few weeks that lie ahead by taking a look at my June goals.
This Month’s Goals
I’ve set a few goals for this month that are related to my blog and business, as well as my personal life. Check them out and be sure to leave a comment with your June goals. Sharing your goals is a simple way to hold yourself accountable, so tell people what you’ll be working on!
1. Conduct a content audit of my site.
When you’ve been blogging for years, it’s safe to say you can quickly amass a lot of blog posts. And when you consider just how old some of them are, you realize they might not be up to your current standards. One thing that I’ve been procrastinating on is going through all of my old blog posts and updating them. I’ve been able to get through a few so far, but I’d like to have this entire project completed.
When it comes to updating old blog posts, the things I’ll be doing include:
- rewriting content to ensure it’s engaging (this could include creating new headlines, rewriting introductions, and also making format changes)
- adding updated images (every post needs to be updated to include my latest style of blog post imagery to ensure consistency)
- optimizing for search engines (giving older content a little SEO boost is always helpful)
- adding content upgrades and various calls to action (CTAs are a must)
- and fixing any broken links (we all have them, so get it fixed)
If you haven’t conducted a content audit in a while, now would be a great time to do so. It’s going to ensure all of your published posts are high-quality. Plus, it can help you meet your goals for the rest of 2017 (especially when you add in those CTAs). I’ll also be going through and updating main pages on my site, such as my About page and any product pages.
2. Focus on building my Facebook group.
Did you know I have a private Facebook group for female entrepreneurs? If you didn’t, I’m not surprised. I actually started this group some time ago, but I was never serious about growing it. My posting in the group was a bit sporadic and I never promoted it. Obviously, I didn’t have much of a strategy when I started this group!
However, that’s going to change this month. One of my priorities is to focus on growing my group by posting consistently, doing Facebook Live broadcasts, and adding new members. So, if you’re a girl boss and you’d love to join us, head on over and send a request!
3. Schedule more time for my health and personal development.
You may have heard me mention my health struggles a few times in the past. While it might not sound serious to have an autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis), it greatly impacts your daily life. It can cause fatigue as well as mood swings. This means that there are some days where I feel like crap for absolutely no reason. I have no energy and feel completely unmotivated, which makes it difficult to get anything done. And sometimes this goes on for days in a row! When you’re managing a business and have so much to do, it’s frustrating.
However, I’ve noticed that there are a few things that do help when I’m in a funk. Exercising regularly, staying hydrated with plenty of water, and using essential oils have been crucial for changing my mood. Those are three things I want to make sure I’m doing daily throughout June so I can hopefully cut down on the amount of bad days I wind up having. Meditation and a good yoga session are also helpful!
In conjunction with focusing on my health, I want to spend more time on personal development. I’m so committed to this that I even made a separate Google calendar dedicated to scheduling personal development time. This will include time for reading, listening to podcasts, and also journaling. After all, it’s important to expand your knowledge and grow your skills. It doesn’t even have to be a skill related to your business! You can spend a little time learning anything you’d like.