How to Make the Most of the Last Half of 2018

In just less than two weeks we’ll begin the last half of 2018. Can you believe we’re already halfway through the year?!

For me, 2018 has already been filled with ups and downs, as I’m sure it has also been for you. The mid-point of the year is always a good time to:

  • Review the goals you set at the beginning of the year.
  • See which ones you accomplished.
  • Re-commit to the ones you have yet to accomplish.

My Passion Planner has an entire section devoted to doing just that between its June and July pages. (I really love having a paper calendar again!)

There may have been some bumps in the road since January to cause you to get behind on your goals. But, there’s still some time to re-focus and catch up.

5 Steps to Making the Most of the Last Half of 2018


Think back to what your goals were at the beginning of the year. Did they include discovering new passions? Making more money? Starting or completing a special project? Finding a new job or new career?


Find your notes where you put these goals down in writing. If you didn’t write them down, then DO SO NOW! Did you know, people who write down their goals are 50% more likely to achieve their goals than those who don’t?


Start breaking your goals down into smaller goals. See if you can set a deadline of December 31st, 2018 for some, if not all, of these smaller goals.


Begin working on your smaller goals TODAY. By doing so, you should be able to accomplish at least part of the bigger goals by December 31st as well.


Don’t beat yourself up if this deadline doesn’t seem realistic for each goal. Right now, just focus on what you can accomplish by the end of the next six months. Once you have, you’ll gain more momentum and more motivation going into 2019.

Resources to Assist You in the Last Half of 2018

A dismal first half of the year doesn’t have to destroy your hopes for an improved you.

One quick way to get back on track is to utilize the on-demand resources offered by paNASH. These videos focus on topics related to improving your work and your life.

They’re broken down into smaller video segments, making them quick and easy to access anytime online. They come with handouts to guide you through every step of your goal, whether it includes:

  • Pursuing your passions.
  • Making more money.
  • Improving your job search skills.
  • Developing your authentic brand.
  • Or even just properly setting goals.

Summer is a great time to catch up on your 2018 goals!

To help you, I’m offering 15% off all paNASH on-demand programs. Use the discount code SUMMER18 at checkout. This offer is good through June 30th.

So maybe one of your first goals for the rest of this year is to take advantage of this offer on a resource that will kick your last half of 2018 into high gear!

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Comments ( 2 )

  • Kelly says:

    As an avid Outook combined with ToDoist – I would love to know more about your thoughts on the Passion Planner. What makes it a key differentiator? I keep both personal and work in Outlook so I have all at a glance.

    • Lori Bumgarner says:

      Hi Kelly,
      The Passion Planner gives you a strategic method to incorporate all your goals (short-term and long-term) into your daily life so you can stay focused and on track to actually achieving them. There is space to create a passion roadmap and methods for you to prioritize your goals and the steps to them. Each month you choose what they call a “game changer” from your roadmap to focus on. Also, at the beginning of each month, you list your monthly priorities, people to see, places to go, and your “NOT to-do list”. (I love the NOT to-do list!).

      At the end of each month, you answer reflection questions such as:
      – What was the most memorable part of this past month? Describe it.
      – What were the three biggest lessons you’ve learned in this past month?
      – Review your planner for the past month and assess your priorities. Are you happy with how you spent your time? if not, what steps can you take next month to adjust them?
      – How are you different between this past month and the month before it?
      – What or who are you especially grateful for this past month?
      – Name three things you can improve on this upcoming month. What are the concrete actions you can take to work towards these improvements?

      With these questions it almost becomes like a personal journal. Also, each week has a blank space called the “Space of Infinite Possibility” where you can brainstorm or doodle. I’ve seen some people’s passion planners where this space has actually become works of art. So, because of all this, it almost becomes like a keepsake. I’ve kept each one of mine from the past few years.

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