The first quarter of the year is a distant memory. The second quarter of the year is racing by faster than a NASCAR race. It will finish in about a month but that month will feel like a week.

Are you ready to face Q3 and Q4? As we near the halfway point of the calendar year, take a quick pulse of how you feel about your business and your attitude. It's easy to get bogged down in the minutia of the day. As you read this blog, take a step back and renew your “bird's eye view” of your business to renew your passion.

And, as Q2 winds up, create 3 goals for yourself to carry you through Q3 and Q4:

  1. What kind of success would you measure as “good” success?
  2. What kind of success would you measure as “great” success?
  3. What kind of success would surprise you?

Strive to create surprising successful for your business in the next 6 months. Make 2006 the year that you surprised yourself.