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Is it time for your midyear goals checkin? Instead, let me tell you why July goals are better than January goals if you’re trying to create a better life!

Never again will I set new year goals that I try to reset in the summer. On July 9th, 2018, I started my midlife makeover and will never go back to New Year’s resolutions.

Find out why mid-summer (or mid-anything) is the best time to get your goals on!

If you're tackling midlife malaise—defeinitely one of the “wicked problems of life”—and you're ready to jump right in midyear to make your life the best ever, check out this book. I love it and bought three extra copies for my adult children.

Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

The blueprint in this book came about from a Stanford University course to help college students grapple with life in the real world.

This was the first book I read when starting my midlife makeover and it is a game changer.

There is an accompanying workbook: The Designing Your Life Workbook: A Framework for Building a Life You Can Thrive In. If you want some guidance in the deep work of remaking your life in the image you have dreamed of, this is the source for you.

Alison Moore Smith is a 60-year-old entrepreneur. She has been (very happily) married to Samuel M. Smith for 38 years. They are parents of six incredible children and grandparents to two astounding grandsons.

She is the author of The 7 Success Habits of Homeschoolers.

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