December 30

7 Steps to Building Momentum

7 Steps to Building Momentum

By Deborah Johnson

December 30, 2017

creativity, Goals, healthy habits, Inspirational speaker, leadership, mindsets, persistence, personal development, positive self talk

7 Steps to Building Momentum

Each of these seven steps to build momentum can stand on its own. But together, they are packed with power. At the beginning of a New Year, don’t just focus on goals and resolutions, as it’s easy to get discouraged with failure. Instead, focus on principles that will help you move forward in your life and career with small, achievable steps. Each of these steps will help you do that!

Step One: Finishing Projects. 

Is your project not worth finishing because it’s now outdated? Have you planned your strategy correctly to finish in a reasonable time? There are so many that hop on a wagon of what’s hot and new. Then they find that by the time they’ve developed some new project or program, the market is flooded and they are yet another clone in a sea of look-alikes. When defining your projects, focus on your uniqueness, not just what’s popular at the time. Why Projects Fail, Successfully Finishing Your Project

Step Two: Getting and Applying Ideas

You’ve got a good idea. Now how do you apply that idea successfully? Good ideas come from a variety of places. Are you asking questions when you meet with colleagues or friends? Write down any little idea that sparks your interest. Don’t count on remembering those little sparks of inspiration. They can disappear like vapor! Getting and Applying Ideas

Step Three: Importance of Feedback

How often are you asked to give feedback? I’d bet less often than others seek to give feedback to you! Why is it so hard to seek feedback for your own projects? A couple reasons include fear of rejection, fear of facing change and lack of confidence. Do any of those ring true for you? The reciprocity of feedback among trusted colleagues is invaluable in this world of discerning what’s authentic and real.Getting and Giving Feedback

Step Four: Networking for Intraverts and Extraverts

How important is networking? Is it overrated in a society that takes multiple selfies and holds numerous online meetings? Why take the time to go to extra events, follow up on contacts and talk with people you really have very little interest in outside business?  Why Networking is Important, Networking for Intraverts and Extraverts

Step Five: Taking Personal Responsibility

Why do people play the blame game by blaming others, even when what happened was totally their fault? Part of the reason people blame others for a plan gone wrong is fear of consequences. If you find yourself blaming others more than taking responsibility, take the time now to do a little soul searching to discover why. Guilty of the Blame Game, Taking Personal Responsibility

Step Six: Benefits of Reading

Do the benefits of reading outweigh the issue of what and when to read? It may seem like actually reading a physical book, even on a portable device, is outdated in today’s day of YouTube videos, online games and lightening fast texts. Reading is a must for writers and artists! Benefits of Reading, Why Hal David Read

Step Seven: Importance of Reflection

Do you take time out for reflection and how important do you feel it is? The meaning of reflection is a time for serious thought, contemplation or consideration. It can include everything from meditation to taking a walk outdoors to clear your head and think. It is extremely important in today’s frantic pace and stress. Importance of Reflection

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DEBORAH JOHNSON: Provides tools for Women at Halftime who want to gain momentum, focus and success. Speaking, Concerts, In-Depth Workshops. Most recent book Bad Code: Overcoming Bad Mental Code That Sabotages Your Life! You can reach Deborah the following ways:Twitter:@DebJohnsonWorks • YouTube ; Facebook:; Websites:;


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About the author

DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., creator of Hero Mountain® and former president of Los Angeles National Speakers Association, is an international award-winning music artist, author, speaker and National Media Commentator. She also hosts the popular podcast "Women at Halftime." Deborah provides tools to create your ideal lifestyle and work at mid-career or during the halftime of life, getting unstuck. You can live your second half fulfilled, focused and free! Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she's an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. She is also the recipient of the Women's Economic Forum Exceptional Women of Excellence Award. Deborah is the author of multiple books, over twenty albums and musicals and speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.

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