Business Growth Series: Course 8
|Date:||Tuesday, Dec 12 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM|
|Location:||La Quinta Inn & Suites|
|Address:||1400 East Blvd.
Deer Park, TX 77536
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Course 8: SMART Goal Setting
Everyone talks about goal setting, but fewer than 3% of the entire population, create S.M.A.R.T. goals – and fewer still actually achieve the ones they set.
As we begin a new year, you should first create your S.M.A.R.T. goals for the year, in every facet of life:
1. Specific: Who, what, where, when, why and how. What are my specific desired outcomes?
Name them, exactly.
2. Measurable: If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Make sure you can quantify your tangible results.
3. Action-Oriented: Always write them down, in first person, moving towards your goal. For instance: “I will make 11 sales each month”.
4. Realistic: You must really believe the goal is attainable in your mind, and within your belief system.
5. Timely: Create your goals for the year, with sub-goals documented for each month, week and even day!
While you re at it, learn the “5-Step Goal Attainment Strategy”:
1. Have goals! I know it sounds funny, but there are many people less motivated than you in the world, who don’t have goals at all.
2. Write them down. It’s not good enough to have them rattling around in your head. Commit them to paper, and make sure they’re S.M.A.R.T.
3. Share them with (at least) one other person. You will feel more committed to them, when someone you care about, holds you accountable, and even reminds you of your commitments.
4. Carry them with you. Whether they’re in your pocket, wallet or purse, you’ll feel more committed when your commitments are always on your person.
5. Review them daily. Make a “goal review” part of your daily routine, like brushing your teeth. In fact, I have mine posted on my bathroom mirror (thank you Post It Notes), and reflect upon them (pun intended), at least once daily.