Five minute guide to acheiving your goals

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827

Write down quantified goals.

Daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals and annual goals.

Develop a task list required for the attainment of each goal.

Share your goals with others you trust, people who care about you and want you to succeed. They are your inner circle.

Review your accomplishments against your stated goals, daily, weekly, monthly, annually.

Share your progress with your inner circle, be brutally honest with yourself.

Stay accountable to yourself and to your inner circle.

This roadmap may take you a few minutes to read, but a lifetime to implement. Have plenty of interim goals that are fun and satisfying.

Enjoy the journey.

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Dave Halpern, Realtor

The Dave Halpern Real Estate Group

Keller Williams Realty Louisville East


(502) 664-7827



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Comments (11)

Steve Simer
Moving to Bossier City Call(318)218-2824

Kinda like my diet plan. ;o)

Feb 27, 2011 04:20 PM
Danell Estrada
Highlands Ranch Appraisals, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO

This is a good guide, I find it hard to keep up with the daily goals.

Feb 27, 2011 04:21 PM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Dave, I always write a list of everything I need to do for the week. If, for some reason I don't get to it, I add to the next day...

Feb 27, 2011 04:22 PM
John Michailidis
Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee - Sarasota, FL
Real Property Management of Sarasota & M


I tried it six-minutes ago and I'm still fat and stupid Dave! ;-)

Feb 27, 2011 04:24 PM
Kim Darling
Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461 - Fresno, CA
CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes

I think if your struggling with meeting your goals, you need to really simplify and make them attainable so you find some success, otherwise, if you are the type that is hard on yourself, then you will beat yourself up about it and feel guilty and it can get in the way of being successful. Break them down  and then build upon your successes. This is a tough business right now, and many are going through tough times, so it's imporant to have some positives going on. 

Feb 27, 2011 04:28 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Dave, thanks for the list. Writing down my goals is something I struggle with. I have them in my head, but I know until I write them down, they can be harder to achieve.

Feb 27, 2011 04:33 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

As a goal oriented person in just about everything I do, I agree 100%.

If I send out 1 referral today, I need to send out 3 tomorrow to achieve my goal of 2 a day.

If I shoot 20 birds in a round of trap, my goal is to shoot 21 in the next round. 

Goals are good.


Feb 27, 2011 11:09 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Steve - LOL. Eating is too much fun. There may be an exemption for that.

Danell - Break the goals down to smaller tasks required to attain the goal. Make it a goal to complete at least one of those smaller tasks, and voila! You just moved closer to attaining that goal.

Lauren - Smaller tasks is the key to keep the momentum up towards the attaining the goal. Documenting your list and checking off task completion keeps you energized and motivated.

SaraMana - LOL. Humor helps lighten up the journey.

Kim - exactly!

Pamela - Writing them down is a great release. It adds so much clarity and peace of mind. A goal system is very complex and abstract - until it's written down. If you develop a list of tasks that advance you towards the attainment of the bigger goal, each task brief and doable, you than magically have a trackable and fun project plan. It's fun because you can check off task accomplishments every day.

Lenn - LOL about the rounds of trap. Could you post a picture of you shooting? I'll suggest it to be featured! Yes, goals rule. One step at a time and before you know it, you're there!

Feb 27, 2011 11:39 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Lenn at PG Range

Feb 28, 2011 12:04 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert


Awesome! The caption should be "Warning! This is how I protect my copyrighted material"

Feb 28, 2011 12:12 AM
Valerie Sagheddu
Apostle Art Home Staging & Design - Stroudsburg, PA
~Home Staging Professional, Poconos, PA

I am ready!! I have not been writing goals and so ...surprise...I haven't met them!!! So simple but like you said...can take a lifetime to implement!!

Mar 08, 2011 11:06 PM

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