Midyear Check and SMART Outcomes

Real Estate Agent with Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors BRE# 1053918

We're at Mid year.  Second Quarter is over.  Have you met your goals or outcomes for 2017 Year to Date?  Where ever you are in meeting your goals....  You may have outperformed them.  You may have reached them.  You man not have reached them.  Or worse...   You may not have CREATED any outcomes for the year.  

Know that we now have a new Quarter, a Clean Slate.  If you're that person who has exceeded your goals, there may be a desire to kick back, slow down.  If you have met your goals, you may just choose to chug along, keep going at the same pace.  And if you're a person who did NOT meet your goals, you may want to keep the same goals for the year, doubling your pace.  

As I said, you have a CLEAN SLATE.  Look at your outcomes for the year.  


     There is a way, using the NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques to truly energize the SMART Goals, giving way to even greater success.  That is a more interactive and creative way to put those outcomes into your future.  

For now, Create the remainder of the year, using the S.M.A.R.T GoalSetting Technique.  Create newly, then put action to it.  

     S - Specific

     M - Measureable

     A - Attainable

     R - Realistic

     T - Timebound


May the 2nd half of 2017 surpass the first!  If you need inspiration, take a look at this Youtube video of Simon Sinek, Start with Why.  Define your why, you have an even greater opportunity to achieve your SMART Outcome!


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Cindy Logan

Realtor - Investor - Mentor - Coach - Author - Speaker

Mark1 Real Estate


BRE# 1053918

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Comments (19)

Cindy Logan
Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors - Huntington Beach, CA

S.M.A.R.T Outcomes can be applied to any area of your life!  Professional, personal...  You can break it down even further.  Professional could include Time Management, Lead Generation, Follow-up, Sales closed....  etc.  Personal could include, yes, Time Management, Family time, Health and well being, Fun and Recreation, ..... etc.  However, all outcomes must come back to ACTION STEPS!  

Jul 04, 2017 01:21 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Congratulations on your feature. It is never too late to start again and hit our goals 

Jul 05, 2017 03:16 AM
Cindy Logan

Lisa, Thank you, and yes, you're right.  As long as we're not beating ourselves up for "failing".  Clean slate!  

Jul 05, 2017 08:26 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Cindy.  Congratulations on the feature.  Starting over has it's benefits.  Like getting up every morning, you never know what the day will bring

Jul 05, 2017 03:47 AM
Cindy Logan

James, Thank you.  I considered reminding everyone that we actually have a clean slate every day, every moment!  However, thought most could wrap their head around Quarterly and Midyear.  Eager to see what today brings!

Jul 05, 2017 08:28 AM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Good morning Cindy and thank you for a great kick in the butt for some who need to hit the restart button. 

Jul 05, 2017 04:50 AM
Cindy Logan

Sharon, you're welcome!  Clean slate, fresh start!  Ready, GO!  

Jul 05, 2017 08:29 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Goals can be reset and certain intervals, especially at the half year mark!!!

Where ever you are in meeting your goals....  You may have outperformed them.  You may have reachedthem.  You man not have reached them.  Or worse...   You may not have CREATED any outcomes for the year.  

Jul 05, 2017 05:26 AM
Cindy Logan


Jul 05, 2017 08:30 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Every opportunity is another chance to explore, adventure, tweak & enjoy

Jul 05, 2017 06:03 AM
Cindy Logan

Love exploration and adventure!  I took a training that stated:  I correct and continue!.  Richie, what did you write?

Jul 05, 2017 08:33 AM
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I forget how important adjusting your goals within the SMART framework can help with achieving them.  

Jul 05, 2017 06:24 AM
Cindy Logan

Sometimes, Margaret, we just need a reminder of what we KNOW!  A friend texted me recently and asked me where she got a quote.  The quote was:  "It's not when I have plenty of money I'll manage it.  It's once I start to manage it that I'll have plenty of money!"  I had forgotten that quote, and it was a gentle nudge!  Love, love, love reminders like that!

Jul 05, 2017 08:36 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Good post and good reminder to keep focused...

Jul 05, 2017 07:23 AM
Cindy Logan

Thank you, Nick & Trudy!  Yes, focus, persistence, and concerted ACTION!  

Jul 05, 2017 08:36 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Cindy great post and this is the time of year to re-group and refocus on goals. We've been using SMART for many years.

Jul 05, 2017 09:32 AM
Cindy Logan

Anna, that's very smart!    Seriously, I love using SMART goals.  Makes them much more attainable.  Have a great day!

Jul 05, 2017 10:19 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Congratulations on this motivational featured post! I loved it!!!

Jul 05, 2017 12:32 PM
Cindy Logan

Thans, Patricia!  Love being an inspiration!  

Jul 06, 2017 05:12 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations on your feature on such an important topic, Cindy! S.M.A.R.T. goalsetting makes so much sense for creating and reaching our goals - something I could improve on.


Jul 05, 2017 12:46 PM
Cindy Logan

Jeff, thanks and...  we can ALL improve on our goals.  CANI.  Continuous And NeverEnding Improvement.  

Jul 06, 2017 05:13 PM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on goal setting. It is important to set goals and work on getting them done. Some write them down others make a metal note of then each day. Finding what works best for you is important to get done. Look at each day set your goals and get them done. 

Jul 05, 2017 02:48 PM
Cindy Logan

Thanks, Laura!  

Jul 06, 2017 05:13 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cindy Logan great thoughts - and thanks for good wishes for the 2nd half. Yes, we all should do better, isn't it?

Jul 05, 2017 07:45 PM
Cindy Logan

No SHOULDS here!    Just pure contribution.  

Jul 06, 2017 05:14 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Cindy,

I think, I have the slow progress bit down. You are right, so long as you are moving in the right direction, it is still good.

Jul 05, 2017 09:36 PM
Cindy Logan

That is RIGHT, Dörte...  Forward

momentum.  Progress, not


Jul 06, 2017 05:16 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great post Cindy, it is time to take a day and review and update a few of my goals.


Jul 05, 2017 11:26 PM
Cindy Logan

Thank you, Bob!  Glad to be a contribution.

Jul 06, 2017 05:17 PM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Cindy, thanks for a great reminder: we all start with a clean slate.

Even if we exceeded our goals, we start a fresh period of time and should not be so satisfied with the past that we fail to set and reach new goals.

Jul 06, 2017 06:18 AM
Cindy Logan

You're welcome, John!  

Jul 06, 2017 05:18 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is "smart" to use word like this to create goal setting and top of the mind awareness. Our 5 core values are G.R.E.A.T.

Jul 06, 2017 06:44 AM
Cindy Logan

Joe, tell me more!  What does G.R.E.A.T. stand for?  

Jul 06, 2017 05:19 PM
Victoria Ray Henderson
The Buyer Brokerage - McLean, VA
Real Estate for Home Buyers

thank you Cindy! I really like the acronym SMART

Makes sense to follow it especially in this business! Have a great week

Jul 06, 2017 08:00 AM
Cindy Logan

Have a great week, Victoria!  And thank you!

Jul 06, 2017 05:19 PM
Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

It's important to set goals. By nature, some people are driven to achieve or exceed their goals, while others don't strive for results. Setting and following goals are the keys to success.

Jul 06, 2017 07:42 PM