CONSOLIDATE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS AND SET NEXT YEAR'S GOALS

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There is only about six weeks left to the year and it is time to review this year's achievements and set next year's goals. This is as simple as ready, set, go. Yes, it is that simple although it is not easy. Let’s take it from the beginning and create our action plan.

A goal must be worthwhile to you and must motivate you. What are your biggest dreams? Do an inventory of your dreams and put them on paper. Visualize them and verbalize them. This will build the motivation to achieve your goal. If you have made goals in the past and have not achieved them one reason may be that you did not have a burning desire and, therefore, you were not driven to achieve them. New Year’s resolutions fall into this category many times.

When you think about your life, your daily journey, how well do you plan and organize it? Your life’s journey is the MOST important trip you will ever take. So why is it that we spend more time planning a two-week vacation than planning our life’s work? Our life’s work would include a balance between personal goals and career goals.

A balanced approach might include personal goals in areas such as mental development, ethics, family, physical, financial and social. The career and business goals might include the following: productivity, time management, people skills, and influencing skills.

Have you heard the term SMART Goals? Let me introduce WHYSMART Goals as follows:

W – Goals should be Written.

H – Goals should be Harmonious with you purpose and dreams in life.

Y – Goals must be Yours and reflect your personal vision and burning desire.

S – Goals must be Specific. Vague goals cause confusion and frustration.

M – Goals must be Measurable. Attain annual sales of 4 million dollars is a measurable goal; developing a goal of increased sales is vague and not at all measurable.

A - Attainable goals spark excitement and action. Goals that are beyond reach produce frustration and discouragement. Attainable goals should also provide a challenge.

R – Goals must be Realistically high and results oriented. Challenging goals stimulate creativity and commitment.

T – Goals must be Time bound. Goals that do not specify target dates have a tendency to get lost. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Hunt

If you do not set “achievement dates” for your goals you’ll get caught in the trap of “someday.” As in, “Someday, I’ll do that.”

Look at your calendar. You will find: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. What you will not find is Someday. So not only does someday never come, it doesn’t exist!

 

Getting Started

WHYSMART is an excellent criterion to make sure that you are maximizing the goal setting process to your professional and personal advantage. Make sure that all of your goals, tangible and intangible as well as short or long-term, are evaluated against WHYSMART, and you will see a distinct difference in your ability to accomplish anything you desire. For a similar post on our web site please see START ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS NOW.

Would you like to turn your goals into results now?

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Re-Blogged 2 times:

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  1. Roy Kelley 11/20/2018 03:00 PM
  2. Gabe Sanders 12/05/2018 10:00 PM
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Rainmaker
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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
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Thank you Grant for reminding me.  I started my set of goals last week and have let them sit.  Gotta get back to them.  Best wishes to you and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

 

Nov 20, 2018 11:29 AM #27
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Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
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California Homes for Sale in the East Bay

I set my goals, create an action plan, and make sure to keep myself on track. This is a great reminder, thanks Grant!

Nov 20, 2018 11:30 AM #28
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Debbie Reynolds
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SMART goal setting is the only way to go. Next year will be a pivotal year. I am looking forward to it.

Nov 20, 2018 07:47 PM #29
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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We are polishing our plans for next year and are very excited about pursuing new opportunities with our new brokerage.

Nov 21, 2018 04:30 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Jerry - glad to remind you about them.

Elisa - good time to take a look at them.  I think it is important.

Debbie - this is pivotal for me in 2019 also.

Sally and David - I sure it will be a year of opportunity.

Nov 21, 2018 05:23 AM #31
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Anne Corbin
Fritz Realty LLC - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

I've learned 2 new things today - the first was from Liz and Bill Spear and now this! Thanks again.

Nov 21, 2018 05:52 AM #32
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Anne - thanks for letting me know that.  Have a great day.

Nov 21, 2018 05:53 AM #33
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant, I am up at the cabin with friends for thanksgiving.   We have 4 cabins rented and I spend two days always working on next year marketing pla

Nov 21, 2018 08:35 AM #34
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I am working on my marketing plan now.  Thank you for the WHYSMART plan!!! This was a great reminder.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 21, 2018 11:55 AM #35
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Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
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Plans being put into effect now will have the most time set aside for them.  It's nice to attack these sorts of developments early in the off season.  

Nov 21, 2018 02:21 PM #36
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Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
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Hi Grant, I'm 100% with you on setting goals.  About this time, I start setting goals for next year.  Of course, I hope to continue to exceed the sales I did the past year by at least 10 percent.

Nov 21, 2018 05:38 PM #37
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Will - what a great idea.  A Thanksgiving retreat.

Diana - this is a good time to be doing it.

Kevin - yes, off season is the perfect time.

Matthew - with a plan in place that will happen.

Nov 22, 2018 05:49 AM #38
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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As my coach used to say, "If you don't have a plan, you don't have a business!" Most agents think they can just fly by the seat of their pants and then wonder why they don't grow. Their businesses stay the same year after year and it's sad because if they had your WHY SMART plan set, they'd see incredible growth!

Love this, Grant and congratulations on the feature. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nov 24, 2018 03:21 PM #39
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Grant Schneider
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Debe - all so true about failing to plan. Thanks.

Nov 26, 2018 04:59 AM #40
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant, I need to re read this post five more times and maybe some of it will sink in:) I am still busy trying to do things before the end of the year and have not focused on a plan for next year yet, Endre

Nov 30, 2018 11:41 PM #41
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Endre - that is the same for me.  All those EOY things can really consume time.

Dec 02, 2018 06:44 AM #42
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Grant! Just popping by to say that I hope you have a great week ahead! Plans are done and I'm READY for 2019!! 

Dec 02, 2018 07:24 PM #43
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Debe - I have an action packed week ahead.  Here's to 2019!

Dec 03, 2018 05:33 AM #44
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Gabe Sanders WHYSMART is a great formula to follow when setting you 2019 goals.... everyone needs goals...

Dec 06, 2018 03:51 AM #45
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Grant Schneider
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Barbara - yes indeed we do.

Dec 06, 2018 09:47 AM #46
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