Goal Setting - How to plan for success

Reblogger Will Hamm
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Most of you know I am all into goals.  I aways say a goal without a plan is just a wish.  Joseph Doohan came up with a great blog for us here in the rain.

Original content by Joseph Doohan

If you do not set goals for your business, you will not have a clear direction or targets to achieve.

Around us, we see others excelling, scaling their businesses and doing better and better. What makes them so special?

Well, it’s all down to having a plan. 


In this post I am going to talk about goal setting.


What is goal setting?

Goal setting is super simple. It’s merely setting yourself objectives or benchmarks to reach and aim for. Set targets and when they are to be achieved. For example "sell 5 properties this month".


Why do we set goals?

Without goals, we cannot grow. It’s impossible. Everyone has dreams – but they will remain as dreams unless you implement goals.


How do I set myself goals?

  • Start with the big picture – whether that’s the size of your team, the money in your account or the salary you want to achieve.
  • Break this big goal down into years, then months, then weeks. 



What makes a good goal?

In lots of different industries, they talk about SMART goals:

S – Specific – Get really detailed on your goals, especially if they involve figures.

M – Measurable – How will know you’ve achieved it? Quantify any goal you set.

A – Attainable – Don’t put something in your lap that’s way too difficult (like buying a private jet next week!)

R – Relevant – Is your goal right for your industry? Does it work within your current lifestyle?

T – Time Bound – Like we said earlier, give it an end date or it’ll roll on forever!



Tips for goal setting:


Set aside time to check in. Keep a space in your weekly diary to check in on your goals – see if they still work for you and how close you’re getting to achieving them.


Tell people your goals! If you want to instigate a particular business relationship or aim for exposure in a certain way, let it be known! You’ll be surprised how many people want to help someone hit their goals!


Celebrate when you win! If you achieve a goal on time, celebrate it! Teach yourself that working towards goals feels good and you’ll have no issue with implementing it again in the future.


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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I set up at least 3 goals for every day. It keeps me focused and also gives me a sense of accomplishment...

Happy Thursday and many positive thoughts to you and yours Will Hamm 

Mar 26, 2020 10:28 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Will This is a focused and important post. Have a good day Will.

Mar 26, 2020 10:31 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul,  I have my book The Essebtial Planner for real estate agent  success in 10 minutes a day by Melissa Zavala that i use everyday.


Mar 26, 2020 10:51 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Sheila,  You are so right.


Mar 26, 2020 10:52 AM #4
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

I don't know how people live without goal setting since I've been addicted to setting goals my whole life.. great post for a re-blog. 

Mar 26, 2020 12:43 PM #5
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Thanks for sharing this post Will Hamm My goals these days is to stay focus & optimist. Stay healthy my friend

Mar 26, 2020 02:11 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Will Hamm - we do this in the beginning of the year but everyone should be doing it again right now.

Mar 26, 2020 03:31 PM #7
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I am a goal setter.  I generally keep the goal in my head and don't make it visual, but it's there.

Mar 26, 2020 10:09 PM #8
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Great re-blog, Will. I agree with goal setting ideas above. I am working on a plan of action to deal with our present circumstances.

Mar 27, 2020 11:43 AM #9
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great reblog Will...I hope you and your family are safe and healthy!

Mar 29, 2020 07:22 AM #10
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