It’s the beginning of the year, a time when many of us set goals for our businesses and personal lives. However, many people will forget about these goals within a few months because they haven’t made SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific and written, Measurable, have an Achievable outcome, are Realistic in time and skill and are Time-based. These goals tap into your strengths to help you achieve the numbers you want to this year in regards to closings, leads and referrals. Here’s how to set them.
1. Picture success. Visualization is a powerful tool that allows you to focus on the most important aspects of success. It’s more than choosing an arbitrary number to shoot for—it involves seeing how achieving your goals will impact your life. When you take the time to see every detail of the future you’d like to live, it can motivate you to achieve your goals.
2. Break it down. Goals are easier to achieve when they’re broken down into smaller pieces. Break down your large goals into smaller goals, including 10-day goals and 3 month goals. Think of these goals as milestones that will keep you motivated and will make achieving your goals a bit easier.
3. Track. We can’t stress enough the importance of tracking. When you document your activities and results, you create a clearer picture of your progress and provide motivation when you need it most.
We created Referral Maker® CRM to make it easy and fun to work by referral. Referral Maker allows you to do more than document your connections with your database, you can track your activities, plan your business and even set and manage goals for your business and life. Visit ReferralMaker.com to learn more and get on track to achieve your goals this year.
Have you created SMART Goals?
We’re huge advocates of goal setting here at Buffini & Company. We not only advise setting goals for your business; we also endorse setting goals for all areas of your life. After all, living the good life includes all parts of your life—family, financial, personal, spiritual and business. Here are three reasons why it’s important to create SMART goals in your life. Continue reading
Now you can set goals in all areas of your life.
We’re big advocates of goal setting. If you’ve been to any Buffini & Company real estate event, you’ve left at the end of the day with written goals in hand. While it’s vital to set goals for your business, it’s also important to set goals for the other areas of your life as well. After all, setting goals and tracking your progress are the only ways to turn your dreams into reality. Referral Maker® real estate CRM now makes it even easier to create and track goals in all five areas of your life—spiritual, family, business, financial and personal. Continue reading
Boost your chances of reaching your goals by creating S.M.A.R.T. ones.
We all want to achieve success. When you ask a person about their goals, the chances are good that that they mention success, whether it’s to run a successful business, to become a success in their profession or to raise successful children. However, wanting success isn’t enough. Success takes hard work, persistence and a bit of perspiration. Here are a few tips to help you become successful. Continue reading
in order to have the most impact, make sure you track your activities.
Want to achieve large goals? Start with one small change. Yes, you read that correctly. One small change can lead to big success. Unfortunately, when most people create goals, they immediately start making huge changes. If they want to lose 10 pounds, they cut sugar, chocolate and soda completely out of their diets. If they want to boost their closed transactions, they go all out, spending all day calling their databases. While this motivation is great in the beginning, it’s not sustainable over the long run because it sets you up for burnout and failure. However, by making small changes and building upon them, you’re in a better position to make permanent long-term changes that will foster your success. Here are five reasons why small changes are better: Continue reading