Taking a fresh look at your professional goals for 2013 will help you continue your momentum through the rest of the year. Start by assessing the year to date, then review and revise and then create a clear, measurable plan.
ASSESS THE LAST SIX MONTHS
Start with assessing the last six months. In January, what goals did you set for yourself to achieve by July? Have you achieved them, have you surpassed them or have you missed them? Take note of what held you back or propelled you forward. Also take note of any major changes that could affect your goals.
REVIEW AND REVISE YOUR GOALS FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS
Using what you just learned about your success in the first half of the year, are your goals for the second half still applicable? Or should you revise them? Are the number of goals you have set manageable?
Take note of what you know worked in the first half of the year and outline how you plan to apply that to the second half. For example, is there a process you use that is inefficient or unnecessary? Commit to eliminating it or overhauling it. Is there a skill you lack that you know will help you in your business? Add learning that skill to your goals.
CREATE YOUR PLAN FOR THE REST OF 2013
Now that you’ve revised your goals for the remainder of 2013, clearly define each goal in a way you can easily measure. Start by identifying key performance indicators that will help you measure your success. Next, establish daily, weekly and monthly benchmarks. Finally, put in place a system to easily track your KPIs and benchmarks. A simple spreadsheet or calendar may be enough for you, or you can use an app like Objectiveli
John Goodpaster is a Loan Officer in the Residential Real Estate Industry