I don’t know about you, but my mind has been consumed with planning for 2018! Specifically, I have been asking myself “how I can grow my business in the new year?” The biggest question I have been asking myself is “What are the activities that I need to be involved in to grow the business and how can I tell if those activities will work and are working?” Almost like kismet, I stumbled over the SMART acronym while surfing social media. While it is not a new idea, it is definitely a timely one!
If you are not familiar with the SMART acronym, here is how it breaks down as it applies to business and goal setting:
S – Specific (make your goal is clear and not ambiguous)
M – Measurable (how will you measure your results to ensure you have reached your goal?)
A – Attainable (make sure the goal is something realistic, something you can achieve)
R – Relevant (does the goal make sense for your business and your business plan?)
T – Time-Bound (how long will it take you to achieve your goal or what deadline did you assign to this goal?)
This acronym is a favorite as it reminds me to be laser focused when planning my goals for 2018. Each goal I set for 2018 will need to be SMART. Each letter of the acronym will be filled out in order for it to be considered a serious goal for 2018. To do that, I created a 2018 SMART planner that I am excited to share with you! You can download the planner and complete SMART for each goal you plan to achieve in 2018.
To get your SMART planner, click HERE.