S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; What is a S.M.A.R.T. GOAL?


Today’s Tip – S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; What is a S.M.A.R.T. GOAL?

This week we have decided on writing about some basic goal setting. It occurs to me that we should have done this prior to New Years so you could get some assistance with your resolutions, but we didn’t. If you would like to take those resolutions though and rework them to fit into a proper goal format, we can certainly do that.

Goals are simple things, achieving them takes effort. In order to help you reach your goals, there are many different acronyms and ways to go about remembering them. I like S.M.A.R.T., which can be broken down several ways I use Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time bound. Actionable you could see replaced with attainable and achievable but to me those both fall under realistic so stick with Actionable. It is not the first goal-setting acronym I learned, but it is the most effective for me. Let’s start today with Specific!

Specific: Being specific helps to narrow your focus to the essential elements. Some things to keep in mind.
Who: This will usually be you unless you have employees. Then it could be one of them. Use a name, though remember to be specific.
What: What is it you want them to do?
Where: Where is this going to take place?
When: When will it happen, for how long?
Why: What is the purpose, why are you doing this?

Here is a great example of a really awful goal: “Get in Shape!” I bet several of you used that for your new year’s resolution. It’s vague, unspecific and won’t work. A specific goal would have said. “Join XYZ Gym in Springfield by the 3rd of January and sign up to go three days per week.” I’m sure you can see the difference between the two goals. One of them is a good goal and one of them is a dream, and a bad one at that. Simply saying I want to get in shape is no different then saying I want to be rich or I want to be famous. We all want things, the question is what will you do to get them. Might I suggest setting goals as a way to help you get to where you’re aiming.

So there you are folks. Go look at your resolutions again and make sure they are specific. Tomorrow will be brought to you by the letter “M”, “M” is for measurable

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Our mission is to bring reality to your dreams by being an affordable all inclusive production company for every type of venture and those who wish to find success in their possibilities. In 1996 BBR Productions Inc., began which was strictly an illustration company working with local illustrators and comic book company’s. In 1997 BBR Productions Inc., expanded adding audio recordings, graphic and web design, photography and mass marketing. BBR Productions Inc., first major client was TENEbRAE although other bands were signed on to the company roster for marketing and graphic design layouts. During 2000 BBR Productions Inc., began setting up small local shows and organizing large musical events featuring national acts throughout the Tri-state area. Working with musical acts, comedians and actors BBR Productions Inc., expanded yet again to more of an all inclusive entertainment company. In 2007 Began doing more with direct consultation, helping others create opportunities as well as managing more acts. 2008 marked the 1st annual Laughter is the cure show, helping raise money for foundations such as "Multiple Sclerosis Foundation" and various "Cancer Foundations". Soon to be on its 5th year. In 2013 BBR Productions Inc., opened its offices on Long Island NY allowing space to do in house seminars helping others realize their dreams with the help of people who have already been there. On October 3rd, BBR Productions Inc., will open their second office in Holbrook growing from 1,000 square feet to 3,800 square feet.
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2 Responses to S.M.A.R.T .Goals!; What is a S.M.A.R.T. GOAL?

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