Better yet – why should youlisten to a word I have to say?
Business Accolades• Top 1% of Chicago Realtors for Closed Volume 2006 -2011• Top 1% of Chicago Realtors for Closed Transactions 2006 - 2011• Top 10 Company Agents Closed Volume 2006 - 2011• Top 10 Company Agents Closed # of Transactions 2006 – 2011• Top 1% of Chicago Realtors for Lowest Days on Market• Top 1% of Company for Highest Sales to List Price Ratio• 5 Star Rated Agent on Yelp.com• 5 Star Rated Agent on Zillow.com• 20+ glowing endorsements on Linkedin.com• Hundreds of Happy Clients! (the most important one!) Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
According to Wikipedia.com – A goal is a desired result an animal or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor toreach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.
Common Types of Goals• Physical & Health Goals• Career Goals• Financial Goals• Relationships & Family Goals• Self Development & Spiritual Goals• Pleasure Goals• Social Goals Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
Why are goals important?• Clarity• Focus• Efficiency• Dreams• Increased Self-Confidence Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
Clarity You will have more clarity. You have to know where you want to go to get there. Settinggoals requires you to develop clarity. This is the first and most important step to creating a life that you love and want. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
Focus You will develop a stronger focus. If you have clear goals and focus on them, youwill get more of what you DO want and less of what you dont want. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
EfficiencyWhen you get clear about where you want togo, you set up steps and actions to get there.This increases your efficiency because you are working on what is really important. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
DreamsYou will get what you really want in life, rather than settling for whatever comes you way. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
Increased Self-ConfidenceAs you set and reach goals, you becomemore confident in your ability to do what you say and get what you want in life. Success breeds more successes. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
So can we now agree that setting goals is important?
The Hard Truth…• 23% of the population has no idea what they want from life, and as a result, do not have much.• 67% of the population has a general idea of what they want, but do not have plans for how to get it.• Only 10% of the population has specific, well- defined goals, but even then, 7:10 reach their goals only half the time.• The top 3% achieved their goals 89% of the time Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
The REALLY Hard Truth…• Meaning that 90% of people have no ideas or concrete plans for what they want out of life. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
Bad example: I want to lose weight.Good example: I want to lose 20 lbs byApril 15th, 2012. I will perform a halfhour of cardio and half hour ofstrength training per day, 5 times aweek and I will only eat starchycarbohydrates 3 times a week. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
Tips in Keeping Your Goals• Write it down.• Review daily, if not twice daily.• Track progress.• Reward successes.• Remain flexible.• Determine a good support system for accountability. Courtesy of NAR 2010 Member Profile
So that you know that I am not full of @#$%...
Here’s a snapshot my goals:1 Year 5 YearBuy a horse * Buy a 2nd horse*Compete 1/Month* Spend 2 weeks in FL competing*1 vacation a year Read more*Set up my LLC* Hire asst to manage tasks*Move into new office* Structure book of businessCommunication with Matt* Plan wedding*More Time with Matt* Get married*Hit Investment Numbers* Horse purchase*Hit Business Numbers* Hit Nest Egg GoalMore time with Extended Family* Spend Time with my Family
“Ive missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Ive lost almost 300 games. 26 times, Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.Ive failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan