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Smart Goals - Why You Need Them and How to Create Them


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This presentation was provided to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix Mentoring Program. If you'd like me to speak to your business organization about SMART goals, you can contact me at

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Smart Goals - Why You Need Them and How to Create Them

  1. 1. SMART Goals Because we are all smart…
  2. 2. Goals for Today 1. Determine the difference between a wish and a goal 2. Write SMART goals that are appropriate for our business 3. Implement our goals and remove them from our wish list 4. Enjoy ourselves while dreaming, wishing and converting those to goals
  3. 3. NAWBO Mentor Program 09/16
  4. 4. 80 percent of people never set goals for themselves. Of the 20% of the population that does set goals, roughly 70 percent fail to achieve the goals they have set Of the 20% that do write down goals, only 20% regularly review them 3 percent of the American population set goals consistently, and are among the wealthiest people in the country
  5. 5. 1. Your goals should be for something you really want. To set a goal for something someone else wants, is often a recipe for failure. 2. Your goals need to support one another, one cannot contradict or stand in the way of achieving another. 3. Successful goals are written in the positive 4. Successful goals are detailed 5. Successful goals are WRITTEN DOWN!
  6. 6. Writing our goals down and reviewing them regularly is critical to the success of the goals. Find a prominent place to post your goals as a continual reminder.
  7. 7. Specific Measurable Achievable or Attainable Relevant and Realistic Timely and Tangible
  8. 8. Specific Measurable and Meaningful Appropriate Realistic and Relevant Time Limit or Deadline
  9. 9. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance: Laura Varner 713.299.7980 480.781.2428
  10. 10. Slide 5 References goals.html NAWBO Mentor Program 09/16