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Bringing Your Social Media “A” Game

by koku_jin
Social media is becoming increasingly necessary for modern businesses just as it is becoming increasingly complex. While there are so many written and unwritten rules and best practices to observe when it comes to social media, there are also a few essentials for building a better social media presence many small business owners might not know about, like these. Get the Right Tools for the Job The goal of working with social media is to work smarter; not harder. That means you sometimes need to invest in the right social media tools to make your social media endeavors pay off with minimal […]

How to Set New Year Resolutions that Work (the missing ingredient)

by koku_jin
“Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” ~Anonymous You’ve probably heard it before—if not, you’ve likely experienced it yourself: New Year Resolutions just don’t work! I have a different take. Very few people actually set New Year Resolutions. In fact, I’ll even go so far as to say that very few people have ever set a New Year’s Resolution. Certainly, countless millions have wished for better outcomes in the New Year. They hope New Year Dreams come true. Many even initiate a considerable amount of effort in their early pursuit. But that’s […]

4 Ways to Know Your Goals Are Too Small  

by mind development scholar
When deciding on long- and short-term goals, perhaps the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fable best exemplifies a healthy process. If you aim too high, not attaining them can be too hot. Aim too low, and your motivation could get cold. Setting the best goals for your needs is a lot like serving porridge, it needs to be just right. That being said, there is no right recipe or perfect temperature that works for everyone. Goals, like porridge, is not a one type fits all product. The happy medium goal for each of us can be vastly different from that […]

How to Smash Your Ambitious Goal in 30 Days

by personal development journalist
You can do incredible things in 30 days. Many of us only do a fraction of what is possible because of our thinking, our planning, and the obstacles that throw us off course. But what if you could plan for all that? Last month, I challenged myself to accomplish an ambitious goal in 30 days. Without any idea how I’d do it, I challenged myself to make an extra $1,000 in one month. I used 6 simple steps to get me to my goal. The result? I didn’t just hit it, I smashed it. I made more than $1,500 in […]

Getting SMART with Your Sales Goals

by personal development journalist
Achieve Results by Setting the Right Sales Goals Sales is all about achieving results, but how are you going to get there? Reaching a destination requires directions, and achieving results requires goal-setting. After all, how can you track your progress or celebrate success if you don’t know what you are hoping to accomplish? Goal setting improves performance: One 2015 study by psychologist Gail Matthews at Dominican University revealed that participants who actually wrote down their goals performed 33% better than those who did not. The world of psychology is filled with similar findings which emphasize the connection between goals and […]

Take Charge of Your Business: Set SMART Goals

by personal development journalist
Setting clear goals for your company is a key business performance strategy. They should serve as the foundation of your original business plan and the compass for your organization as it moves forward. The most effective goals create clarity of purpose and outline objectives to strive for. To set the right goals for your company, use SMART, a powerful mnemonic for Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, and Time-bound. 1. Specific To be practical, business goals must be clearly defined. The easiest way to make them specific is by answering the basics of “how”, “who”, “what”, “when”, “where” and “why”. 2. […]

Get SMART: Help Employees Write More Effective Performance Goals

by personal development journalist
Goal-setting is a critical part of the performance review process. But unrealistic or vague goals can frustrate employees, killing their motivation and productivity. Goals should be written so they’re specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART). This practice leaves little to the imagination and provides clear communication between employees and supervisors. What are SMART goals? SMART goals are those that are: Specific – It includes the who, what, when, where and how. Measurable – A numeric or descriptive measure that defines quantity, quality, cost, etc. Achievable – A goal that is within the employees’ control and influence. Relevant – A […]