One of our most popular posts of the year was our first blog Are You Setting SMART Goals for Your Medical Billing Office in 2011?. We talked about setting goals for 2011 that were SMART: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Timely.
We’re more than half way through the year and for most businesses, the summer time is a slow period. Well we think it’s a good time to pull out your SMART goals and do some thinking.
This is our third blog on the subject because we believe that setting SMART Goals is key to business success. We’re not alone. Business coaching experts like entrepreneur mentor Ali Brown who teaches women around the world to grow a profitable business recently wrote a blog post about setting SMART goals
Look at the goals you set in the beginning of the year. How close have you come to hitting them? Did you lay out a clear action plan and are you working that plan?
If you’re year isn’t going the way you’d like, take a look at where you strayed from your plans. Don’t get discouraged. Regroup, and do what you can to get back on track.
If things are going according to plan, let’s look at how you want to close out the year. Read relevant articles, plan meetings for the Fall. Do what you can to end strong.
Now don’t stop there. This is also a good time to get a jump start on setting your goals for next year. What will 2012 hold for you? What are your plans when your current year SMART goals pay off?
Break through, Don’t let the lazy days of summer catch you in its haze.