2017 Goals: SMART Goals for the Upcoming Year

Through the magic of the search bar, I read some of my past posts about goals. It was fun to look back and see what I’ve accomplished, and it was less fun to see which goals slipped through the cracks.

When doing a Google search for “goals”, the first entry that comes up discusses SMART goals, which stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. I noticed that when the goals were met these criteria, I had better success at reaching them.

With that in mind, here are some of my goals for the coming year.

-          Currently, we represent approximately 3.8m sf of space within our landlord portfolio, including a few long-term subleases. The goal for 2017 is to grow that number to 5m sf, but to be strategic in our new assignments. We have a new team member joining us in January, so we will have bandwidth to add the right buildings to our portfolio.

-          One new multi-market tenant rep account by the end of 2017.

-          Assist each team member win one new assignment by acting in a strategic oversight role, allowing them to take the lead and keeping in mind the Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

-          Read 10 books. Many that know me, especially my father, would tell you that this is a funny goal because I don’t read books. However, the Bruce Springsteen autobiography was a must read. I realized while making my way through the book that you can’t multitask while reading. I’ve since read three other books, including The Go-Giver, which I will write about in a future post, and I now find it very relaxing. I have ten books picked out for the coming year including Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, among others. If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

-          I have also recently started using The Seven Minute Workout app. Again, for those that know me, I hate to exercise, but seven minutes is a manageable amount of time. My goal is to log 150 workouts in 2017 using the app.

I have also started a game within our team. Each team member shares their goals with the group and it becomes the team’s responsibility for everyone to achieve their goals. I am hoping that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, or, in other words, that 1+1 = 3. I have found that when I am accountable to others, I put forth a greater effort. So, the game will help me log a workout when I don’t want to because if I don’t, I will be letting the team down.

Each past post about goals has mentioned that if you aren’t getting better, you’re getting worse. I also hope to improve my writing on NeuerSpace and increase my presence in the CRE Tech space, but those don’t qualify as SMART goals.

What are some of your goals for 2017? If you are reading this and I can help you achieve any of your goals for the coming year, please let me know. I would love to help!

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!