Journey Playbook: Goals are Great, Systems are Better!

Journey Playbook: Goals are Great, Systems are Better!

Let's start of the new year with this quote from James Clear: 'Goals are good for setting a direction but systems are best for making progress.'

As a goal-oriented team leader, I have always set lofty goals for myself and the team at Journey Real Estate and our process has evolved over time. Rather than writing down arbitrary goals that live on a document you shove away in your desk each year, I encourage team members to embody their goals and reverse engineer them into quarterly goals (or "rocks" as we call them). Ultimately, it becomes about the process versus the outcome. In order to capitalize on our quarterly rocks, we have systems in place along with warm accountability on a weekly basis.

We have adopted a one-page business plan through the EOS System (see the book Traction) and have found it incredible helpful to move the ball forward in our business.

Here are some other great systems to consider when it comes to reaching your real estate goals.

  1. The SMART goal-setting system: This is a widely-used framework for setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals. By adhering to the SMART criteria, goals are more likely to be attainable and effective in driving progress.

  2. The Eisenhower Matrix: This system helps individuals to prioritize tasks by dividing them into four quadrants based on their urgency and importance. The matrix helps individuals to focus on important tasks that are also urgent, while also identifying tasks that can be delegated or deferred.

  3. The Pomodoro Technique: This is a time management system that is designed to increase productivity by breaking work into short, focused intervals (typically 25 minutes) separated by short breaks. The technique is based on the idea that the mind can stay focused on a task for only a limited period of time before needing a break.

  4. The Kaizen method: It’s a Japanese method for continuous improvement, in particular, this method is used in manufacturing and production plants. The focus of Kaizen is on eliminating waste, improving efficiency, and streamlining operations.

  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: This is a self-improvement system developed by Stephen Covey, which is focused on developing personal and professional effectiveness. The 7 habits are : Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.

At Journey Real Estate, our over-arching goal is to improve lives through real estate. How can we server more clients at a higher level and create raving fans along the way. When buying or selling a home in Marin or Sonoma County, we are often working with what is our clients' largest asset and that isn't something we take lightly.

How can we help you achieve your real estate goals this year? At Journey Real Estate, we show you "The Road Best Traveled!".

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