Assessing Your Mid-Year SMART Goals

Welcome to June! If you’re feeling the way we are, we can’t believe we’re halfway through 2019. The year mid-point is always a good time for reassessing how you are doing in reaching for and achieving your goals that you set in motion for your private practice or nutrition business at the start of this year.

You may have determined that this would be the year you would accept health insurance on behalf of your clients. Or you may have decided that 2019 is the year in which you’ll increase your revenue by 25 percent. Whatever your SMART goals are, now is a good time to revisit them to see if you’re well on your way to meeting your goals by your deadline, or whether you need to put tactics in place to help you move toward achieving them. If you haven’t already, make a list of actionable steps you can take to help you achieve your goals – do you need to take a class? Do you need to try new marketing tactics to grow your business? Do you need to create a budget?

An important facet of the SMART goal format is taking time periodically to check in. This not only enhances the likelihood of reaching your goals (and helping your clients achieve theirs) but allows you to adjust them if necessary. This is especially true regarding the timeline: for example, if a goal set for July is achieved in June, then perhaps it is time to set a more ambitious goal with a September deadline! 

These periodic check-ins allow for a frank and honest evaluation of progress and can serve as motivation moving forward. It’s important to remind yourself that pushing yourself to grow is important but difficult. Occasional slip-ups happen, and that’s ok! What’s important is having an idea of what’s going well and where there are opportunities for professional growth. 

As always, at Healthy Bytes, we’re always available to help you boost your private practice profitability – reach out to us to learn more!

Do you use the SMART goal-setting format for your nutrition business or private practice? Comment below!