After determining that your goal is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) you have to say to yourself, “How am I going to make it happen.”
No matter what goal you are trying to achieve, you will have to determine what your objectives are, and what activities you will engage in to help you meet those objectives. You will also have to determine what outcomes you expect to measure alongside those activities as you move towards your target date. Continue reading “How to Make a Plan to Achieve Your Goals”
Before you attempt to take on any goal, you must ask yourself do you have what you need to be successful in achieving that goal. A SWOT Analysis is a tool that helps you do just that.
SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A SWOT Analysis a valuable tool that will give you a thorough lay of the land in which you operate. It will give you the knowledge you need to make sure you can properly lay out your goal game plan. Continue reading “How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Personal Goals”
Have you ever said that there was something that you wanted to do, something that you wanted to have, or somewhere you wanted to go but never saw anything come of it? It’s nice to have dreams. To envision yourself in a better place, doing better things, or just being better, is wonderful.
Our dreams help us lay the foundation for where we want to go. However, if you never take the time to create a plan of action around your dreams, you aren’t setting goals, and goals are what you need if you want to turn your dreams into reality. Continue reading “How to Set SMART Goals for Your Life”
Recently, I presented on this topic at the inaugural Ladies, Luggage and Lipstick conference in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a phenomenal experience! I was shocked by the number of attendees who had an interest in my specific topic. Normally, I’m presenting on topics like strategic planning, personal branding, monitoring, and evaluation, or some other rather heavy topic. However, this conference was targeted at preparing women of color who might be thinking about traveling abroad to take the plunge.
I’ve been stuck one too many times having to carry my luggage all by myself great distances and up and down flights of stairs. There have been times when I’ve had to turn down last-minute treks because I had too many things to carry. There have also been times when I didn’t have the right items in my luggage. Either, I had too much of the wrong things or not enough of the right things.
Continue reading “Nomadic Diva: How to Travel Light and Look Good”