What are your goals for your career? For your life? We like to use the S.M.A.R.T. method to break down large goals into smaller pieces. As you check off each shorter goal, they begin to snowball and eventually you have attained the larger one!
Here’s a great example from Mindy Santo, our Mentoring Coordinator, who wants to promote our mentoring program. Her goal: Increase awareness of Momentum’s mentoring program by featuring topics on our social media platforms reaching readers within and outside our network to help women progress toward their goals of skills development, like; leadership, professional presence, or entrepreneurship within their organizations.
Mindy’s SMART goal breakdown:
S-pecific increase awareness of Momentum’s Mentoring program through our social media platforms
M-easurable reach goal by end of Q1
A-ttainable increase our Mentor and Mentee pool of candidates by 20%
R-elevant reach readers within and outside our network to help women progress toward their goals of skills development, like; leadership, professional presence, or entrepreneurship within their organizations
T-ime-bound feature one topic every Thursday on the benefits of mentoring
By defining Mindy’s mission, she is able to tackle her goal one piece at a time and hit her target.
“Mentoring has touched me in so many ways. From the gift of personally being mentored so I could do my thing, to connecting with courageous women who want to be mentored because they want to do their thing — no matter if they’re moving up, out, or laterally — and finally to the exceptional Mentors who are willing to help their Mentees accomplish those things (who may surprisingly get something in return!). All of these people have special meaning.”
The courage to show up, open up, and give yourselves grace during the moments of discomfort
Setting expectations AND meeting them
An unexpected mutual exchange between Mentee AND Mentor
Bringing you’re A-game to serve AND be served
A selfless act of generosity
Fulfilling and SO worthwhile
Paying it forward
Realizing you are a step ahead of someone with your life experience, and that you all have skills and talents in certain areas that can be beneficial to someone else
Have you challenged yourself to reach a goal? Do you need a little guidance? Momentum’s Mentoring Program may be a perfect fit for you to help you climb to your highest potential. Check out our website or reach out for more information!