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This is the time of year where we make plans and set goals for R&A and ourselves. I believe it is wise to set attainable goals and work toward meeting those goals. I believe it helps to share those goals so that we can keep each other accountable. This is a quick guide to setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals for 2017.

Start by brainstorming and limit yourself to two to four goals in the beginning so you can stay focused. As you gain more experience with goals, most people can manage a maximum of about six goals at a time.

Think about want you want from your health, wealth, family, business, education, personal development, social life, and spirituality. Our dreams have often been crushed. We have been told “No” for so long, pushed down, and told not to look up. Somewhere along the way we forgot how to dream or that we are even allowed to dream.

Each of your goals may have a different deadline. That’s okay. You will use your deadline to create your plan of action. A goal is a dream with a deadline. Remember to dream BIG!!! Now, it’s time to create S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals.

Start with your dreams, wants, and desires and transform them intoS.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals by writing a statement that is:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Time-Bound
  • Enthusiastic
  • Resourced

Post them around your home or your office. Carry a list in your wallet or bag. Review them regularly, every day, every week, and read them out loud.

Now that you know the destination and when you want to get there, you need to plan how to get there.

  • Start by breaking your time frame into smaller pieces and determining the necessary actions that need to be accomplished.
  • If you set a goal for the end of the year, break down the necessary actions to monthly checkpoints, then weekly projects and finally daily actions.
  • Use these checkpoints to assess your progress and make corrective action to stay on target.

Benjamin Franklin said: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”

So, what are you waiting for?

  • Have you prepared for this year?
  • Have you set Goals?
  • Have you written them down?

I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO