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SMART Goals - How to set compelling goals you will achieve

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9 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Be smart about setting goals

    • 3. Specific : Get a laser focussed view of your goals so you hit them perfectly

    • 4. Action based : Discover the power of taking directed action

    • 5. Realistic : Make your goals realistic so you hit them every time

    • 6. Measurable : Know when you are winning

    • 7. Timed: When do you want to achieve your goal >

    • 8. Wrap up : a recap of the course

    • 9. Bonus section SMALL

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Most of the time, what people have when they turn up wondering why they are not getting anywhere is dreams. Now there is nothing wrong with having dreams, after all if you dont have one, how can they come true. But dreams are very different to Goals. 
I have heard it said before, and its a line I borrow often when working with people, Goals are dreams in action. That is, a goal, is a dream with direction, that is measurable and thought out. 
So that is what this course is about. This course is concerned with writing and planning your goals, or putting your dreams in action so that you can achieve whatever you desire in life. would that be ok.?

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Matt Barnett

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Matt is a dedicated father of 4 beautiful girls and a busy entrepreneur, practitioner of NLP and Hypnosis,whose passion is seeing the incredible potential of human beings being realised through engaging with their unconscious mind through the effective use of Hypnosis, NLP and though understanding Human Behaviour.

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1. Introduction: Hi there. My name is Matthew Bone, and I'd like to welcome you to this course on writing smart goals. So why would you want to learn about gold setting on the psychology of gold achievement? What you've probably heard it said before that you have to have a goal if you want to achieve anything. And of course, that's true without a goal without some things that a man, you have nothing to hit. It would be like setting off on a car journey without knowing where you're going. Very confusing, costly and not likely to get you anywhere that you want to obey. So if you're in business and you want your business to grow and be successful, or if you have dreams and goals for your own personal life, the same is true for both. By the way, to get any real meaningful, significant results, you're going tohave to set some goals. Now again, you may be saying to yourself, it's not the goals of the problem. I have loads of things that I want to achieve and loads of goals. I just don't seem to be getting anywhere, And if that sounds familiar, you can relax as your mosque alone. In fact, the vast majority of people that I come into contact with when working as a coach also have a lot of goals. The problem is most of the time, though, that these goals are not clear. They're not what we refer to in NLP as smart goals on their also haven't had some of the NLP treatment that I'll be sharing with you in this course most of the time, what people have when they turn up wondering why they're not getting anywhere his dreams Now there's nothing wrong with having dreams. After all, if you don't have one, how can they come true? But dreams are very different to goals, I've heard it said before, and it's a line of bar. Often when working with people goals, our dreams in action that is a goal is a drink with direction that is measurable and thought out. So that is what this course is all about. This course is concerned with writing and planning your goals or putting your dreams in action so that you can achieve whatever you desire in life. Would that be okay with you? Good. Let's get to it then 2. Be smart about setting goals : hi there. And welcome back. Now, if you stop and think about it pretty much. Everything we do is based around the setting on the achievements of goals on. We already set goals in every area of our life and our relationships, our businesses, the work or job that we do our health and fitness everything, although we quite possibly don't refers to them as goals, they absolutely do exist. Often, though, these are low level short timeframe and fairly easy to accomplish goals, and for that reason they tend to slip past our conscious appreciation of such things. The point is, though, that the strategy that we employ for achieving these goals is essentially the same as the strategy that I'm going to share with you today for achieving any goal whatsoever. In fact, setting a goal correctly isn't actually that different to accomplishing many of our daily tasks as you're about to find out. And in fact, the only thing that's different is potentially how achievable the goal is on the time frame that it will take to achieve that goal. Funny thing is, though, that when the gold changes from making a cup of tea or getting a birthday present for someone we seem to start trying to deal with the goal in a completely different way, and by doing so, we overcomplicate the issue. And the truth of the matter is that with the correct criteria satisfied, any goal can be achieved on that. Quite Syria is the criteria set out in the smart goals that we're going to be learning about. So what a smart stand for what smart goals are. Specific, measurable, attainable, realistic. Andi, Time based. So let's take a look at each of these now and see how they all fit together. Now, if you've got a goal in mind, now would be a really good time to get it out. On paper on, you can make sure that your goal meets these criteria for successful going setting. So if you have one, go grab a pen and paper. And if not, maybe you could think of something that you'd like to achieve as we go through to the first item within the smart goals criteria that being specific. So I'll see you there 3. Specific : Get a laser focussed view of your goals so you hit them perfectly : Okay, so welcome back. And in the previous lectures, we looked at an overview of smart goals on the good reasons as to why goal setting is so important on if you have a goal in mind on, maybe you have even scribble back gold on the top of a piece of paper. Ask yourself. Now, have I've been specific about this goal on the chances are that if you're like most people , you'll say to yourself, Yeah, looks pretty clear to me on I'm going to say stop and then think about it or look at it again on Ask yourself, Is it really specific? For example, if I was going to take on your goal, if I was going to achieve it for you, would I know precisely what it is you want with the way that you're describing it to yourself? Would you be ableto outsource your goal to may leave it? Forget about it on Wait for me to deliver it up exactly as you want it. Are there any? Let's call them sub goals that I need to achieve along the way, Or can I get there However I want now these questions are really important on the reason for this is simple. To achieve your goals, you're going to need to engage the power of your unconscious mind. It will, after all, be your unconscious mind. That brings to your conscious awareness all of the possibilities on the opportunities that will be presented to you along your journey to achieving your goal. So, in the same ways, you would need to give me a lot more detail than you've likely got down on your goal at the moment. For me to even stand a chance of achieving your goal, you're going to need to get a lot more specific about your goal to communicate that to your unconscious mind. Remember, your unconscious mind is the goal getter, and your conscious mind is your goal setter so consciously you need to communicate your intent to your unconscious mind so that it knows what to deliver up for you precisely. So just before we go into the next lecture, let me show you how this works and why it's so important to get really specific about your goal. Let's say that you have a goal to make more money, which is a pretty typical goal, and not a bad one, in essence, but it does have a fundamental problem on that is its ambiguity. It's by no means specific enough and why? Well, picture this situation where you set the goal of making more money. You head out of your house to go to work, and there on the pavement is a crisp $5 or £5 whatever currency like note. So you spot it, you bend over and you pick it up and boo your unconscious mind, which likes the easy route to helping you fill your goals, says Great. Done. Gold accomplished on that says, At the unconscious level, you've achieved the goal. Of course, at the conscious level, you believe that you haven't and you may have said or heard other people say this before. For some reason, you just can't seem to get motivated anymore. And you don't know what's wrong with you. Now does that ring any bells? Well, of course you can get motivated. Of course, you can't seem to get started because at the unconscious level you've already finished. Okay, so that gives you a little insight into why you need to be specific in setting your goals So let's continue on three to the next lecture and take a look at the M of the smart model that's standing for measurable, and I'll see you there. 4. Action based : Discover the power of taking directed action: hi there and welcome back. And in the previous lecture, we spoke about making your goals measurable so that you can easily assure your conscious mind that you're on track and heading towards your outcome. So let's carry on now through to the next lecture on Look at the A of smart model, which actually stands for a number of things, and I tend to mix these up a little bit based on my intuition when I'm working with other people. However, for this course, let's go through. Each of these is they're all highly relevant, so the 1st 1 is action based. Now, I alluded to this in the previous lectures. You concern the set your unconscious mind off on its journey to helping you achieve your goals on your unconscious mind will bring opportunities and possibilities. So your conscious mind for you to act upon your unconscious mind will also handle your motivation for you and keep you fired up and moving forward. However, as powerful as your unconscious mind is, it can't make a Ferrari magically appear on your driveway simply because you've set a goal . No, For that, you're going to need to take action on If you want massive results, then guess what you'll need to take massive action. This is one aspect of the gold achievement process that's really easy to understand enough . So if you do nothing, you get nothing or least next to nothing. And if you put in an extra special energy into achieving your goal, then you'll get extra special results. The next day is attainable. Is the goal that you're seeking actually attainable? Is it possible now in personal development circles, the mantra anything is possible was bandied around a lot on. For the most part, of course it's true, however, let me give you an analogy, which I hope explains it. Let's say I'm 40 years old and I'm a keen golfer and I have a goal of being a champion golfer. Would that be attainable? Absolutely. It would be whatever age I am when I set the goal, OK, and now let's say on 40 years old and I have a goal to be a champion golfer in the under 40 selection, well, that isn't possible, is it? So that goal isn't attainable? No matter how committed I am to the goal at age 40 I'm not going to become an under foresees champion golfer. Okay, so the next day for you is as if And this means that you should approach your goal as if you have both everything you need. Ondas. If you've already achieved it on by that, I mean that you need to act in the same way as the person you will be will act when you achieve your goal. Truthfully, you already have a good idea how your act on behave and imagine that now just for a moment , being that person that's just achieved your goal and enjoy it for a moment and I'll see you in the next part. 5. Realistic : Make your goals realistic so you hit them every time: hi there and welcome back. And in the previous lecture, we spoke about how our goals need to be driven by action on. Of course, I think we all know this. Really sure. The law of attraction works just great, but with a loss of law of attraction experts, forget to tell you is that action is part of the magic formula as well. Anyway, that aside, is this lecture. We're going to be looking at the idea that our goals need to be realistic now again in personal development circles. In my opinion, a lot of trainers and coaches get this one wrong as well. There's no drum into you that anything is possible and therefore everything is realistic. Well, that simply isn't true. If you ask me and if you mess this up, then you're probably going to end up having to really dig deep to keep your motivation up, which really doesn't work and isn't very enjoyable. So this is my take on realistic goals. OK, let's take the example of our championship golfing goal from earlier, and if you record, we decided that age 40 the goal of being the under forties champion is not attainable right ? Pretty obvious, really. So now let's say. But I have a goal of being the under fifties champion this year. Well, first of all, is it attainable? Yes, of course. It is among the 50 Alex and under fifties championship. So is it possible? Yes, of course it is. But is it realistic? Well, considering that apart from a bit of pitch in parts, I haven't even swung a golf cut before then you have to conclude that it's highly unlikely that I'm going to succeed at this goal. It is possible, but it certainly isn't probable. And what about if I wanted to be the under fifties champion in 10 years time? Could I get the necessary skills by then? Well, yes, probably. But of course, then I would be too old to enter. Do you see where this is going now? The way that I like to look at it is this, and it's to use a comparison with betting on the horses, which quite possibly tells you way more about me than I'd like you to know. But anyway, now, when you come to bet on the horse or anything else for that matter, there are odds applying to each of the contenders. You have a favorite whose odds dictate that if you're successful, you'll get a very small return. In fact, sometimes you have to put more money on with the bet than you would win back if the horse came in. Then you have the Elson out long shot, the least favorite horse in the race with huge odds of, say, five hundreds of one was such like and if that one comes in, then it's party time. But of course, it's highly unlikely that it will win on. Then you have those horses that have good odds that are considered contenders that, if they come in at the finish line, will deliver a very healthy return on. Of course, sometimes the favorites lose, and other times a long shots win. But they're the exception to the rule. So in my opinion, if your goal was a horse, it would be a good contender. Maybe not a strong contender, but a good contender all the same, which, if it comes in or when it comes in, will provide a good, strong return on investment on that. To me, at least, is a realistic goal that's going to deliver, so I'll leave it with you to ponder whether or not your goal is a hands down favorite. Is it going to be too easy to achieve and therefore not return a lot? Or have you bagged an old nag? A thousands of one, which will take a lot of whipping and is likely to drop dead before the finish line on with that in mind will continue on. So the next topic in this section on I will see you there. 6. Measurable : Know when you are winning : hi there and welcome back. And in the previous lecture, we looked at the importance of being specific when writing and setting your goals. So let's now continue on all the way through to the next lecture by looking at the M of Smart, which stands for Measurable. So the question is really how you're going to know you're hitting your goal. Well, first of all, it's worth mentioning that at many levels, if you set your goal correctly, all you really need to do is trust your unconscious mind to take care of it. Now that doesn't mean you do nothing as you'll find out on the next part. However, what it does mean is that once you've engaged your unconscious mind and set it off from its mission to deliver up your goal, all you need to do is trust your intuition on that little voice in your ear that attempts to guide you. That said, the conscious mind is like a petulant child that really wants your attention all the time and throws a bit of a tantrum if you don't give it what it wants, and you might consciously start saying things like I'm putting in all this effort, but I'm not getting the results. Or maybe this isn't gonna work after all. So it's fairly useful toe have some points within the process that would indicate that you've made some progress now in a large goal. These could be some goals, which he would treat in the same way as your main goal. Or they could be events or situations on the way, which are concrete evidence that you're progressing towards your goal. In the entropy coaching paradigm, I refer to these as control variables. They're variables that you can set up in the system of gold achievement that can either signify progress or prompt some form of corrective action. So, armed with your own goal, ask yourself what would have toe happen along the way. That would absolutely prove to you that you're progressing towards your goal. How would you know that you're getting there on how you measure your success on? Remember, this could simply be a feeling that you have at some point on your journey, Okay, so that gives you an overview of why being able to measure your progress is important on encourage you to give that some thought on apply this to your own goal as well. So let's carry on now through to the next lecture and take a look at the A of the smart model. 7. Timed: When do you want to achieve your goal >: hi there and welcome back. And in the last lecture, we looked at what defines a realistic goal on a trust. You now have a good contender toe work on, and in this later we're going to look into the concept that a smart goal needs to be time. That is, that there needs to be a definite time for completion or achievement of that goal on a promise you there will be no more sporting analogies. So one of the most common reasons why people fail to achieve their goals is the fact that they don't says any time frame on their goals. They may well have been really specific about what their goal is and how it's going to pan out on. They may well have worked out all of those control variables that we spoke about so that they can keep a track on the goal and make sure it's still on track. They could well be taking a lot of action. Aunt have a realistic goal, However, without a deadline. Guess what? The goal is unlikely to be achieved. And you know what? This is just human nature. If there isn't a deadline on something, then it tends to get pushed to the back of the queue. It's just what we do. The unconscious mind, of course, takes the path of least resistance. So if you haven't put a deadline on your goal, then sure, it will be working on achieving it. But it will be doing it very much at its own pace on when other things that it seems to be more important than finished. And of course, we know this already, really. And so do those people that send you letters with the windows in the front of the envelope . Whenever you get a bill from someone, let's say a you Tennessee company, you'll see that it says something like Your payment is due by and then a certain date. Now what do you think would happen if it said on the top, this is the amount you need to pay us, and you can do so at your leisure? Well, we just wouldn't do it would weigh or, if it was for, say, a tax return. If the revenue service said, we need to get a tax assessment from you, so it's over to you. Whenever you're ready, just pop one over Tory's Willie well again, it wouldn't happen. So we need to treat our goals in the same way with a clearly defined date on even timeframe when the goals will be achieved. And if you want to, you can break this down into sub goals as well. However, I would use a little caution with these sub gongs. You see, the unconscious mind doesn't work like the conscious mind. The conscious mind is very linear. This happens and then this on. Then that. And then the goal is achieved. Whereas the unconscious mind is quantum, with ideas popping in and out of existence every second with the unconscious focus or objective changing and what would appear to be a random way to the conscious mind. However, the thing is this that the unconscious mind might even start work on the end of the goal before the beginning might flit from one to another or might work on any parts in between. Why is this important? Well, it's not unusual for the unconscious mind to be working away in the background on the goal that has, let's say, 12 months deadline, and consciously, it may seem like nothing is happening on then in month 10 or 11 for everything to go, boom and fall into place. So whilst the sub goals are useful for measuring whether or not you're on track, just bear this in mind. And don't start breaking your goal down into daily, weekly or monthly task lists as the unconscious mind simply doesn't work that way. Or you can, of course, But don't be surprised when you're not hitting the goals and feel like you're having a battle with yourself, and that's achieving them. Okay, so that's a t of smart, timed or time based. So let's move on and I'll see you in the next part. 8. Wrap up : a recap of the course: hi there and welcome back. And we've now been through the smart model for setting goals that you will achieve, of course, on a trust that you've got a lot out of this short course. So just a quickly recap. Smart stands for specific. Remember, the more specific we make the goal, the more likely we are to achieve it measurable. We need to have some control variables along the way, so ensure that we stay on track action based. Remember, a gold without action is a dream attainable. So the goal needs to be possible. Remember the golf championship, Or as if which, if you recall, means that we should pursue the goal with the mental and the physiological traits of someone that has already achieved the goal. So we should act as if we already have all of the things that we need to achieve the goal on the mindset of the person that achieve such things. Now the goal needs to be realistic, so you need a good contender instead of the favorite or the long shot on the goal needs to be time. That is, you have to put a time limit or deadline on achieving the goal or simply won't happen. So with all of that in mind, how is your goal looking? I hope you taken the time to write down. Your goal is you went through this course and checked it over to make sure that it meets the smart criteria. And if you have, you're well on your way to achieving it. If you've enjoyed this free course on a given, you found it useful. Then I'd be really grateful if you give me an honest review. It really helps my business and helps me to keep producing courses like this on on that subject, the review system is really important, as as a bearing on future sales and sign up. So can we agree that if there is anything that you would like to see improved in this particular course, you reach out to me and give me the opportunity to improve the course before you leave a review? Would that be OK? My goal for this course is to give you a good free course worthy of five stars on the trust that I've done that. And if you agree, then thanks in advance for posting a five star review remember to check out the bonus section, which has some information that I'm sure you're gonna find interesting on. I look forward to seeing you on another one of my courses. Very see. So that concludes our time together. So that all that remains for me to say is Thanks for coming to play. I wish you all the best of your goal and I'll see you next time. 9. Bonus section SMALL: hi there, and welcome to this bonus lecture. Now, if you've enjoyed this course and you want to learn Maura about goal setting the smart way on how to take your goals to the next level, that I have no doubt that you will be interested in the smart goals Pro course, which goes into a lot more detail about smart goals and covers a fair bit of NLP and some of the psychology of why goal setting is so effective as well. Ondas, a student of this course, you're entitled to 100% off the published price. So let's take a look at what you get with the pro version of this course. Okay, so, first of all, we break down each of the components of the smart model and give you actionable steps that you can take to ensure that your goal is created correctly. For example, in the specific section the S of smart, there are six additional lectures which cover things like how to determine what your actual goal is. How to find people with the resources that you need to fill skill gaps, understanding your true motivation on a whole lot more in the measurable section we're going to give you on additional seven lectures covering how to measure the success of your goal, how to stay on track and how toe analyze using useful metrics on a whole load of other things as well. So you're going to get the six additional lectures in the specific section. Seven additional lectures in the measure Walk section and then in the action section there are further five lectures that deal with how to turn your dreams into goals. How to drive yourself towards those goals at an incredible rate with hugely directed action so that six additional lectures on getting really specific another seven letters to help you measure the effectiveness of your goal on and you're going to get the five additional lectures for generating massive action in your life. A swell will investigate further the concept of a realistic goal with an additional six lectures on will discuss how to keep your gold real estate motivated on deliver on your goals. So we're going to give you the six additional lectures on getting really specific. Another seven letters to help you measure the effectiveness of your goal. You're gonna get the five additional lectures for generating massive action, a further six lectures for keeping your goal real on, making it happen authentically. And then I'm going to give you a further five lectures on Keeping Your gold time based on DFO HKUST. So this is a total of 29 lectures on the smart model alone on. In addition, have another five lectures to deal with procrastination and fear. Now, if that wasn't enough, I'm also going to give you the nine reasons people fail when they're setting goals and what to do about it. And that's another nine lectures. So that's 29 additional smart lectures, five letters on productivity on the nine secret insights into why people fail so you can make sure that you don't do that. Now, all of this makes for a really comprehensive course on setting your goals on is the same content that I charge upwards of $500 for in my workshops. But as a student of this course, I'm not gonna be asking you for $500. In fact, as the students of this course, you're going to get this course 100% free for the time being, and that is because this course, the Smart Goals Pro course, isn't quite ready yet. So until such time as it's published a students of this free course you can sign up and get that course free when it launches. And when it does, it will be launched at the published price of at least $50 meaning that you get a whole load of value on with no real investment at all. So we have to do is go to the resource is section on in there, there's a link and click on that link, and it will take you to a page where you can answer your details on, then will send you a free coupon. When the course launches and that's it. It's yours. Completely free is my gift to you, and I hope that you really enjoy it. So go and do that. Now click on there, sign up for the notification. When the course goes live, you'll get it free. And in fact, what will probably do is release it to you just a little bit early to get some early feedback, if you don't mind, not be really useful as well. So thanks ever so much for taking this free course, and I really look forward to seeing you on the smart goals pro course when its laws very soon.