LIF 026 – When SMART Goals Become Stupid

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Don’t Be Stupid When Setting SMART Goals

If you set goals, you may have heard of SMART goals. What are SMART goals? SMART is an acronym that outlines the importance of making your goals:

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time-bound

But did you know that using a SMART goals template doesn’t guarantee you will set SMART goals? In fact, if you don’t know how to play up, you’ll end up setting stupid goals…and that’s not too smart.

In Episode 026 of The Live It Forward Show, Kent Julian shares some SMART goal setting tips by explaining the importance of playing up before setting any goals. When you play up first, your goals instantly become more specific, more relevant, and more attainable. Kent also shares his RSVP strategy that guarantees you play up with the best people.

If you are looking to set goals that will help you live it forward in your most important roles, you will definitely get a lot of out this episode!

Show Notes—When SMART Goals Become Stupid

1. Welcome to the show.

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5. Beware of Setting Stupid SMART Goals

  • Play Up strategy defined
  • Personal examples of the play up strategy

6. How to pick the best people for your play up strategy: RSVP

  • Research
  • Survey the land
  • Verify
  • Play Up

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