How to Use SMART Goals: Achieve More in Less Time

Use a proven goal setting strategy to increase your productivity, leadership and management skills. Achieve more today.
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Establish structured goals to achieve more in less time.
Develop both performance and outcome measures.
Develop an action plan with next steps and milestones.
Evaluate multiple goals as to pursue those most relevant to your success.


  • Be prepared to write. Pen and paper or digital.


*** Download the Free SMART Goals Workbook provided in external resources. *** 

***All lectures are downloadable***

*** Course now with closed captions/subtitles in English (Thanks Udemy!) ***

This course will teach you how to achieve more in less time. By learning how to use SMART Goals you will gain a concise, structured method to help keep you motivated and on track. In the course, I will take you through how to ensure that your goals are;

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Actionable
  4. Relevant
  5. Time Bound

In addition, throughout the course I provide a practical way for you to relate the SMART technique to your current goals as well as demonstrate my personal system for keeping on top of my goals. I also cover some of the most common errors people make when establishing their goals and I provide a bonus lecture on time management. Last, at the end of the course I give you the opportunity to answer a question to win a free course on the science behind productivity.

Topics in the course include, but are not limited to;

  • The difference between a vision, goal or resolution.
  • When setting specific goals can be a bad thing.
  • Why I use Actionable instead of Achievable.
  • The importance of Action/Feedback loops.
  • How to juggle multiple goals at the same time.

This is now my 6th course on Udemy, so when you enroll you also get access to my announcements that include free tips, hacks and techniques on productivity, innovation, motivation and problem-solving. As a dedicated instructor with a PhD in educational psychology, I will share the latest research with you to keep you a step ahead and motivated to achieve more.

My course is designed for leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone that wants to achieve more in less time. If this sounds like you, enroll right now. Life is short, and I guarantee that even if you are familiar with the SMART method, you will learn something new in this course. If not, send me a message and I will make it right.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed for leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and anyone looking to achieve more.
  • This course is not for those seeking a free form or unstructured goal setting approach.


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Richard Feenstra
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Hi, I'm Richard. As an educational psychologist my focus is on the art and science of decision making as well as goal theory. For over 10 years I have been traveling the world, producing online courses and researching how people from different cultures and backgrounds make goal-oriented decisions. Holding an M.S. in workforce development and a Ph.D. in learning & technology, I help individuals and organizations improve performance and achieve results.

Contact: richard@decisionskills.com

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