Goal Setting The SMART Way And Enjoy The Life Of Your Dreams
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Goal Setting The SMART Way And Enjoy The Life Of Your Dreams

Turn your DREAMS Into REALITY by following the Step x Step SMART GOAL PROCESS-Learn everything in about an hour for FREE
4.5 (151 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7,254 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2016
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Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the very effective SMART goal setting process in a little over an hour.
  • Create goals that will help turn dreams into reality.
  • Follow a step by step process that will result in the creation of their own effective goal(s)
  • Understand the different variations of SMART and which version is the most effective.
  • Create a goal that is Specific and Measurable that will be motivational.
  • Understand that the letter "A" can be interpreted several ways and discover which one is the best that could make all the difference.
  • Create a Realistic goal that is not too easy or too hard but is perfect for the individual learner.
  • Use Time the right way to make sure your goal has a deadline and why that is important.
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  • No requirements to start but can be helpful to have some ideas on what areas of your life you may want to set a goal for as we can build a new goal together in the course in a step by step manner.

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Goal setting is a key skill for anyone who wants to be successful in life and turn their DREAMS into REALITY.

Unfortunately, most people do not set goals at all or if they do their goals do not follow a process and are more of a statement of a dream than an actual SMART goal that will motivate them and gives them a deadline for success. Thus they are very unlikely to succeed at what matters most to them.

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”-Napoleon Hill

People who have well developed goals are much more likely to achieve them and reap the rewards of success both in their work life and in their personal life.


You will learn:

  • The benefits of goal setting and the difference between DREAMS-GOALS-REALITY.
  • How to set goals that can impact many areas of your life and the various roles you play both in your career and in your personal life.
  • Step by step learning using the SMART process so at the end of the course you will have developed a goal(s) that you can take immediate action on.

That SMART can have several variations and your instructor will share all the varieties and recommend what works best and why!

"Even though it may seem like a theoretical course, it is actually hands-on! Great contribution for those who look for self-improvement."-S. Uribe

Being great at goal setting and using the SMART process has greatly impacted my life and allowed me to be successful in many areas such as founding my own company, being a Director of Global Training & Program Development for a standards organization, University Instructor, International Public Speaker, and in my personal life as a Husband, Father, Investor, and Community Leader and I want to share this skill with you so you can enjoy great success in your own life.

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Lifetime access to the course so you get updates and new bonus lessons for FREE.

Ask questions and I will answer them for you. Very focused on this to personalize learning. Yes, even though the course is FREE, if you have a question l will gladly answer it for you.

“You are never too old (or too young) to set another goal or dream another dream.”-C.S. Lewis

No risk to sign up and impact could be life-changing. Learn from my experience and rapidly move ahead faster with the knowledge I will share with you. Don't delay.

Please click the Start Learning Now button in the upper right corner and let's get started.

Many thanks and I appreciate your interest and hope to see you in the course!

-Steve Ballinger

Who is the target audience?
  • Course is great for anyone who has not set goals before or has set goals but struggled turning their goals into reality and want to learn a proven process with extra insights from an expert instructor.
  • Learn everything in a little over an hour so great for those with limited time and want to see an immediate impact.
  • If you are already successful in setting and achieving goals this course may not be for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
5 Lectures 17:57

Quick overview of the course.

Course Overview + Getting The Most Out Of The Course

Learn the key benefits of goal setting.

Benefits of goal setting the SMART way

Understanding of what is a SMART goal and sets up the rest of the course to look at each individual component.

What is a SMART goal?

Critical concept as dreams and goals are easily confused with one another. They are related but different and need to get right to have the biggest impact on your reality.

Difference between DREAMS, GOALS, AND REALITY

Get ideas of some goal areas and examples of what is a true goal and what is not a goal.

Examples of some common goals people set for themselves

Quiz Introduction

Quiz Introduction
2 questions
The SMART Goal Process
6 Lectures 44:03

How to be really specific in your goal setting.

S= Be SPECIFIC or you are doomed to fail. But how specific?

"What gets measured is what gets done" is a long-standing management truth that applies not only for career goals but personal goals as well.

M=What gets MEASURED gets done. Achieve top results only through measurement

Achievable, Attainable, or Action Oriented. Which one is best and important to choose the right one.

A=The key that others turn on but "A' is debatable. Which is best?

Looks at the impact of having BIG Goals but is that realistic?

R=The big question is what is REALISTIC and unrealistic and whom decides?

A Goal is a dream with a deadline.

T=TIMEBOUND gives your dreams and goals a deadline. No deadline no results

See how the goal(s) you have been creating measure up against the SMART philosophy.

What your new SMART goal should look like

Quiz SMART Goal Process

Quiz SMART Goal Process
2 questions
Turning SMART Goals Into Reality
2 Lectures 12:19

Now that you have a great goal that motivates you what should you do next to get moving on it?

Two can't miss options to insure you turn your new SMART goal into reality

Quick and easy action steps to get started fast in reaching your new goal!

Wrap Up and Next Steps!
About the Instructor
Steve Ballinger, MBA
4.4 Average rating
2,438 Reviews
56,032 Students
18 Courses
Millionaire Investor & Professional Skills Teaching 53,000+

Dedicated to delivering online skill based development training where people can apply what they learned to immediate use. Steve has 25 years of experience in various leadership and management positions with a focus on training and development as well as direct international sales and operations management.

Founder Skill Build Online

Website dedicated to professional skill development in areas such as business practices and investing by leveraging online learning program development.

Director of Global Training and Program Development

Responsible for all certification training delivered in person and online for IDEAlliance which is an industry association focused on standards and best practices in the field of graphic and digital communications.

Adjunct University Instructor

Teach courses in leadership, management, and sales to University students as a part time instructor.

Public Speaker

Hired to speak at large international industry conferences and events plus lead training seminars at a variety of events.

Other Experience

Provided management consulting in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, marketing plan development, vertical market analysis, niche market analysis, and sales and other training. Plus wide area management expertise managing regional and international areas where needed to lead and manage other managers.

MBA from the University of ST Thomas Opus College Management and BSB from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Professional level member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-Formally ASTD)