How to Set Business Goals That Work

Accelerate success by learning how to set business goals that are strategic, realistic, & follow specific guidelines.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 30 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

If you're an entrepreneur, you know that time is valuable. Quite literally—time is money.

In this course, you'll learn how to set business goals that will save you oodles of time by learning smart goal setting that is measurable, time-oriented, methodical, and data-driven.

Goals are one of the fundamentals of effective business. Although everyone sets them, most don't set them in a way that will guide them to achievement.

Smart goal setting takes goals from vague desires to well-thought-out, calculated goals that are reachable and driven by success of short-term goals.

After we go over the essential parts of developing a smart goal, you'll download a spreadsheet and be walked through setting a 12 month goal, while breaking it down into meaningful stepping stones that will map out the road to accomplishing it.

Goal setting is important, but it's only half of the equation. If you don't have the right tools to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable, you run a high risk of failure.

After setting your 12 month goal, we'll explore 5 methods to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable.

In this course, you will learn:

• How to identify goals that are ambitious, but reachable

• How to use data and research to determine time frames and measure progress

• How to use the 3 essential parts of a smart goal

• How to work backward and set short-term goals that work toward a long-term goal

• 5 Methods to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable with examples of how to execute; including peer-to-peer mentorship, forming routines, and staying hyper focused.

Once you master these skills, you'll be able to move toward the success of anything you want to achieve with all the right tools and confidence that you're on the right path.

I'm always available to help you in setting and reaching your business goals. Get started!

What are the requirements?

  • Having access to Microsoft Excel or Google Drive is helpful
  • Before beginning, consider what current business goals you want to achieve
  • You should have a general idea of what you want to achieve in a year
  • People who are ready to put goals into action enjoy the course the most

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Effectively set goals that are properly mapped out
  • Accomplish goals faster and more efficiently
  • Understand how to use data to inluence the reachability of a goal

Who is the target audience?

  • New or seasoned entrepreneurs looking to achieve better goals

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction & Types of Goals

Learn what the course is all about!


A breakdown of the different types of goals we'll be using in this course with some examples.

Section 2: The Anatomy of a Smart Goal
Not All Goals Are Good

A breakdown of the necessary elements to any smart, effective goal, with examples of how to use them with your goals.

Section 3: Practical Application
Choosing a Goal
Work Backward & Set Your 12 Month Goal
Bonus Example
Section 4: How to Accomplish Your Goals
Motivation & Accountability
Tell People Your Goals
Accountability Partner or Peer-to-peer Mentor
Respect Yourself
Form a Routine
Section 5: Outro
Focus on One Goal
One Last Thing

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Instructor Biography

Dustin Lien, Entrepreneur at Strategic Sauce

Dustin Lien blogs, podcasts, and writes books at Strategic Sauce on business and online entrepreneurship, as well as passive income strategies.

In 2012, he co-founded Quig Creative, a marketing and design agency helping people start their first small businesses and grow them.

In 2014, Dustin wrote a book called It's Time to Start: Conquer the Common Fears of Starting a Business, & The Mind Tools for Success which was a #1 ranked book on Amazon in the Small Business category.

Above all, he enjoys being a test dummy for new business strategies so he can teach people what works and what doesn't.

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