SMART Goals Write goals you will achieve
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The Keys to Goal Achievement : Discover the elements that practically guarantee that you will achieve your goals
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Created by Matthew Barnett
Last updated 1/2017
Price: Free
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write really compelling goals that will drive them towards success
  • Understand the power of the unconscious mind
  • Spot opportunities and possibilities in situations to help promote success
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  • no previous knowledge required
  • You should have a piece of paper and a pen to hand to take notes
  • You will ideally have a goal you want to work on in mind so that you can apply what you learn straight away to a real world goal
  • You should have and be able to keep an open mind
  • You should be committed to your own success and be willing to learn
  • No previous knowledge of NLP is required but you may find it useful

When it comes to Goal Achievement, most of the time, what people have when they are 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 and goal achievement.  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, its about goal achievement, or putting your dreams in action so that you can achieve whatever you desire in life. would that be ok?

You are going to learn the key components of a well crafted goal so that you can confidently pursue it safe in the knowledge that you will achieve it. 

You will learn about the unconscious mind and the powerful resources within you to assist you in achieving your goals. And you will learn actionable steps that you can use straight away. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone who is fed up with quitting goals !
  • This course is for anyone who wants to become more effective
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Curriculum For This Course
4 Lectures 09:08

So why would you want to learn about goal setting and the Psychology of goal achievement. Well you have probably heard it said before  that you have to have a goal if you want to achieve anything. And of course that is true, without a goal, without something to aim at you have nothing to hit. 


When we are learning any new skill or topic there are a number of stags that we go through before we can say that we are fully competent. You have probably heard the phrase practise makes perfect and that is of course  true. In NLP we can use modelling to model the skills, thought patterns and values and beliefs of another person so that we can fast track the route to competency. And whilst this improves our performance massively these 4 stages of competency as we refer to them in NLP still need to be gone through before we are totally competent in a specific area. 

SMART Goals Setting : Stages of competency

the Conscious Competence stage and in this stage we are able to carry out the tasks or skills that we have been learning consciously. And by that I mean with conscious energy and effort we are able to  fulfil the task. So in our car example, we have taken some instruction and we know now how to change gears, etc. And to do so we need full concentration and we need to literally think about everything we are doing.

SMART Goals Setting : Stages of competency 2:

If you stop and think about it pretty much everything we do is based around the setting and achievement of goals and we already set goals in every area of our life, In our relationships, our businesses the work or job that we do,our health and fitness, everything.

SMART Goals be SMART about writing goals
S.M.A.R.T Goals Explained
7 Lectures 22:34

if you have a goal in mind and and maybe you have even scribbled that goal on the top of a piece of paper, ask yourself òHave I been specific about this goal? and the chances are if you are like most people that you will say to yourself òYeah, it looks pretty clear to me .. And Im going to say STOP. And then think about it or look at it again and ask yourself is it really specific.

SMART Goals Specific

How are you going to know you are hitting your goal? Well first of all it is worth mentioning that at many levels, if you have set your goal correctly all you really need to do is trust your unconscious mind to take care of it. Now that doesnt mean you do nothing as you will find out in the next part, however what it does mean is that once you have engaged your unconscious mind and set it off on its mission to deliver up your goal all you need to do is trust your intuition and that little voice in your ear that attempts to guide you.

Smart Goal Setting: Measurable

You can certainly set your unconscious mind off on its journey to helping you achieve your goals, and your unconscious mind will bring opportunities and possibilities to 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 cant make a ferarri magically appear on your driveway, simply because you have set a goal. No for that you are going to need to take action.

SMART Goals : Action Based

In personal development circles, in my opinion a lot of trainers and coaches get this one wrong as well and they will drum into you anything is possible etc and therefore everything is realistic. Well that simply isnt true and if you mess this up then you are probably going to end up digging deep to keep your motivation up which really doesnt work. 

SMART Goals Setting : Realistic

One of the most common reasons why people fail to achieve their goals is the fact that they don’t set any time frame on their goals. They may well have been really specific about what there goal is and how it is going to pan out, and they may well have worked out all of those control variables we spoke about so that they can keep a track on the goal and make sure it is still on track, They could well be taking a lot of action and have a realistic goal. However

Smart Goals Time Based

By now you have most probably decided. YES I am going to go for it, I am not going to be afraid and even if I sense a little fear I am going to do it anyway, after all what is the worst that can happen right?

Well good for you, as you have just set yoursefl apart from the VAST majority of people on the planet that get stuck at the point of actually doing something.

Steps for taking action

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 to ensure we stay on track, , Action based - remember a goal 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 physiological traits of someone that has achieved the goal so we should act AS IF we already have all of the things we need to achieve the goal and the mindset of the person that achieves such things. .........

Wrap up
1 Lecture 00:03
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About the Instructor
Matthew 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.

Matt has seen it all ! from humble beginnings he built a million dollar engineering business, he started life as an engineer in the Refrigeration and Air conditioning industry where he was employed as a Project Manager for overseas technology transfers.A very different world from his Hypnosis and NLP Business !

Matt's natural ability to program code, led him to the world of Internet business,getting involved in the dot-com boom where he applied his knowledge of programming, PERL, PHP, JAVA (oo) and C and business process /project Management (PRINCE 2) to assist launching a UK start up, later acquired by the Royal Mail and Rothschild's Ventures.

This gave him time to concentrate on other areas of his life, such as his passion for music song writing and personal development as well as the development of his passion, Hypnosis and NLP training and coaching.

Matt has been studying, coaching and training NLP in personal development since 1998 and is a Certified Trainer of NLP & is a member of the American Board of NLP as well as the American Board of Hypnosis and the Timeline Therapy Assoication. In 2010 he started a training organisation dedicated to teaching NLP and other personal development strategies,

Matt currently runs a number of businesses and leverages his knowledge of Hypnosis, NLP and psychology, technology and marketing to create profitable and exciting projects and products

His latest projects include, a debt management business for small to medium sized businesses. A new Engineering business, dealing with large well known supermarket and high street chains.

Matt is excited about the publication of his new book Entropy(tm) in 2015 and is looking at creating courses to further explain the principals within.

A strong believer in collaboration, Matt is always looking to partner with like minded individuals to spread the word of what is achievable when you put a a dream in motion through persistent motivated action.

His passion for internet marketing and web development is realized through his work in his new media agency and he is developing a franchise opportunity for would be coaches, to maximise results with clients through creating channels for his products and programs.

A new goal to develop a business networking group was born out his frustration around what is currently 'out there' and plans are set for a 2015 launch.

Whats next ?

Current plans extend to the world of publishing. Legal services Accountancy services

Matt is also looking to develop a business incubator to assist fledgling business to get off the ground and become profitable.

On a personal level, Matt is a keen musician and songwriter and is currently writing material for an album release in the near future.

"I am committed to helping each of my Udemy students get the very best out of life, and regularly interact with my students so please do get in touch" Matt Barnett

An Expert in Personal and Business development Certified Trainer of NLP (American Board of NLP) Certified Trainer of Hypnosis ( American Board Of Hypnotherapy) Certified NLP Coach Certified Timeline Therapy Master Practitioner Certified Entropy(tm) Master Trainer