(Learn Something New Event) Beyond SMART: Unleashing Your Big Hairy Audacious Goals

Are you tired of the same old SMART goals that don't quite capture your ambitions? It's time to think bigger! Join this Learn Something New and walk away with goals that both inspire, resonate and stand a chance of success!

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Ever wonder why SMART goals seem to fall short of helping you achieve what matters most?

It’s time to think about goals differently! In our “Beyond SMART” workshop, we challenge the conventional wisdom of SMART goals and introduce you to the world of Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG). This 90-minute session stretches your thinking and inspires you to set goals that truly resonate with what matters most. 

We’re not just talking about setting goals but about a transformative journey to help you realize what you can achieve. This workshop is an immersive, hands-on experience where collaboration and interactive learning take center stage. 

Changing the way we think and write goal statements is the difference between setting ourselves up for failure and creating positive and purposeful intentions.

Consider SMART goals, a format that businesses commonly accept as best practice. But SMART goals don’t bring about results. In a large-scale study published in December of last year, participants who were taught how to use SMART goals reported less success with their New Year’s Resolutions than a comparison group.

But it’s really not that surprising – let’s take SMART goals and analyze just two criteria “Achievable and Realistic.” Those two pieces are redundant, which is why many people have changed “Realistic” to “Relatable or Relevant.” But it still doesn’t make sense – 1) Because if something is to be achievable, it stands to reason that the goal should be realistic/relatable/relevant. And 2) It fails because “Achievable and Realistic” are not enablers of strong action and, dare I say, actually encourage the status quo.

In this workshop, we’ll gather and rethink how we are going to tackle our professional and/or personal goals. Let’s future-proof our goals and build something actionable and positive that stands a chance of success.

In this workshop, we’ll engage in activities and group exercises that help you define your goals and equip you with practical tools and strategies to turn them into reality. It’s a shared journey of discovery where your aspirations meet actionable steps, all in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Key Points:

  • Rethinking Goal Setting: Explore why traditional goal-setting methods like SMART goals might limit your potential and how using positive filters can unlock new opportunities.
  • Empowerment through Vision: Learn how to harness the power of a BHAG to fuel motivation and drive long-term success.
  • Practical Strategies for Big Goals: Discover practical and effective strategies for breaking down your BHAG into manageable steps, ensuring a clear and attainable path to success.
  • Understanding the different goal “traps”:  How to prepare and overcome!
  • Engaging and Interactive Format: Engage in dynamic discussions and hands-on activities to solidify your understanding and application of the concepts.

Actionable Outcomes:

  1. Craft Your BHAG: Participate in exercises to define your own Big Hairy Audacious Goal that aligns with your personal or professional vision.
  2. Break Down the BHAG: Master the art of breaking down your colossal goal into smaller, achievable steps without losing sight of your grand vision.
  3. Action Planning: Develop a tailored action plan that guides you from where you are now to where you want to be, with your BHAG as the destination.
  4. Sustain Motivation: Gain insights into maintaining enthusiasm and momentum throughout your journey towards your BHAG.

Ready to break free from the confines of conventional goal-setting? 

Join us in the “Beyond SMART” workshop to embark on a journey toward your most audacious goals. It’s time to redefine what’s possible and equip yourself with the tools to make your BHAG a reality. Your goals are not just dreams but waypoints on your path to extraordinary achievements. 

Sign up now and take the first step towards transforming your BHAGs from fantasy to fruition. Let’s make the impossible possible together!


Can’t Make It In Person? No Worries, We’ve Got Your Back! Register And Receive The Following:

✅ Access to the Learning Rebels resource page with all the extra goodies

✅ Copy of the video recording

✅ Copy of the chatbox transcription

✅ Copy of the full session transcript & summary

✅ Additional resources such as books, articles, and handouts

Jan 24 2024

11:00 am CST - 12:30 pm CST

(Learn Something New Event) Beyond SMART: Unleashing Your Big Hairy Audacious Goals


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