EPISODE 13 (50) GOAL POLISHER - making others look good helps you to succeed


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In this episode, Andrew explains how to be a Goal Polisher who understands goal setting, especially the critical part of the execution.
The starting point is the definition of success for the goal. How will anyone know it's been reached.
Focusing on execution can help you impress people who are supportive and knowledgeable.
Andrew suggests that the "how" of execution is as important as the "what" of the goal itself.
Excellent Goal Polishers says Andrew fight shy of the limelight. They put others in it to win people's trust and indirectly help themselves.
In his usual three action points at the end, Andrew suggests that you should become familiar with goal setting techniques such as the well-known SMART goal method.
SMART stands for goals which are

  • Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
  • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
  • Achievable (agreed, attainable).
  • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
  • Time-bound or time-limited

Sometimes SMART includes Acceptable rather than Achievable. What's important, though, is that you systematically apply a framework like this.
All 50 Ways podcasts end with three actions you can take today to do better.


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