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Hey there, folks! Get ready to dive into another exciting episode of the "Elevate Your Event" podcast. In this episode, we've got Lori Makkai, Jeff Porter, Matt Reilly, and Stefanie Mason joining us again to talk about a crucial aspect of achieving long-term success in event planning – setting easy goals.

We'll be taking you on a journey through the world of easy goals and how they play a pivotal role in building consistent momentum. We'll also explore the BHAG principle, which is all about setting those big, audacious, and inspiring goals that lie beyond the horizon. But don't worry; we'll show you how to anchor the significance of daily and weekly milestones as well.

And that's not all – we'll delve into the smart integration of easy goals with the SMART framework, so you can make your goals not only achievable but also meaningful. Plus, we'll share some insights into maintaining a healthy motivation ecology by finding the right balance and sustainment principles.

As we wrap things up, we've got some key tips for steady growth that you won't want to miss. So, whether you're a seasoned event planner or just getting started, this episode is packed with enriching discussions that will help streamline your journey towards pinnacle success. Tune in and let's elevate your event planning skills together!

Main Topics:

  • 00:01:56: Importance of goal setting
  • 00:03:32: SMART goal setting discussion
  • 00:07:00: BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal)
  • 00:08:46: Implementing incremental changes towards achieving goals
  • 00:11:48: Making time for goals
  • 00:13:43: The impact of small changes
  • 00:16:00: Setting experience-driven goals and recruiting help
  • 00:17:09: Realistic goal setting
  • 00:19:02: Importance of connecting goals with actions
  • 00:27:00: Setting SMART goals
  • 00:29:45: The significance of starting small with easy goals
  • 00:32:53: Avoiding setting overwhelming goals.

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