Passion for Dance Podcast - Ep. 161 - Goal Setting
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Ep. 161 – Goal Setting

Episode 161: The NEW Goal Setting Method that Sets You Up for Success


One of the most accessible mental skills that makes a real impact on your growth as a dancer is goal setting, but I've seen goal setting fail when it's not done well. While a method like SMART goals can be commonly used, I have a better way. This new method takes a very important step beyond the SMART method, and dancers that I've worked with who used this new method instead saw some pretty amazing results. So let's make sure you're setting yourself up for success.

This episode is part two of a two-part series about goal setting. We’ll break down the GWHOP Method, and I’ll give real-life examples of how I used this method with a team I worked with. By the end of this episode, you'll have a clear roadmap to the scientifically-supported new goal setting strategy, a method that improves motivation, focus, happiness, and performance! 

“Goal setting is so important because it's not really about reaching your goals; it's about the dancer you become along the way. Dancers can learn to pursue challenges with excitement, gain resilience to bounce back when they fall short, find motivation to keep going when it's hard, and develop a genuine love and happiness when they see the growth that's possible. If that sounds too pie in the sky, I promise I've seen it. When done well, goal setting can really shift so many other mental skills.”

Dr Chelsea

Key Highlights –

  • [3m 59s] – How I Used This Goal-Setting Process With a Team
  • [6m 04s] – Breaking Down the GWHOP Method 
  • [10m 22s] – GWHOP Method Applied to a Team

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