I have a little bit of an advantage in coaching that I take from my other careers: instructional design, teaching, and teacher-training. I have worked for years with teachers to help them to think about and construct goals. These goals need to follow an old and very reliable formula that comes with a simple acronym to help people remember. That acronym is, of course SMART. Now, you can run and do a Wikipedia search for SMART goals, and they do a great treatment on it … but you’ll also see there is a bit of a conflict over what exactly this five-letter acronym denotes.
1 Overview | What is Flow? / So what?
2 Difficulty | Sizing up the task parameters
3 Ability | Sizing up your superpowers
4 Flow | Putting it all together / Now what?
5 Strategies | Eight signposts that you are doing it right
Performance vs. Mastery – What the Olympics teaches us.
Approach oriented vs Avoidance Oriented
Performance Mindset and how to avoid it
Mastery Mindset basics and five mastery strategies