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2.5-HOUR ONLINE WORKSHOP
 

SMART goals for scientists
(the "mindful way")

 

Design the path with the steps you need to take so that you can achieve your goals in 2022, gather the motivation you’ll need, and fall in love again with the process on the way there!

9th December 2021, 9 AM Madrid time
(and access to the recordings afterwards)

only 27 € when you sign up now!
(price goes up on December 3rd)

 You know what your goals are (or maybe not totally…)

But you just don’t have the time and energy to do everything that’s needed. So you may feel behind and guilty about several of those things you wanted to finish. About those co-authors waiting for you to finish the paper. About your supervisor waiting you finish your data analyses…And in the meantime, your motivation keeps going down, while the overwhelm goes up.

If that’s you, it’s time to revise those goals and refine your goal-setting system. And, in case you wonder, you’re not alone!

And I’ve made something for you! Now let me introduce you to the…

2.5-HOUR VIRTUAL WORKSHOP​
 
SMART goals for scientists (the "mindful way")
 
Design the path with the steps you need to take so that you can achieve your goals this year, gather the motivation you’ll need, and fall in love again with the process on the way there 

This is not just a theory class on productivity. This is a practical workshop for scientists where you'll have the space and time to design a plan on how to achieve the goals that really matter to YOU without losing the motivation long the way...and no more spending time on tasks that bring you nowhere!

The end result

 

A clear plan of what you need to do the coming months to achieve your goals. The SMART goals to advance your science career. A plan that you feel so good about, that you can't avoid to take the first steps...things that you kept postponing for weeks! 

And when you come out of the workshop, you may feel like this:

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Gabriela Córdoba
PhD researcher
Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain
@PGabrielaCor

After the workshop, I feel better about my goals and future projects. I needed this time to think about how to achieve the things I want to achieve for the rest of 2021. Also, the workbook it's really helpful, I'm looking forward to filling it!  

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Rosie Sheward
Postdoctoral researcher
Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main, Germany
@RosieSheward

It's a really good investment of a few hours of your day for thought and reflection to stay (or get back!) on track and give yourself some optimism for why you're doing what you want to do over the next months! Although I had done some detailed planning before, I had bypassed mapping these tasks to specific goals, and particularly linking those day-to-day tasks to the "why is this goal even important to me?".

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Tibo Costaz

PhD researcher

Wageningen University, The Netherlands

@CostazTibo

I never had a clear overview of goals for any of my Ph.D. years. Now, I think that having measurable steps towards your goals is key because it gives you a nice feeling of accomplishment along the way (or the realization that perhaps it is not what you like to do and should change). After this workshop, I feel motivated for most of my goals, and definitely recommend it!

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Marta Albo

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Algarve, Portugal

@MartaAlboP

This workshop helped me block a time to sit down and write, not only those goals but also a plan with the tasks to make them happen (which for some I didn’t believe was possible). If you have problems planning your goals and make them achievable, and you are looking for motivation to write down those goals, then the workshop will be perfect for you.

 
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The details 

 

The 2.5-hour online workshop "SMART goals for scientists" will be "live" in Zoom. We'll be alternating between teaching, time for you to reflect and plan, and time for questions. It will be recorded and you'll have access to the videos for 3 months. You'll also receive a workbook, weekly, monthly and yearly planners, and a PDF with the slides for you to keep forever! 

9th December 2021, 9 AM Madrid time
(and access to the recordings afterwards)


Join in now for 27 €!
(or 37 € after 3rd December)

Why a goal-setting workshop for scientists?

Because you're probably busy. The to-do list of every scientist I know is huge. And only looking at it triggers immediate stress! And the problem is not that it's long...the problem is that you may get lost and forget what is important to you.

Setting goals is not just writing what you want to achieve. It starts with reflecting on what you REALLY want. And then continues by formulating those goals in a specific way...based on the S.M.A.R.T. goals, we will make them even S.M.A.R.T.E.R. But as usual, in a mindful way!

The result? A higher chance that you achieve those goals (actually, by 42%). And a clear plan with what you need to do to get there. Not to mention, a boost in motivation!

Do you join us?

What​ you'll get as a result of attending the SMART goals for scientists workshop:

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  • Clarity of what has gone well and not so well in the past period

  • Your goals for the next period, formulated in an even SMARTER way!

  • A step-by-step plan to achieve those goals that will advance your science career

  • The key motivators for when you feel like dropping some goals

For those who don't know me...

Hi, I’m Ana Pineda, PhD and I help academics like you to focus and write. I've taken everything I've learned from more than 15 years of doing research and helped more than 100 scientists with their writing and productivity so they can feel confident with their work. Through my courses, workshops like this, and writing retreats, we follow a mindful approach to get things done. But the things that matter to you! My mission is to make this world better by helping scientists to have a more productive, more creative, and happier research life. Should we start?

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For who is this goal-setting workshop?

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This workshop is designed for you, if you are a scientist or an academic and can at least answer yes to one of these things:

 

  • You’re planning to do too many things every day, week, and month (and then feel like a “failure” for not finishing them)

  • You’re jumping from goal to goal, feeling overwhelmed and without focus

  • You say yes to things you should say no to and then have zero motivation for them!

  • You had goals. But they were not very specific and now you realize you cannot do what needs to be done. So you just drop them (and oops, again that “failure” feeling).

Any "yes"? Then you’re in the right place!

But I also need to tell you that this program is probably NOT for you if:

  • You are not willing to reflect and dig a bit inside you…You need that work to find out what motivates you. Otherwise, it will be very difficult to achieve goals that stretch you out of your comfort zone (and we'll plan some of those!).

  • You don't like to plan things and prefer to live in the moment. That's fine, but this workshop is about looking both into the past and intro the future.

  • You are seeking a solution to feelings of depression or burnout. I am not a therapist. These are serious issues that require professional help, so if you feel you need that kind of help, please contact a professional. Most Universities will offer support.

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FAQ

 

I CANNOT ATTEND "LIVE". WILL BE RECORDED?

Yes. The entire workshop will be recorded and you'll have a 3-month access to the videos to go through on your own time. Be sure you watch it before it goes away!

 

I DON’T HAVE A CREDIT CARD. CAN I PAY WITH A DIFFERENT SYSTEM?

Unfortunately, not. The time that takes me to arrange another form of payment is not worth the cost of the workshop. I recommend you to ask someone the favor of paying for you, or sign up for the Mindful Productivity Course when it opens which includes this workshop (for that course I arrange other payment systems).

 

I KNOW ABOUT S.M.A.R.T. GOALS AND I ALREADY DO GOAL SETTING EVERY YEAR. IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR ME?

Totally. Because this is not a class, but a space where you´ll have the time and guidance to go accompanied through the goal-setting process. Plus, this time you’ll do it following the “mindful approach” that characterizes “I focus and write”.

 

IS THIS WORKSHOP ONLY FOR PH.D. CANDIDATES?

Not at all! I recommend every scientist at any stage of their career to do a goal-setting exercise twice a year. However, the programs of “I focus and write” are mainly designed for early-career scientists at the stage of Ph.D., Postdoc, and early Assistant Professors.

 

CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK?

If after attending this workshop you feel that it was a loss of your time, let me know within 30 days and I will give you a refund. I usually don't do this for my programs, but I honestly think this workshop can change your 2022. So I want to remove any possible barriers!

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Do you join us?

9th December 2021, 9 AM Madrid time
(and access to the recordings afterwards)


Join in now for 27 €!
(or 37 € after 3rd December)