Tag: systems

This is the year (part 3): Reinforce

This is the year (part 3): Reinforce

tl;dr Your action plan Ask yourself, “What could happen if I don’t pursue this goal?” Create a visual reminder of the pain you’re avoiding by moving forward. Schedule time to regularly review your goal and protect that time. Find an accountability partner or group, or […]

This is the year (part 2): Break it down

This is the year (part 2): Break it down

tl; dr Your action plan Use two techniques to write your goals: ask Gary Keller’s focusing question and be specific. First, break down your life goal until you’ve created an annual goal: e.g. 5 years, 2 years, 1 year. Next, break down your annual goal […]

The one step of annual goal setting I never skip

The one step of annual goal setting I never skip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… It’s annual goal setting and planning time! We all have our methods for goal setting, from using a framework we’ve refined over the years, to thinking for a few minutes about what we want and calling it […]

How to build a meaningful career (part 3): Every action counts

How to build a meaningful career (part 3): Every action counts

What you’ll find in this series This is part 3 in a three-part blog series on how you can build a more meaningful career by first refining your own definition of “meaningful,” and then living that definition. In Part 1: Redefine success, I suggest a […]

Balance mind + body to plan your best days

Balance mind + body to plan your best days

It’s been almost two months since I left my software career (i.e. set aside my golden handcuffs) to get after my “someday.” It’s been absolutely amazing! One of my challenges has been adapting my schedule so I both have fun and feel productive every day. […]

Secretly Dreading the Holidays?

Secretly Dreading the Holidays?

The holidays can be a mixed bag. I love Christmas music. I can’t explain it. When late November rolls around, I suddenly find myself waking up with an irresistible urge to hear Mariah Carey singing about mistletoe. On the other hand, when I try to […]

My Favorite Planning Tools

My Favorite Planning Tools

I am such a nerd for goal setting, action planning, and progress tracking. Of the countless tools and techniques I’ve tried, here are a few that shine as my go-tos.