Show Notes

Episode 171: Next Steps

It’s September and that often gives accomplishing projects more urgency. The week, Shannon and Janine discuss some strategies for taking next steps toward your goals. (Spoiler alert: Getting in touch with what’s important to you is a big part of it!)

Discussion topics include:

  • How September makes us want to get busy and focused
  • Revisiting the goals for the year in an effort to restart working toward them
  • Thinking about goals in smaller chunks and bigger chunks
  • How it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when you’re trying to get back into the swing of things after the summer
  • Assessing how you want to spend your time and identifying the next small step you can take
  • The value of breaking projects down into little tiny steps
  • How the unstructured nature of time after kids are back in school might feel overwhelming
  • Getting strict with yourself about what is important to you
  • Editing out the shoulds
  • Start as you want to continue
  • Mindfully creating habits to help you finish the year on track
  • The value of taking the time to write down all the tiny tasks that comprise a project
  • How perfectionism can get in the way of taking next steps and getting stuff done
  • Measuring progress (as opposed to quality) when you’re working on a project
  • Differentiating the different types of tasks in a project
  • Shannon’s free quiz to help you identify why you procrastinate (and how to work through it)
  • Shannon and Janine’s snort-worthy Walla Walla “party girl” story
  • Letting next steps be easy



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