Show Notes

Episode 64: Setting Yourself Up for Success

We can all use a little help in succeeding. And you’re the best person to provide that help! This week, Shannon and Janine discuss simple ways to set yourself up for success and how easy fixes can sometimes get rid of barriers to starting. We also talk about the importance knowing what success means to you and creating different levels of success for yourself.

Discussion topics include:

  • A recap of Shannon’s Alaskan cruise
  • How making something just a bit easier can allow you to get started on it
  • Classic example: Laying out your exercise clothes (or any clothes) the night before
  • That sometimes big barriers have small fixes
  • Questions to ask yourself to set your self up for success
  • How making any decisions the night before can make mornings easier
  • Shannon’s awesome key-management system
  • How Shannon set herself up for success the night before going to the DMV
  • Knowing what success means—and how you’ll know when you achieve it
  • Creating a vision of three levels of success—so that success is achievable and also worthy of striving for
  • How what success looks like can change from day to day
  • The importance of figuring out what you want (not what you don’t want)



Shannon standing on the pontoon of a seaplane in the middle of a lake in Alaska.


Shannon’s key-management system

1 thought on “Episode 64: Setting Yourself Up for Success”

  1. I try to do everything the night before, also, to help me get started on the next day. I wake up dopey and need all the help I can get!

    One thing I have been training myself to do each night is to write my to-do list for the next day so that I know exactly how I need to hit the ground running. I have stars next to the really important items so that I know to “Eat That Frog” first (from Brian Tracy’s book of the same name — it’s about procrastination) before I spend any time doing less-important tasks. Another great podcast, ladies!

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