When it comes to to-do lists and being productive, one of the biggest things that come to mind is, “I need a planner.”
But the question is, what kind of planner? In today’s episode of the podcast, we chat with Megan Seeley about how we can match a planner to our personality so that we can find one that works best for each one of us as an individual.
Megan Seeley is the Planning Fairy Godmother over at The Goal Designer, where she coaches clients on how to find the best planner, and more importantly, the processes and rituals to keep using that planner.
We talk about how self-care rituals are often forgotten about, but should actually be the first thing scheduled in each week. We tackle the question head-on of how to still be productive, yet not feel like you’re running ragged all the time. Here’s a hint: the only way to be happy and productive is to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself first. Using her Plan to Plan process, Megan walks listeners through the steps for keeping those non-negotiables front and center. Once those are scheduled in, you can worry about obligations to other people, and counter to what you see everywhere else, your to-do list is the very last thing that you put in your planner!
We also talk with Megan about personality types and why she started pairing Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies (Obliger, Upholder, Questioner, Rebel) with different planners. We definitely learned several things in this section of the interview about how our tendencies guide our thinking and ability to stick with a certain planner.
We round out the interview with a few tips for sticking with your planner in 2019 so that you can achieve those goals that you’ve set for yourself. It was a blast to speak with Megan and we are honored to have had her on our podcast.
We definitely recommend that you head on over the thegoaldesigner.com and take her quiz to see what planner would work best for you. You never know: your inability to stick with your planners might have absolutely nothing to do with you, but everything to do with your planner!
P.S. - Our next book will be Atomic Habits by James Clear if you want to read alongside us.
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Episode Length: 40 minutes 56 seconds
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