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Planning & Goal-Setting For 2021 (Is There Even A Point?): Voices 56

Planning & Goal-Setting For 2021 (Is There Even A Point?): Voices 56

For those who love to plan ahead, the past year has been a huge challenge–and the shiny promise of a brand new year feels a little lackluster as we look toward 2021. Is planning and goal-setting permanently on hold, shuttered just like schools and gyms and concerts? Sarah Hart-Unger says no.

Our first Voices interview episode of 2021 features two Sarahs: host Sarah Powers chats with guest Sarah Hart-Unger about how to approach planning and goal-setting this year. We talk about the importance of reflecting on 2020, even though it didn’t go as planned, how to “pandemic-proof” your goals for 2021, and why the annual exercise of looking back and looking forward is still valuable. Sarah also answers your listener questions on the nitty-gritty of planning and goal setting. Join us!

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Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode:

Last year’s Voices 44 episode with Sarah Hart-Unger: Staying Organized & Motivated As A Full-Time Working Mom

Sarah Hart-Unger’s blog and website:

Listen to Best Laid Plans (SHU’s planning podcast) wherever you get your podcasts (all the show notes are on her site here)

Sarah Powers loved these episodes especially: Ep 6: Getting Started with Planning and Ep 17: Technique Spotlight: Monthly Review

SHU referenced the 2021 Goals episode of Best Of Both Worlds

Shortening Your Gaze, For Now (we referenced this essay of Meagan’s)

SHU’s recommendations for books and podcasts about planning and goal-setting:

Books by Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, Deep Work (Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World), and his podcast Deep Questions with Cal Newport

Atomic Habits by James Clear

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam

Organize 365 Podcast

Michael Hyatt & Megan Hyatt Miller’s podcast Lead to Win

Anne Bogel’s What Should I Read Next? Podcast

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