Okay you guys – this post is a double-whammy. I’m sharing two big things that have been on my mind lately. The first is my new favorite clothing line, & Other Stories. I’ve been pretty transparent with you guys about my evolving style. (You can read this post about how I knew I had become an adult when I no longer found myself drawn to the third floor of Nordstrom). If I could wrap up my taste into one beautiful, glorious package, it would be & Other Stories.
How adorable is this sweater? This entire store is a neutral lover’s paradise. When I’m shopping their website, I imagine myself strutting the streets of New York in their effortlessly chic apparel, like this blouse or this floral midi dress! It’s all of the glamour of city street style at the best prices – this sweater is under $100!
I’m going to keep sharing pics of this sweater throughout this post because I’m truly obsessed with it.
The second topic is about productivity. I take pride in my time management skills and my ability to achieve the goals I set for myself. Today, I’m sharing a secret with you: your GOALS should dictate your TO-DO list, and not the other way around. Seems simple, right? I’ve seen so many people fill their schedule with arbitrary tasks because it SEEMS productive.
The key to creating an efficient and effective schedule is to clearly outline your short, middle, and long-term goals and create intermittent action items to help you reach them.
It’s also important to identify the TYPES of goals you’re setting:
- Short term goals: these are accomplished within the week or month
- Medium term goals: these can take several months to a year
- Long term goals: these take 3-5 years
Short term goals inform medium term goals which in turn affect long term goals. However, your to-do list impacts all three types of goals. If your to-do list isn’t helping you to achieve those short term goals, you won’t be able to build to the medium term goals and so on.
Today, I want to help you identify these goals. I’ll give you my examples for each:
- Short term goals: Publish five blog posts this week, ship out 5 more Kind Coalition shirts, and finish my latest sitcom pitch
- Medium term goals: refine the pitch to take to market, grow my Instagram by 5K followers, automate my Pinterest account
- Long Term goals: expand The Kind Coalition in-house team, regularly take out and sell television pitches, have a well-oiled blog with a strong following
Everything I do day to day is informed by these goals – now, it’s your turn. Click here to download my Goal Planning Guide! Let me know your top three goals in the comments!