As a productivity coach and self-proclaimed planner, it might sound odd for me to suggest that you plan less, but if you have been overwhelmed, especially around the end of the year with everyone planning for the year ahead, I have a refreshing and encouraging approach to help you plan less and still reach your goals. This week, episode 133 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how overplanning actually hinders you from doing more!

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, I’m sharing that although strategic planning, reflection, and creating a roadmap is crucial when it comes to reaching your goals, too much detail may hinder you. 

I cover the following topics:

  • How I worked with one of my clients to create a framework that doesn’t create restrictions while keeping her aligned and working towards her end goal. 
  • What overplanning does to hinder your efforts.
  • 3 things to keep you on track if you start to get tempted to plan in more detail. 
  • Specific ways you can adjust your approach to planning.

As you plan, I encourage you to enjoy the process, embrace the unknown, and trust that planning less will give you a better outcome.

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