Countless frameworks exist and even overlap one another to help us gain self-awareness and uncover why we work the way we do. Today we’re exploring yet another way to use self-awareness as a planning and productivity tool to help you get organized and avoid burnout. This week, episode 187 of the Positively Living Podcast is about how to figure out your planning style!

Kylie Ota, is a NLP-certified life coach and business strategist specializing in burnout recovery for high-achieving female entrepreneurs. With a background in Army Behavioral Science and oil + gas management, Kylie helps entrepreneurs find their business personality type and create a balanced life and successful business without compromising their well-being or relationships.

In this episode of the Positively Living Podcast, Kylie Ota shares how understanding your personality type helps remove the shame and guilt that comes up when comparing yourself to others and actionable steps to take right now to tweak your planning style to your archetype and increase your productivity. 

Kylie and I cover the following topics:

  • How her four planning archetypes: Powerhouse, Popular, Philanthropist, and Perfectionist loosely relate to the DISC personality types. 
  • The tendencies, challenges, and best planning practices for each archetype.
  • Which archetype struggles the most with planning and areas the other types can support one another.
  • The benefits to understanding your type as well as the archetypes of the people around you. 

Keep in mind the archetypes we talk about today were created by one coach and are not intended to limit you, but rather to encourage you to self-identify, appreciate what you are doing and how you work best, and find freedom in the process.

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