Creating an Action Plan for Your Goals

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 135

How do you complete your large work projects when you are also a mom at home? How do you focus on your priorities when everything feels urgent?

Is there such a thing as planning for the unexpected? And what do you do when your spouse is not supportive of your goals?

These are the questions that Cara answers in today’s Q&A episode. Questions asked of her from her free Facebook community of mom supporting moms reaching for their goals in the midst of messy life.

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Episode Highlights:

2:05 How do you make your large projects work when you are also a mom at home? The key here is to batch your tasks.

It’s hard for your brain to multi-task so instead let’s group similar tasks together so you can knock them out. How do you do this? Well, let’s make a plan … because when you have a plan you’ll be able to show yourself your roadmap to completing your huge project on top of everything you already do.

Listen in on step one here …

9:37 When everything seems like it’s urgent, and then nothing gets done. Let’s talk about priority-based productivity.

We are going to look at priorities a little differently and create micro priorities. How do we do this?

Start with writing out the top categories of your life: family, work, self-care, hobbies, relationships, health, spirituality, finances.

Now, what is the most important thing that you want to accomplish inside each of these categories? These are your micro priorities!

During a time block that you set aside to work on a goal for a section of your life, you are going to focus all of your attention on that one micro priority you set for yourself.

This makes not everything urgent but a few things urgent and that focus is going to allow you to feel so much happier with your day as you see a change in the most important areas of your life.

12:10 How do you plan for all the unexpected things that happen? The key here is to be proactive instead of reactive.

We know that life is going to throw us curve balls … we know that a car may break down, a kid might get sick, you may be running late … Let’s be proactive instead of reactive.

Look at your schedule and create a wiggle room. Here is how …

21:18 What about when your spouse is not supportive of you working on your goals? Yikes!

Getting your partner on board epically when you’ve been working on the same goal year after year can be so hard! How do you have those conversations? What do you need to sit down and figure out before those conversations?

Listen in here for step one … 

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