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  • Writer's pictureAbigail Ann

4 Secrets to Staying on Task + Setting Goals (Plus, the Planner that Changed my Life!)

Updated: Feb 4

As a small business owner, staying organized and prioritizing can be a challenge. The never ending mountain of to do lists, honestly makes me want to throw in the towel some days.

Even as a fairly organized person there are days I’ve worked the entire day, but by the end of it, I’m not even sure what I got done. Sound familiar? It wasn’t until I found my favorite planner and learned some strategies for prioritization, that things finally changed.

In this blog post, I’ll be sharing the secrets I’ve learned to prioritize tasks, stay organized, and work my day like a CEO. I’ll be covering:

  • How to map out your goals

  • How to stay organized and prioritize tasks

  • The psychology behind decision making

  • How to create a plan that works for you

If you’re sick and tired of starting and ending each day feeling overwhelmed, then you’re in the right place!

How to Map Out Your Goals

Are you running your business or is your business running you? When I first started my company, it definitely felt like my business was running me. Instead of starting the day intentionally, I’d respond to any unopened texts or emails.

This could last a couple hours, leaving only the afternoon to finish everything else that was still on the to do list. I got so fed up and disappointed with myself that I started researching planners I could buy. I found one that had a section to set goals, then break those goals down by month, and then by week. This peaked my interest.

I went on their website and downloaded their Passion Roadmap. I love the way it starts. It says, “Set a timer for five minutes. Imagine that whatever you write on this piece of paper will come true within the designated time frame. Think of it as a wishlist describing your ideal life. Ask yourself, “If I could be anything, do anything, or have anything, what would it be?” Write every single thing down that comes to mind and be as specific as possible. Lastly, do not feel the need to be realistic or justify our dreams. Just write.”

The rest of the page is broken down into 4 quadrants: 3 months, 1 year, 3 years, and Lifetime. I want to challenge you to grab a sheet of paper and try this out!

If you’re serious about accomplishing these goals and you want a planner that has sections to break it down, check out The Passion Planner. Use code ABIGAILH591 for 10% off your order. P.S. I tend to go with the plain black or a solid color, but they have so many cute options!

Passion Planner in cute colors