2021 Personal Growth Plan 💪

Published: December 23, 2020

2021 is going to be a big year for me. In the past, I have set personal goals but this will be the first year I publish a personal growth plan to go along with my goals.

To me having a plan is much more than setting some goals. I learned this from my time at Carrot. You can set company objectives and goals but you need a clear plan with more supporting details. This is my attempt to give myself more clarity and accountability with my personal growth in 2021.

I am a big fan of the rule of 3. I will outline my 3 areas of personal growth below.

3 Personal Growth Themes For 2021

  1. Stress management. I will develop a plan to actively reduce my stress and anxiety.
  2. Read more. I lost my habit of reading multiple books per month. That will change in 2021 so I can learn quickly and build confidence for the opportunities at hand.
  3. Prioritization – I will only focus on the most important parts of my life and job and either delegate or ignore the rest.

I have an exciting and challenging opportunity in front of me. In order, to succeed and hit my personal goals, I need to have a bulletproof plan and create steady progress towards my personal growth plan.

Morning Routine ☕️

I am a morning person. I intend to use my mornings as an effective way to perform a lot of my personal growth.

  • 4:45 – Wake up
  • 4:55 – Make coffee
  • 5:00 – Read for 20 minutes
  • 5:20 – Pray and journal for 5 minutes
  • 5:30 – Lift weights
  • 6:00 – Run 1-2 miles with Griffey while listening to an audiobook/podcast
  • 6:30 – Shower
  • 6:45 – Organize my workday priorities
  • 7:00 – Wake up the girls

You will notice that each item in my morning routine supports one of my personal growth themes. Working out and praying/journaling will help me manage my stress. I have two opportunities to consume content (reading and audiobooks). Finally, I will end my morning by prioritizing my workday to give me clarity going into the day.

Reading List 📚

Reading personal growth books has always been important to me. Lately, I have struggled to find the time and energy to read.

I am going to change that in 2021. I am still working on a list of books I want to read in 2021 but here is a short list of books I intend to read.

  1. Who – Geoff Smart
  2. Delegation & supervision – Brian Tracy
  3. Leading change – John Kotter
  4. The Coaching Habit – Michael Bungay Stanier
  5. The ruthless elimination of hurry – John Mark Comer
  6. Radical candor – Kim Scott
  7. The infinite game – Simon Sinek
  8. The psychology of money – Morgan Housel
  9. The five dysfunctions of a team – Patrick Lencioni
  10. Stop running in circles and ship work that matters – Ryan Singer
  11. The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
  12. Deep Work – Cal Newport

Know of a book I need to read? Shoot me a recommendation.

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Published By Alex

I am a seasoned SaaS marketer and leader who has helped Carrot grow to an 8-figure SaaS business. In my free time I enjoy reading business and personal growth books, hacking on side projects and hunting.