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
- Stress management. I will develop a plan to actively reduce my stress and anxiety.
- 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.
- 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.
Who – Geoff Smart Delegation & supervision – Brian Tracy Leading change – John Kotter The Coaching Habit – Michael Bungay Stanier The ruthless elimination of hurry – John Mark Comer
- Radical candor – Kim Scott
- The infinite game – Simon Sinek
- The psychology of money – Morgan Housel
- The five dysfunctions of a team – Patrick Lencioni
- Stop running in circles and ship work that matters – Ryan Singer
- The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni
- Deep Work – Cal Newport
Know of a book I need to read? Shoot me a recommendation.