133 episodes

** Top 2% Globally Ranked Podcast **

Ever felt overwhelmed and disconnected while trying to juggle the demands of work, family, and personal growth? Wondering how you can achieve your goals without the added stress in an already hectic life? Are you seeking guidance and strategies that directly address your desire for a more balanced and fulfilling life?

Welcome to ”Plan Goal Plan,” the weekly escape into the world of meaningful planning, intentional goal setting, and purposeful living. I’m your host, Danielle McGeough, a professor, mom, planner enthusiast, and a self-confessed recovering overachiever. Join me as we delve into personal development, time management, and self-care, armed with expert insights, relatable stories, and practical tips. This podcast is a sanctuary for hardworking individuals, especially moms, aiming to reclaim their time and inject joy and purpose into their daily routines.

As a professor, mom, planner addict, and recovering overachiever with years of both personal and professional exploration, I’ve navigated the complexities of balancing career ambitions with family life. My journey from feeling lost and burnt out, despite achieving significant goals, to finding a sustainable path forward has taught me the importance of planning with care and setting goals that truly resonate. I understand the struggles of feeling like you have to do it all because I’ve been there.

If simplifying life, achieving goals with genuine joy, and making room for what truly matters to you sounds like your cup of tea, ”Plan Goal Plan” will be your guide. We’re on a mission to transform daily routines into meaningful rituals and productivity into endless possibilities, all while fostering a supportive community.

Ready to step into a life marked by fulfillment, balance, and purposeful direction? Tune into ”Plan Goal Plan” on your favorite podcast platform. Embrace this journey with us, where planning meets purpose, goals guide us towards our true north, and actions are taken with intention and delight. Let’s redefine the essence of productivity together and make every moment count.

Through my own experiences of feeling overwhelmed by various planning and productivity systems and the realization that I had lost touch with what truly mattered, I discovered a simpler, more enjoyable approach to goal setting and time management. This revelation changed my perspective on productivity and led me to start ”Plan Goal Plan.” Now, I want to share these insights, along with strategies and stories, to help you navigate your own path to a fulfilling and balanced life.

Learn more: https://www.plangoalplan.com/
Email: support@plangoalplan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727411369068279

PLAN GOAL PLAN | Goals, Transformation for Women, Mindful Time Management, Balance, Working Moms Danielle McGeough, PhD

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** Top 2% Globally Ranked Podcast **

Ever felt overwhelmed and disconnected while trying to juggle the demands of work, family, and personal growth? Wondering how you can achieve your goals without the added stress in an already hectic life? Are you seeking guidance and strategies that directly address your desire for a more balanced and fulfilling life?

Welcome to ”Plan Goal Plan,” the weekly escape into the world of meaningful planning, intentional goal setting, and purposeful living. I’m your host, Danielle McGeough, a professor, mom, planner enthusiast, and a self-confessed recovering overachiever. Join me as we delve into personal development, time management, and self-care, armed with expert insights, relatable stories, and practical tips. This podcast is a sanctuary for hardworking individuals, especially moms, aiming to reclaim their time and inject joy and purpose into their daily routines.

As a professor, mom, planner addict, and recovering overachiever with years of both personal and professional exploration, I’ve navigated the complexities of balancing career ambitions with family life. My journey from feeling lost and burnt out, despite achieving significant goals, to finding a sustainable path forward has taught me the importance of planning with care and setting goals that truly resonate. I understand the struggles of feeling like you have to do it all because I’ve been there.

If simplifying life, achieving goals with genuine joy, and making room for what truly matters to you sounds like your cup of tea, ”Plan Goal Plan” will be your guide. We’re on a mission to transform daily routines into meaningful rituals and productivity into endless possibilities, all while fostering a supportive community.

Ready to step into a life marked by fulfillment, balance, and purposeful direction? Tune into ”Plan Goal Plan” on your favorite podcast platform. Embrace this journey with us, where planning meets purpose, goals guide us towards our true north, and actions are taken with intention and delight. Let’s redefine the essence of productivity together and make every moment count.

Through my own experiences of feeling overwhelmed by various planning and productivity systems and the realization that I had lost touch with what truly mattered, I discovered a simpler, more enjoyable approach to goal setting and time management. This revelation changed my perspective on productivity and led me to start ”Plan Goal Plan.” Now, I want to share these insights, along with strategies and stories, to help you navigate your own path to a fulfilling and balanced life.

Learn more: https://www.plangoalplan.com/
Email: support@plangoalplan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727411369068279

    3 Personal Barriers That Keep Women From Achieving Their Goals | Ep. 132

    3 Personal Barriers That Keep Women From Achieving Their Goals | Ep. 132

    If you're introspective, value-driven, and motivated to innovate change in your life, you’re in the right place. This episode is all about helping women tap into their potential by breaking through the barriers that hold them back. If you've been yearning for meaningful accomplishments that resonate deeply with your true self, this discussion is for you.
    In today’s episode, we delve into three significant barriers that often prevent women from achieving their goals: feeling invisible, feeling not enough, and feeling alone. Drawing from Dr. Claire Zammit’s extensive research and my own coaching experiences, we'll explore these barriers in depth and provide actionable steps to overcome them.
    Key Takeaways:
    Identify Your Barriers: Understand how the feelings of invisibility, inadequacy, and isolation can hinder your goal-setting and personal growth.
    Empower Your Self-Concept: Learn how to shift your self-concept and break free from societal and structural norms that limit your potential.
    Leverage Your Strengths: Recognize the incredible strengths within these barriers and learn to use them to your advantage.
    Action Steps for Growth: Gain practical tips and exercises to observe, intervene, and overcome these barriers in your own life.
    Action Steps:
    Reflect on Your Barriers: Take time to journal about which barriers resonate with you and how they might be intervening in your goal-setting process.
    Join the Bold and Balanced Mini Course: Free up 1-5 hours of your week with our 15-minute daily exercises designed to help you break through these barriers. Link to Bold Balanced Women
    Connect with a Coach: Schedule a complimentary one-on-one coaching call to receive personalized support and guidance on your journey. Link to Calendar
    Resources Mentioned:
    Bold and Balanced Mini Course: Text "BALANCED" to 319-264-3332 for more information and to sign up.
    Dr. Claire Zammit’s Research: Learn more about the patterns that prevent women from achieving their goals.
    One-on-One Coaching: Book a session to receive individualized coaching and support.
    Final Thoughts:
    I truly believe that within each of us lies the potential for a legacy of positive impact. By breaking through these barriers, we can activate our personal agency, be bold at work, and be present at home. Let’s harness our strengths, embrace our true selves, and create the change we wish to see in the world.
    Connect With Us:
    Website: PlanGoalPlan
    Social Media: Follow us on Facebook, and LinkedIn
    Email: support@plangoalplan.com
    Be bold, be balanced, and be well, friends.

    • 22 min
    Mastering Gentle Determination: Mindful Planning Tips for Achieving Goals with Grit | Ep. 131

    Mastering Gentle Determination: Mindful Planning Tips for Achieving Goals with Grit | Ep. 131

    Does the idea of being resilient or tenacious make you tired? Explore the delicate balance between grit and contentment in this thought-provoking episode. Discover how mindful planning can be your tool for achieving goals with gentle determination.
    Join us as we delve into practical tips for incorporating mindful planning into your daily routine. Learn how to embrace grit without shame and find endurance, passion, and mastery in your pursuit of a fulfilling life. Tune in to hear personal stories, reflections, and insights on parenting, ambition, and contentment.
    Key Takeaways:
    Reframing planning as personal development.
    Staying present and mindful during the planning process.
    Creating flexible frameworks for adaptive planning.
    The importance of regular reflections to maintain curiosity and growth mindset.
    Connect with Danielle: 
    Bold & Balanced Audio Course or text the word BALANCED to 1-319-264-3332
    FREE Coaching Call: Schedule here! 
    Email: danielle@plangoalplan.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727411369068279
    Website: https://www.plangoalplan.com/

    • 18 min
    How To Reverse Engineer Your Goals With Two Words | Ep. 130

    How To Reverse Engineer Your Goals With Two Words | Ep. 130

    https://boldbalancedwomen.com/
    In this transformational episode of the Plan Goal Plan podcast, your host Danielle McGeough shows you how to reverse engineer your goals using two very powerful words: "as if". This inspiring talk revolves around the concept of imagining your ideal self and taking actions as if you're already that person, to bring about significant positive changes in your life.
    The discussion dives deep into various elements that can help you manifest your future self, drawing insights from the works of Dr. Benjamin Hardy, James Clear, and others. Danielle also discusses the difference between technical and adaptive problems, offering a perspicuous view that goal setting is more a matter of adaptive problem-solving than mere technical problem-solving.
    Illustrating the idea of utopian performance in the field of theater, the episode teaches a lesson on the power of imagination in achieving your goals. Here, also learn how to draw strength from moments of your past self to fuel your future aspirations. Danielle leaves you with thought-provoking questions to ponder, aiming to help you dive into deeper self-realization, and actualize your full potential. 
    Connect with Danielle: 
    Bold & Balanced Audio Course or text the word BALANCED to 1-319-264-3332
    FREE Coaching Call: Schedule here! 
    Email: danielle@plangoalplan.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727411369068279
    Website: https://www.plangoalplan.com/
     

    • 13 min
    Having It All: Mindful Productivity and Meaningful Life Design with Allyson Ward | Ep. 129

    Having It All: Mindful Productivity and Meaningful Life Design with Allyson Ward | Ep. 129

    In this episode of the Plan Goal Plan podcast, we join ex-IBM executive and transformational life strategist Allyson Ward for an insightful discussion on navigating life's transitional journeys. A fantastic testament to her personal resilience, Allyson shares lessons from her life on overcoming challenging circumstances and achieving meaningful personal growth and development. If you're searching to balance your professional and personal life while making purpose-driven decisions, this conversation is a must-listen!
    We explore the much-needed blend of goal-planning and living intentionally, discussing the impactful role technology plays in our everyday efficiency. From the benefits of purpose-driven actions to the ripple effects of our choices on our communities, Allyson gives you a fresh perspective on managing life dynamically. Special attention is also given to technological solutions like ChatGPT and Claude, highlighting how they can significantly streamline our routines and free up more time for meaningful engagements. Guided by Allison's experience of creating a custom GPT for her work, we learn how artificial intelligence can stimulate brainstorming, boost productivity, and aid in the actual implementation of ideas. The conversation provides unique insight into the intersection of technology and personal efficiency.
    Ready to embrace a transformative journey and learn how to navigate life's challenges efficiently? Tune in to this inspiring conversation with Allyson Ward to unlock your potential for mindful productivity and personal resilience.
    Connect with Allyson
    www.allysonward.com
    team@allysonward.com
    Connect with Danielle: 
    FREE Coaching Call: Schedule here! 
    Email: danielle@plangoalplan.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727411369068279
    Website: https://www.plangoalplan.com/
     

    • 28 min
    Having It All: Striving Professionally Without Losing Yourself with Dr. Anne Welsh | Ep. 128

    Having It All: Striving Professionally Without Losing Yourself with Dr. Anne Welsh | Ep. 128

    Immerse yourself in this  episode where we dive into the common struggle of balancing personal happiness and professional ambition. Featuring a candid interview with Dr. Anne Welsh, an esteemed psychologist, executive coach, and consultant, this episode explores the often unspoken battle over high-functioning anxiety, perceived failure, and the quest for fulfillment in today's fast-paced world.
    In this insightful conversation, we delve into the ambitious identity paradox and how it may hamper our journey towards achievement. We unpack the societal pressures of "having it all" and discover the importance of aligning our ambitions with our true selves. Understanding the overwhelming impact of external standards, we offer practical tips to reconnect with your individual needs and aspirations.
    Sharing her journey from Harvard to finding her ideal blend of teaching, research, and clinical work, Dr. Welsh provides a wealth of knowledge for high achievers, budding entrepreneurs, or anyone wrestling with high-functioning anxiety. Her journey emphasizes the strength in vulnerability and offers science-backed methods to nourish mental and emotional health, redefine success, and transition towards a more fulfilling life.
    It's a conversation filled with much-needed insights on establishing a sense of balance and contentment. The episode promises realistic solutions, from setting boundaries to deciphering our unique life goals, enabling viewers to thrive amid life's complexities. Discover techniques to foster healthy work-life integration and successfully navigate the dynamics of modern work and personal life. Tune in now!
    Connect with Dr. Anne Welsh
    @dr.welsh.coaching
    www.linkedin.com/in/drannewelsh
    Freebie: Webinar on how women can lead confidently and break free from perfectionism- www.drannewelsh.com/masterclass
    Connect with Danielle: 
    FREE Coaching Call: Schedule here! 
    Email: danielle@plangoalplan.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727411369068279
    Website: https://www.plangoalplan.com/

    • 24 min
    Having it All: Resetting The Norms with Cherylanne Skolnicki | Ep. 127

    Having it All: Resetting The Norms with Cherylanne Skolnicki | Ep. 127

    In this motivational episode of Plan and Goal Plan, we explore the often neglected concept of societal and personal expectations with the charismatic personal development expert, Cherylanne Skolnicki. This illuminating dialogue digs deep into the impact of perfectionism on our happiness and offers effective strategies to maintain balance and avoid burnout in our fast-paced lives.
    Our host, Danielle McGeough, facilitates a stimulating conversation about breaking free from the cycle of overachieving and transitioning into a more manageable lifestyle. A success story herself, Cherylanne Skolnicki provides practical advice for achieving a meaningful equilibrium between a fulfilling career, family life, and self-care.
    This episode offers valuable insights for those grappling with the challenge of high achievement and societal pressures. It encourages listeners to redefine their definition of success and reclaim their time, health, and peace of mind.
    The episode unfolds by addressing the influence of societal narratives on our choices, from exercise to academics, and the potential to breed burnout in our children. It advocates for a brave reset of our norms, arguing for a more balanced life rhythm.
    If you're seeking to connect with your innate desires or looking for inspiring tips to navigate the tempting buffet of life, this is a must-listen episode. After all, the key to "having it all" lies in what "all" means to you.
    Tune in to this thought-provoking and inspiring episode today and start your journey in redefining success.
    Connect with Cherylanne Skolnicki
    Podcast - Brilliant Balance
    www.brilliant-balance.com
    IG @cskolnicki
    Connect with Danielle: 
    FREE Coaching Call: Schedule here! 
    Email: danielle@plangoalplan.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/727411369068279
    Website: https://www.plangoalplan.com/
     

    • 26 min

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