The Planners on Purpose podcast is created for ambitious and driven event planners that are looking to scale their productivity, get valuable time back in their day, and focus on their personal goals and aspirations. If you want to stress less to live more, Naomi will take you on a journey of self-discovery. She will help you to uncover your hidden strengths as a leader, become more productive, so you can live the life you desire while balancing your commitments.
Catching Up on Event Trends with Kathrine Frost
In this episode, I pull up with Katherine Frost, returning guest on the Planners on Purpose Podcast. We discuss what is happening at ORO Planner, and also discuss how the event industry is returning post-pandemic. We also discuss some key event trends to keep an eye out for. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Katherine discusses the new design board that has launched within the Oro Planner. Indoor/Outdoor events are now happening to ensure that people are safe and included.Staff shortages are happening in hospitality. Planners can help to encourage patience as the hospitality industry rebuilds to meet demand.It is important to always have a plan and a plan for the plan! Be optimistic and have backup contingencies in the event that things fall back.Planners should consider brushing up on their planning skills since meetings are returning.There is still a debate on hybrid meetings and how they will integrate within the landscape of events.The event industry is an amazing community that even when we're not together, we're together.Links and Resources
Katherine Frost Interview on ORO Planner
Event Manager Blog - Event Tech Companies
CDC Mask Guidelines - Planners React
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3 Myths You Should Know About Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The conversation around mental health should be elevated and discussed. In this episode, you will hear about 3 myths that you should know about mental health, and what to do about them. Understanding some myths around mental health will be able to help us continue to bring important conversations forward.
It is important to talk about mental health.Talking and being supportive to loved ones is a way that we can support.Everyone can help to support mental health, and point to resources if needed.If you know someone that needs support, refer them to resources available help. The signs of mental health are not easy to see. "Pay careful attention to anything you try to hide" - Gretchen Rubin
Links and Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Mental Health First Aid Website
Managing Burnout FREE Mini-Course
Planners on Purpose Book Club
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How to Overcome Procrastination
Procrastination can get the best of us, especially when we are trying to reach our goals. In this episode of the Planners on Purpose Podcast, we discuss how to overcome procrastination through 5 easy tips.
When you are dealing with procrastination, take a deeper look at the core issue of why you keep pushing things aside.Place tasks on your calendar so that they can alert you to take time to complete them.Consider using techniques to help you focus on each task when it is ready to be worked on.Encouragement can come from tying healthy habits to the tasks that you are looking to complete.Beware of how much information you consume. Your consumption can be preventing your creativity.Having an accountability partner or coach can help provide you with the encouragement you need to avoid procrastination and to meet your goals. Links and Mentions
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Planners on Purpose Facebook Group
Thank you so much for listening to this episode. Do you struggle with procrastination? Or perhaps you have a great story to share on how you overcame your struggle? Well, I would love to hear all of your stories in the comments below. Until the next episode!
Busy or Productive: Which One Are You?
Have you ever been busy working, but not necessarily being productive? In this episode, I'll share with you three ways to be productive rather than spending your time being busy for the sake of being busy.
Being busy is all about being occupied, but with what? You can be busy doing many things but are you moving the needle forward. Being productive means that you are producing an effective result for you and your business. Stop doing all the busy things in your life. One of the main productivity killers is social media. Make sure to give yourself time limits on social media so that your time can be better spent in other places. Make sure that you are scheduling smart when it comes to your calendar. Remember there is a time and place for everything.Focus on a specific task instead of having your hands in too many things at one time. Focusing is more effective than multi-tasking. Always stick to your script. If you have a planner or have time allotted or certain tasks, make sure that you stick to your plans. Don't falter.Thank you for listening to this episode!
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Let's Talk about Burnout
As event planners we should know about what burnout is and how it actually can affect our performance in our careers. This episode walks through what burnout is, the effects of burnout, and discuss how you can make adjustments to be more aware of stress in your life doing forward.
Burnout is a syndrome that results from occupational stress.In event planning, there are many contributions to stress and overwhelm that lead to burnout.It is important to be aware of if you are in a burnout situation so that you can make adequate adjustments. Many times burnout can be self-inflicted, so ensure you are aware of what you are saying "yes" to and manage your personal energy tank. As managers, be aware of our employees ability to take on additional projects, and ask key questions to ensure that they are able and ready to take on the task you want them to proceed with.Links mentioned in this episode:
Managing Your Burnout FREE Mini-Course
Planners on Purpose Book Club
Planners on Purpose Facebook Community
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The Opposition Factor (Part 2)
This week’s episode we are digging deeper into Opposition Factors that affect us and may prevent us from reaching our goals. In episode 43 we discussed the common internal oppositions that appear for us, and this week, we are discussing several external oppositions.
Seeking the validation from others can help in some cases, however if validation isn’t favorable, it is important to know how to respond. Use any validation responses whether positive or negative to refine and to reshape your goal.When you get your first critic, it could be an opportunity to get deeper into refining or validating your goal or idea.Think of criticism as a dialogue and use it as fuel to get to where you need to go.Accountability partners are there to help keep us on our path. Although when we are being held accountable we may not see it that way. While on this journey to meet your goals, make sure that you use your accountability team to support you.See accountability as an opportunity to be vulnerable in where you are at, and allow your partners or coach guide you through.Links and Resources
Managing Your Burnout Mini-Course
Thank you for listening to the podcast. If you have met opposition when meeting your goals, I encourage you to share with us in the comments below.
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