As we approach the New Year and enter into a new season, I wanted to reshare a great episode from early on in the Rank & File podcast on goal setting.
Because let’s face it: being able to create the right goals and being able to meet those goals for the season ahead is really the #1 core foundation of being a successful entrepreneur.
This re-release is so pertinent to the conversation we have been having here at Rank & File around seasonality – the episode is jammed-packed full of amazing, and practical advice for how to approach our year ahead, all thanks to our guest who graced the cover of Issue Nine of Rank & File Magazine, Claire Diaz-Ortiz.
Claire is an author, speaker and advisor to startups and social enterprises who was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
Claire was also an early employee at Twitter where she led Corporate Social Innovation. So, purpose-driven work is something Claire is extremely passionate about. Her time at Twitter taught her some really valuable lessons on approaching startup-life, so if you are just beginning your social venture this is a great episode for you.
Claire is a seasoned and sought-after professional who has a busy work schedule and three young kids, so this is a great episode for all of you who need help creating a more effective work schedule driven by human-centric goals.
I am really inviting you in behind the scenes as well because today’s recording is actually the raw audio of the phone interview for Rank & File Magazine. Claire called in from Buenos Aires, where she lives, and I tuned in from Oslo, Norway. So despite being oceans away, we had such a great conversation!
We spoke on the phone before the Rank & File podcast was even being produced. So, you will hear some background noise and the quality is not perfect throughout, but I couldn’t keep our incredible phone conversation locked-up. I wanted to share it with you, and allow you to listen in because what she has to share about goal-setting for the year is absolute gold.
In our conversation, Claire is going to talk all about what she learned at Twitter during its time as a startup and how she actually “got the Pope on Twitter” how cool is that? She is also going to talk about her goal philosophy, the concept of essentialism and how to structure and on-ramp our goals.
There is a ton of stuff in this short interview, so let’s dive right in. Welcome to the Rank & File Podcast, everybody!
Here is my phone conversation on human-centric goals for your year ahead with Claire Diaz-Ortiz.
In Today’s podcast episode, you’ll learn:
- Using the concept of essentialism to hone in on what is most important
- How to use the category method, to maintain habits that might fall through the cracks
- The right timeframe for goal-setting
On Your “Word-of-the-Year”:
- How to understand your “upcoming season”
- How to create your word of the year
- How to give yourself the grace to change your word when the season shifts and things don’t go as planned.