👋🏼 Welcome new readers and Manifest users!
Happy Wednesday and thanks to the 1,713 of you who are receiving this newsletter! In this edition, we're breaking down how to set goals heading into 2022. I've also got a few exciting updates below!
✍🏼 Do We Need Goals? A deep dive on making goals that actually help
🏔 Setting Goals for 2022? Start with a 2021 Reflection (Free Notion Template)
📺 Making Actionable Goals in Notion (free webinar) is happening January 14th!
🎉 Manifest OS is live! Use subscriber to get 30% off!
🤝 Notion Coach is launching workflow consulting for solopreneurs and small teams, more info coming soon!
🤔 Do We Need Goals?
There’s a part of me that has always dreaded setting goals. The process of sitting down, reflecting on the year, and trying to make definitive statements on what I’d like to accomplish often feels like too much pressure than it’s worth, especially if and when I don’t revisit these goals throughout the following year.
It turns out our approaches to goals can inadvertently set us up for failure and disappointment.
I’ve been diving into the topic of goal-setting — their framing, wording, and raison d’être — and one thing is clear: goals can fill us with enthusiasm for our accomplishments, or they can fuel feelings of failure. How we frame, review, and use our goals completely changes their effects. I’ve come up with six tips for goal-setting, with the hope that you not only create your own heading into the new year, but also leverage them to make and track your progress.
You can read the blog post below, but here’s what’s covered in the post:
Reflect on 2021 before setting goals for 2022
Sharpen your focus; being too ambitious divides your time, energy, and attention into too many directions
The SMART framework could be helpful, but can also hold you back
Goals, Objectives, and Key Results are actually very different
Focus more on the gain and not the gap
Balance self-improvement and self-acceptance
📰 Other News
🎉 Manifest OS '22 is live!
I’m excited to share the new Manifest OS is finally live! Notion has released several awesome new features over the past year, like subgroups and more powerful filtering, which allow for much more customization. The new Manifest OS also relies on journaling throughout, taking inspiration from Ryder Carroll’s The Bullet Journal Method. If you follow productivity frameworks from Getting Things Done, Second Brain, or Atomic Habits, the template could be useful! As a thank you for being a reader, add subscriber during checkout for 30% off!
If you are using the 2021 version, I’ll be releasing a series of videos outlining changes and ways to optimize your existing workspace. :)
📺 Live Event: Make Actionable Goals in Notion
Friday, January 14th | 2:30 PM EST
Goal setting is a foundational aspect of any productivity framework. As we kick off 2022, join me as we take a look at how to set goals that are actionable. We'll walk ways to go about intentional reflection, setting goals, tying them to quarterly objectives, and creating metrics (key results) to track our progress.
👔 Notion Coach Launching Workshop Bundles in January!
After several Notion workshops, projects, and team sessions in 2021, Notion Coach will be focusing on workflow design for creators, solopreneurs and small teams. There are two key offerings, more info coming soon, but feel free to email email@example.com if interested in booking a free call!
☝🏼 One last thing…
A big part of creating content around Notion and productivity is having the opportunity to connect with awesome people along the way. Here are a few places we can connect: