January is the worst time for resolutions.
Like us, you are probably coping with the avalanche of stuff you put off for ‘after the holidays’. Just getting back into flow is hard enough, without having an ambitious list of goals to live up to.
On the other hand, not pausing to reflect can mean that half the year’s over before you raise your head and discover how fast it’s flown by. We hope to address these contradictions with the THC Growth Planner.
We created a simple Google Doc that you can download and start working on right
away, without any fuss. It’s not pretty, but it’s very efficient.
You should modify the pre-populated attributes that don’t work for you. Even the
divide between personal and professional goals can seem artificial to some. One of
our team members just combined the tables into one ‘Life Planner’. While it’s a good
idea to complete the planner in one or two sittings, it is meant to be a dynamic
document that you update the whole year. The objective is to start being mindful of
the goals you want to accomplish and the best route to do so.
Thinking about personal and professional growth is not a once-in-a-year exercise.
Use the THC Growth Planner to record your progress and revisit your goals.
How We Did It
We’ve had the privilege of speaking to many creators over the last few months and
particularly near year-end, conversations inevitably veered around to reflections on
personal and professional progress.
Most productivity planning frameworks are about how to get things done efficiently.
We couldn’t find too many that helped you focus on what you should be thinking
about, particularly as a creative professional or entrepreneur. We distilled our
takeaways from multiple conversations into a framework for personal and
professional goals. We’re calling this the THC Growth Planner and we hope to refine
it with your inputs.