EP 402: How do you crack the code on goal-setting?
Charlie Gilkey talks with Tara about the cultural code that lurks beneath our assumptions about goals & success.
What is a goal really? What purpose does a goal really serve? And is that purpose truly benefiting us, the goal-setters?
These are big, messy questions. But they are far from abstract. Our answers to these questions—whether we know it or not—shape the way we work and live on a daily basis. This intermediary space—the space between philosophical questions and practical implications—is a place I happily hang out in all day long. Luckily, I know someone who likes hanging out in that place as much as I do!
His name is Charlie Gilkey. He’s a friend of the pod—as well as the co-founder of Productive Flourishing and author of Start Finishing. He’s also the host of the Productive Flourishing podcast.
Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from the Productive Flourishing feed. Charlie and I talk about why in the world I wrote a productivity book, how the cultural code we operate in impacts the way we plan and set goals, how that code disproportionately harms some more than others, and much, much more.
- What Works: A Comprehensive Framework to Change the Way We Approach Goal-Setting by Tara McMullin
- More about Charlie Gilkey
- Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey
- Listen to Productive Flourishing
- Broken (in the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson
- Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne
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