“If you were able to choose any superpower in your own self work, [it should be] being able to create task lists and being able to create goals that you can work towards that are very tangible and attainable.” – Connor Jeffers
Every week at Praxis, participants and alumni gather for Praxis Wednesdays, our weekly group discussions featuring guest speakers, academic debates, and skills workshops.
This past week we were joined by Praxis advisor Connor Jeffers for a session on goal-setting, organization, and using Trello.
About the Guest: Connor Jeffers runs a growth marketing company based out of Chicago, doing Salesforce, Hubspot, and professional services for tech startups, as well as older companies looking to have a greater digital marketing presence. He’s also been a Praxis advisor for a little over a year and a half.
In this workshop, Connor talked about taking your goals and turn them into small, tangible projects. He covered:
- Taking the big goal you have and breaking it down into actionable steps
- Creating a workflow that leads you to your end goal (via task list) – this keeps you from getting overwhelmed by the magnitude of the ultimate goal
- How he manages his Trello boards
- Setting up your tasks into an order of operations, so you can just follow the task list item by item
“Breaking things into the smallest elements possible that you can cross off your list is how you want to start.” – Connor Jeffers
Connor’s top tips for using Trello:
- Color labels are extremely valuable for quickly differentiating tasks
- Connor really loves using checklists to intuitively segment tasks
- Take notes on everything (to-do lists, meetings, etc.) and then put it all into Trello
- Start boards for each project you’re working on
- Break phases/components of projects into different cards and lists