The Strategic Planner Podcast with Tessa Shahid

The Strategic Planner Podcast with Tessa Shahid

The Strategic Planner Podcast was created to help 9-to-5 and entrepreneurial superwomen reclaim their time so they can operate in their zone of genius and run their business, life -- and career -- like a boss. Let's decrease your overwhelm, maximize your output, and plan your next best step through strategic planning and project management best practices, tips, and hacks. Visit www.tessashahid.com to join the newsletter.

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September 26, 2021 10 min

This week’s episode is just a little bittersweet. When I started this podcast I didn’t totally consider when I wanted season 1 to end and season 2 to begin. My biggest focus to be honest was just starting. I didn’t want perfectionism, anxiety, or procrastination to get in the way of bringing this to life. As we land on 30 episodes, end quarter 3, and get closer to a brand new year, I thought what better time than now to take a brea...

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Sometimes the answer to our struggles isn’t another system, framework, or hack. While I am all for strategy and tips - as you all have noticed - I also believe that it’s important to recognize there may be other root causes at play that we need to audit and fix. This week’s episode dives into how to recognize if anxiety is impacting your productivity through procrastination vs. being stressed. I share resources that will hopefully ...

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September 12, 2021 20 min

Ahead of making the jump to go full-time in Entrepreneurship, you should have systems in place to help you manage your operations. In my experience, companies scale fast and their operations, procedures, and processes do not fit. In this week’s episode, I am going to share some of my favorites must-have resources to help you combat decision fatigue and to know high-level information about a few good systems that I love.

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Going full-time in Entrepreneurship is a bold, amazing, and scary jump! In this week’s episode, I wanted to chat a little about the things people tend to forget (take for granted in corporate America) that usually sets them off on the wrong foot. Take a listen and let me know if you can relate. 


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And we are back with part two of improving your productivity through boundaries. In this week’s episode, I give you examples of small boundaries you can start exercising right now. Let’s get to it! 

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Setting boundaries both personally and professionally is one of the many ways that we can improve our productivity during execution. Healthy boundaries improve our overall health, environment, relationships, time management, and so much more. In this week’s episode, I share my journey to establishing healthy boundaries, one of my favorite books that helped, and a few questions you can ask yourself to start that process for you

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August 15, 2021 9 min

While winging it has been successful for some, at some point they turn to data, strategy, and intention to go to the next level. It doesn’t matter if it's personally, professionally, or in your own business. These tips that I share in this week's episode will help you understand the pros and cons of winging it and what you can do to improve the chaos. 

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August 8, 2021 13 min

In this week’s episode, I’ll chat about the oh-so-common thing that we all deal with at some point - Overwhelm. Yup, that beast tends to rear its head and drives us into rabbit holes. I know I’m not alone. With everything going on in the world right now I feel like it makes it 10 times worse. SO I’m here to share 3 reasons why you are experiencing overwhelm and of course what you can do to get out of it. 

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August 1, 2021 16 min

In this week's episode, I share tips on how you can manage long-term vs. daily tasks. I go over my experience, some of my hacks, and things that you can do to set yourself for success as we kick off the new month. It's to feel as though the hamster wheel of the day-to-day grind is always in focus. This episode will help you pause and get back on track for this new month. 

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This week’s episode brings a fun announcement. For years I’ve created templates as a way to stay organized and to be honest, creating templates and processes for me is like second nature. It’s how my brain works. Over the years I created templates when I freelanced and even in my career if I worked in an organization that may have been maturing in that area but weren’t quite where they wanted to be yet. I’ve been asked for years if...

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In this week’s episode, our hot topic is what to do when you are “feeling unhappy when not productive”. We’ve all been there so I decided to shed some on this topic from conversations and my own experiences. I’m hoping this gives you some clarity and maybe even a little peace to know that you aren’t alone. Here is how I’ve handled it and what I recommend as your next best step!?


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 In this week’s episode, I wanted to chat about the challenge of wrangling tasks while managing new ideas. Shiny object syndrome shows up in multiple ways and this is one. Let’s walk through the foundation of task management and one of my tried and true methods of managing new ideas so I can keep up the momentum.  Visit the shop at https://bit.ly/shopandorganize 

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In this week’s episode, I talk about the challenges around mismanaged time, why it happens, and how you can improve it. There are two to four steps that I share in this week’s episode so you can improve your relationship with time. That muscle may need to be exercised just like any other but you can do this! 

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June 27, 2021 17 min

 In this week’s episode, we talk about all things summer routines. I don’t know about you but I definitely needed a bit of a refresher when it comes to how I manage my time, personal projects, and even starting a new job. Whether you are a business owner or you have project work that you take on personally . . This episode will help you. This episode is a great companion to your planning process as a whole not just in preparation f...

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In this week’s episode, I’m going to give tips on how to prioritize #allthethings you have on your plate. I’ll review a few categories which help me place things in buckets and what you should think about as you shift the weight of your workaround. This is a great companion to episode 13 where I talked about the differences between strategic and fluffy to-do lists. 

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 In this week’s episode, I’m going to cover the one thing you can do to get more done this summer. As ambitious women, we wear many hats, regardless of our career titles, and oftentimes we take on too much to our own detriment. While there are periods when we have to stay heads down and just put in the work - there are other times when we need to ask/pay for help. Let’s chat about the pros and cons of outsourcing, some of my favori...

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In this week’s episode, we kick off the summer with our “what you need to stay on track with your goals to have a hot girl summer” series. This first episode walks you through things to consider before you start planning trips and getting back outside. This exercise will help you manage your time, expectations, and capacity to ensure you have a better chance of hitting your goals while still being able to have fun. 

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Do you ever ask yourself why you aren't getting more done? Do you often feel unsure where to start and overwhelmed by your long to-do lists? These are all symptoms of having the wrong stuff and sometimes too much on our to-do lists. In this week's episode, I share how your to-do list really is the foundation to continious execution and moving the needle forward. When created with the intention you can do wonders. 

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Project Management tools can be life-changing. Whether you are using them for business or personal there are some basic tools you can start with to test the waters before you start with the holy grails. In this episode, I walk you through 2-4 things you need to consider before choosing a new application. My goal is to save you time, feelings of overwhelm, and quite frankly the headache of just hopping from tool to tool without real...

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Due to my love of technology, trying out new applications, and overall organization this week's episode is definitely a favorite for this month. I'm sharing with all of you my favorite project management tools I've used, recommend, and how they can help you decrease your overwhelm and know where to start. I will chat about Trello and ClickUp to name a few. 

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