Highlights of This Episode:
- The impact of being a woman and a mother on Rebecca’s approach to planning (and the surprising ways it overlaps with Charlie’s military perspective)
- How those run-of-the-mill 8–5 planners are setting us up for failure
- Rebecca’s secret to managing four separate businesses, all in different stages of development
- Ways to realign yourself and practice mindfulness amidst a chaotic to-do list
- How Charlie and Rebecca both sell planners, yet aren’t in competition with each other
- The crux of Charlie and Rebecca’s “planning vs. scheduling” revolution
“Good luck is the result of good planning.” – Rebecca Rescate (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- The Pareto Principle (80-20 rule)
- Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map
- Why Strategic Planning Is So Hard for Creative People
- Chinese proverb about the rules of a game
- If You’re Planning Effectively, You’ll Always Be Changing Your Plans
- The 2016 Planners from PF
About Rebecca Rescate:
Serial entrepreneur, Rebecca Rescate, creates problem-solving consumer goods that are in the hands of over half a million people around the world. Her products have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, multiple episodes of ABC’s Shark Tank, and Good Morning America, to name a few.
Rebecca began her entrepreneurial career at age 25 in New York City. Within the past decade, she has built four brands with unique, creative products, including Blankie Tails, HoodiePillow, Top Down Planner and CitiKitty, all while raising three children in Yardley, PA, with her husband.
Learn more about Rebecca at her website.
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Theodore Nwangene says
Great episode Charlie,
Indeed, one of the very first steps in achieving anything good in life is planning. You need to adequately plan very well before anything can be done and without good planning, you will only be making mistakes.
Thanks for sharing.
Charlie Gilkey says
Thanks for adding to the conversation, Theodore!