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HEART-Based Goal Setting: The Cheshire Cat’s Career Wisdom 

HEART-Based Goal Setting: The Cheshire Cat's Career Wisdom | Flourish Careers Podcast


Imagine you’re exploring the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland, and who do you come across? The mischievous Cheshire Cat! 

He drops this famous line: 

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” 

It’s like he’s speaking directly to our career dilemmas! Without clear goals, we might end up tumbling down wild rabbit holes and landing who knows where.

HEART-Based goal setting is about making intentional decisions aligned with your core values and aspirations. It involves defining your vision, clarifying desired outcomes, and writing down your goals for accountability.

By setting HEART-based goals, you can create a career path that resonates with who you are and brings purpose and fulfillment. It’s about finding the right ‘road’ rather than going down ‘rabbit holes’ of misaligned opportunities.

Aligning your goals with the seasons can optimize your goal-setting process, harnessing the energy of each season. Short-term goals provide motivation and progress toward long-term goals.

In today’s episode, we’ll dive into HEART-based career goal setting. Using my three-part framework, you’ll discover the science behind goal setting and how to craft your heart-based plans. I’ll also provide an example to tie it all together.

Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode

HEART-based goal setting involves aligning your career goals with your core values and lifestyle aspirations. 

You can create a career path that brings purpose, fulfillment, and excitement by:

  • Defining a vision that resonates with you
  • Clarifying desired outcomes
  • Writing down your goals 

Seasons of Success: 
Just like nature, your energy, focus, and interests can fluctuate throughout the year. By aligning your goal-setting with the seasons, you can optimize your progress.

Resources mentioned in this episode:
HEART-Based Career Development Plan Workbook

HEART-Based Career Planning Workbook
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Use this comprehensive guide to plan your path with purpose 🌟


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes!
HEART-Based Career Planning: What It Is + What It Isn’t
10 Signs It’s Time To Change Careers + 3 Struggles You Might Be Facing
6 Secrets To Building Momentum For Making A Career Change 

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

June 21, 2023

HEART-Based Goal Setting: The Cheshire Cat’s Career Wisdom 

HEART-Based Goal Setting: The Cheshire Cat’s Career Wisdom 

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