How to Project Manage your Personal, Professional and Family Goals with Crista Grasso

Welcome to the Thrive with Cate Stillman podcast. In this episode, Cate is joined by her good friend, Crista Grasso, the go-to strategic planning and systems expert for online businesses. They explore the power of setting meaningful goals and how to project manage personal, professional, and family aspirations. If you’ve ever struggled with setting and achieving your goals or felt overwhelmed by a long list of to-dos, this episode is for you. Cate and Crista break down the importance of clarity and vision and provide practical tips on how to identify the most impactful goals and take decisive action.

What You’ll Get Out of Tuning In

  • Understanding personal, professional, and family goals.
  • The strength of a like-minded community.
  • Identifying specific goals and their impact.
  • Utilizing project management techniques.
  • “Cut, Hold, Change, Keep” method for tasks.
  • A 30-day challenge for activity review.
  • The advantages of digital tracking tools.
  • Centralized commitment management.


  • Goals Are About Evolution: Cate and Crista emphasize that setting goals is not just about achieving results; it’s about personal evolution and becoming the kind of person who can accomplish those goals.
  • Overcoming Goal Aversion: For those who have had negative experiences with goals in the past, Crista suggests reframing the idea of goals and focusing on what you want to experience, become, or change in your life.
  • Prioritizing the Most Transformative Goals: Crista advises breaking down a long list of goals into themes and exploring the “why” behind each goal to identify the most impactful ones.
  • The Role of Depth and Connection: Cate shares how deep connections and being with growth-oriented individuals can make goal achievement more accessible and inspiring.


“It’s still people that make decisions and it’s still people that ultimately are the ones who decide the next level of a business.” – Crista Grasso

“The mechanics of achieving a goal, if we take this down to more of a tactic level at this point, it’s like you’ve got this thing you want to achieve. You reverse engineer your results to go off and do it.” – Crista Grasso

“Goals are not just about external results; they’re about the internal journey that you need to go on to achieve those results.” – Cate Stillman


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