I am so excited about this day- it’s the launch day for Powersheets!!!! I was so excited to get my hands on the new edition and have been just bursting to share with you all. So here is a little peek into some of my favorite pieces of the new 2018 goal planner as well as a celebration of some of the ways Powersheets has helped me delight in this year and make my weeks more efficient.
We’re nearing the end of October, which means that next week I’ll have a goal post for you with how I did on my October goals and what I’m planning to tend to in November. But before that- I want to talk big picture today. Because that is what Powersheets has helped me with so much this year- tying the little by little daily actions to the big picture of where I want to be when I’m 80, what kind of legacy I want to leave, and how to tackle bigger goals than I’d dare to dream when looking at the day by day. In case you are new to the blog, Powersheets are an intentional goal planner that help you identify your goals and what steps you need to take to achieve them through little by little daily work.
This year has had a lot of ups and downs (ok, maybe the past two years!) and sometimes its easy for me to feel like I haven’t done much but manage to keep myself and my kids alive. But looking back, I’ve done some pretty amazing things, some of which I hadn’t even imagined when the year started. In January, I didn’t expect I’d be taking the leap to start the garden I’d been dreaming about, and I definitely would not have believed you if you told me that I’d be enjoying the products of my labors and having enough to gift to other people as well. I have had so much fun blessing friends with flowers and vegetables. I’ve had a blast watching my son learn the different plant names and point out how different their leaves look. I’ve made some mistakes and battled some garden pests and learned a lot along the way (a post or two for another day on those subjects) and I don’t think I would have jumped into doing any of this without the perspective shift Powersheets gave me during my goal recaps each month and goal refreshes each season.
Speaking of gardening, one of my favorite things from this year was being a part of the Cultivate book launch team. I felt so humbled applying for the launch team position, but I knew that Lara’s story was going to be powerful for other people the way it has been for me and I was delighted to be selected and help spread the word about how much wisdom is in that book. I was thrilled to read the book before launch date and have re-read it a few times since then to go back and refresh some of that wisdom.
As I began to write this post and flipped back through my 2017 Powersheets, here are some big accomplishments from the year that I made note of:
*Continuing date nights, even when they seemed impossible to make happen
*Saying YES to things that unnerve me or I don’t feel ready for
*Breastfeeding nine months and counting!
*Staying on top of memory keeping and photo organization
*Getting back into yoga and getting stronger after an extremely difficult pregnancy and exhausting first few months of my daughter’s life
*Learned to accept help when I need it (This is truly huge and life changing for me)
*Read more books than I have in many years (I believe I’m at 39 books and counting according to Goodreads…)
*Began tracking spending and budgeting more efficiently
*Grown in my faith
*Grown closer to my family
*Been open to new and growing friendships
WHOAH! That’s a lot. You can now see why I didn’t write full paragraphs about each of those things like I’d originally planned. Little by little progress adds up and it’s a good perspective to remind me what I HAVE done instead of dwelling on what I couldn’t control or what I have yet to do. So that’s why I am SO EXCITED thinking about what good goals I get to uncover for 2018. 2018 POWERSHEETS launch today, and you can get them by clicking on this photo of me smiling so hard my face hurts! but as one of the Cultivate What Matters affiliates, I was lucky enough to get my yearly goal planner a little early and y’all it is gorgeous and has some wonderful tweaks from last year. The look of everything is more streamlined and I love the new pages that have you focus on certain areas of your life and how you are doing. Plus, the gold foil is so pretty! I can’t wait to get my hands on the new sticker book for this year! If you are interested in using this awesome tool with me next year, I hope you’ll check out the options (I highly recommend the one year because it is more economically sound than buying two six month versions!). The yearly workbook starts in January, but the Cultivate team and many of us affiliates are planning to start the prep work in early December so we can take the time to really think on our goals and what matters most. I’m so excited to keep sharing my journey with you.
Do you have any questions for me about Powersheets? Leave a comment and I’ll be sure to answer them either in my next post or in my next goals post for November!
AND in a rare back to back double post this week- I’ll be sharing tomorrow about how my system with Powersheets and my planner has helped me beat decision fatigue. Excited to share then!