Tackle the Year Plan
Today is Day 30 in the 31 Days to a Super-Purposeful Schedule series.
Since we’re coming up on the end of the year, I think it’s the perfect time to ask ...what were your New Year’s resolutions back last January? Did you do them? Do you even remember them?
Honestly I had no idea what mine were without going back to my Powersheets.
Making plans doesn’t always mean you’ll get to them, but your chances get better when you set goals and write them down. Many times we don’t take action because we don’t know what we really want. The act of yearly goal-setting actually causes us to make a decision based on the big picture. Where are we heading? Where do we want to end up?
If you feel like planning an entire year is shooting too far, then start with 90 day "sprints" and then keep it going throughout the year.
Tackling the Year
1 | Choose Your Word(s) For The Year
This is kind of a fun practice to remember what you want to be about. Two years ago, I chose the word “sweetness” and attempted to try being fully present and create everyday sweet moments or adventures. I still really want to be about doing that. Now I like to focus on 3 words - my brand words actually. These describe what I’m about, what key messages I value, how I want to influence others, etc.
2 | List Out Your Top 10 Goals
I like breaking these up into work & lifestyle goals because they're both important but can sometimes have different priorities. These can be more like aspirations if you aren’t sure when you’ll implement them, but I think it’s good to get as specific as possible. Maybe just focus on a few for the first 90 days if that helps you take action.
3 | Month Focus Areas
In my last post, I mentioned how I like to have a theme for each month. It helps me have fun things to look forward to and stay well-rounded. I never want to be focusing on one area for too many seasons so that everything else starts to get out of whack. So I create focus areas to keep balanced. This is also really helpful if your business has different products or services for each season like mine does. I just list out each month and where my attention will be.
4 | Big Picture Box
Draw a box or use the area in your workbook to sketch/randomly list out what your want to see more of this next year. What lights you up inside or makes you passionate about taking action? Sketching or doodling ideas is a perfect way to get all of your ideas out in a sort of "brain dump." Add details from your five-senses if you're struggling to have a vision. Think of it less as a to-do list and more of a brainstorming block for what you truly value and want to see more of this year.
Today’s Action Step:
Work on your year plan. If you want to wait until New Year’s Day to plan it all out, that's totally fine. Set a reminder and keep your worksheet in an easy-to-find spot for January 1st. (*Note: if you're already subscribed and are having trouble accessing the Free Resource page, email me for a refresher on the password. xo)