One is the purchase of Lara Casey's #Powersheets and the other is Emily Ley's Simplified Planner.
I'm going to focus on #Powersheets today, more on the planner (which I'm OBSESSED with) tomorrow.
I don't really know why.
As someone who has attended the Making Things Happen Conference, follows Lara and Southern Weddings on all social media and calls Lara a friend, I don't really know how I resisted the Powersheet as long as I did. Mostly, I didn't really think I needed them or that they would really help. I mean, I have plenty of paper and I can write down my goals whenever I want, fo' free. The only problem is I never did.
The prep work is awesome. It's hard and sometimes it seems redundant, but it's all there for a reason.
It took me about a week to get through the prep work and I came out on the other side with goals that I'm really excited about for the new year. Some of them are big and ridiculous, and some of them are small and practical. My favorite part is that each goal page requires you to list Action Steps for making progress to accomplish that goal. Which sounds so simple and obvious, but it's SO necessary. Then moving those action steps to your tending list throughout the year gets you well on your way to accomplishing things and not just talking about them.
Prior proper planning prevents poor performance.
If I don't plan to have a blog, or a clothing line, or even a healthy dinner, I probably won't.
It's so easy to forget what your plans and goals are by next week, but having this list in constant view does wonders to keep you track.
and isn't it ironic...