2019 | Starting the Year
Two thousand nineteen. It always amazes me how quickly another year goes by. As I’m thinking about the upcoming year and what I want to do, I feel like I’m replaying the exact same conversation that I had with myself if 2018, don’t we all?
The problem. I didn’t work on them little by little throughout the year.
I won’t take last year as a failure, I learned a lot, had a few huge victories, but I’m super stoked about a fresh year.
I’ll be honest though, I’m a type A organization freak, who spent a couple nights while her husband was working nights organizing the family files…yes. This is me.
This year, I’ve got something new to help me tackle what is truly important, what I believe matters in the big full whole picture, not just the narrow bit I allow myself to see somedays. PowerSheets is my goal setting tool for 2019, and when I first came across their content and videos, I thought, I found my people.
2019 | Trying the PowerSheets
I’ve fallen out of habit with my PowerSheets for a few months. In April I found out we were expecting our first child, and the exhaustion of the first trimester hit me hard.
Knowing I had the PowerSheets, and the physical reminder to reflect on the current state of my goals and what truly matters made a different. Even though I wasn’t using the system every single day, I had something to come back to when I was ready, which helped tremendously.
2020 | Second Year
After a year of using PowerSheets I think I have a much better understanding of how to use them well and what types of goals they will help me achieve. I definitely went into prep week with a different mentality than I did the first time around.
After all my prep was done, I settled on the following goals:
1. Increase Faith and Pursue Sanctification
- pray big prayers
- memorize scripture
- The Power of a Praying Wife
- Prayer: Communing with God in Everything
- Risen Motherhood
- How to Memorize Scripture Quickly and Easily
2. Maintain a fruitful marriage
- Matt before Aenea
- faith and prayer centered
- building financial wealth to contribute to something greater
- Read Sacred Marriage
- Read The Mingling of Souls
- Scripture: Ecclesiastes 4:12: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
- Scripture: 1 John 4:12: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
3. Establish A Relational and Spiritual Legacy
- memories, stories, be special moments and lessons learned
- Read the Jesus Storybook Bible with her
- recite scripture over her
- Jesus Storybook Bible
- Read 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change Your Family
- Read The Life-Giving Parent
4. Manage My Resources in Light of Eternity
- Read What’s Best Next
- Read Stewarding Life: One Lifetime, Limited Resources, Eternal Priorities
- Reat Overdressed
- Scripture: Ephesians 5:16-17 ESV “Making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
- Scripture: Galatians 6:10 “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.”
5. Celebrate with Joy: Write a Narrative of Joy
- Everybody Always
- Gifts of Imperfection
- Who’s Pushing Your Buttons
- Have More Fun
- Looking for Lovely
6. Invest in my Business
- direction with mission and vision
- take it to the Lord in prayer
- spread my knowledge
- clarify my marketing
- build an audience/mailing list
- Read Storybrand
- Read Profit First
- Read Business Boutique
- The Blessing by Smalley & Trent
- Joy that Lasts by Smalley
- Captivating by Staci Eldridge
- Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.
- If you are married — try “How We Love”
- The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness
- Changes that Heal
- The Law of Happiness
- Love Does
- Keep it Shut (managing words)
- Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!
I’m still always tinkering with how I get things in my life done and what tools I use, but I am thankful for the monthly check in with PowerSheets and the space to confront my goals, what I said was important, and the reality check with what actually happened. I am looking forward to another year with PowerSheets in 2021!