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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

  • faith
  • 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

Maybe books

  • 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!

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