There are few things that I can pinpoint and say, "This changed my life," in real, tangible ways. But I am here today to share with you one of those things because it is just too good for you not to know about it.
Back it up a bit.
It all started with the book Make It Happen by Lara Casey. I was given the book as part of the Influence Network book club. I'll be honest: it sat on my shelf for a while. But when I discovered that my family was selling the family business that had employed me for the last 17 years, I started grasping for anything that would give me hope or inspiration for what the future might look like.
This book was all that and more.
Did you read the sub-title? "Surrender your fear. Take the leap. Live on purpose."
I was about to have no job (which meant no income which wasn't an option) and I was terrified. On top of that, I had spent my entire career life in healthcare which is not an industry I had planned on even entering. (I have a BA in photography, graphic design and creative writing.)
I had no idea what I was going to do.
And this book walked me through a process of self-reflection that I so desperately needed and eventually led me to starting Belong.
The author, Lara Casey, is also the creator of PowerSheets. PowerSheets are THE ULTIMATE GOAL PLANNER. They inspire you to uncover purpose-filled goals and plan action steps to make what matters happen. Perfect for anyone—moms, students, creatives, entrepreneurs—who needs a grace-filled system that works.
And they work.
I used my PowerSheets to put on paper what I was having a hard time talking about--and sometimes didn't even know that I was feeling it. I was able to "download" it all into a format that made sense of the mess of emotions and desires and gave them some direction and a form.
Through the journey of PowerSheets I actually started a magazine.
I feel like I recreated myself and got a fresh start.
It just took a little guidance, some time and some realistic goal setting.
I still have all of my sheets in a binder with blue ink smothering the pages. Looking ahead, PowerSheets are now being offered in 2017 monthly spiral-bound book which I'm super excited about. I'm ready to start gearing up for 2017, and this is what is going to help me lay out my vision and goals for the year. (The PowerSheets also come as a sheet sets that you can date as you wish and put in your own binder.)
If you are looking for a way to put form and function into your goal setting for your business and/or personal life, I encourage you to give PowerSheets a gander.
They will change you. And this is a change that is sooo good.
I was blessed to be given this PowerSheets book by Cultivate What Matters and by clicking on the links, I may be monetarily compensated.