How to Make Sure 2017 ROCKS!! Part 3

If you’ve read my Book Report on the book Make it Happen you’ll get an idea of how much I love these tools. Tonya at Inkwell Press and Lara at Cultivate What Matters are brilliant and have an incredible team to help them bless us! I’m so thankful for both of these ladies, their vision and their dedication to helping us by providing such beautiful tools!!

Here is Part 3 of our video series, a walk through of both the Inkwell Press LiveWell planner and the Cultivate What Matters Power Sheets Workbook. Both tools that I hope to never be without. Great work ladies!! #allthehearteyes

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Book Review: Make it Happen by Lara Casey

I’m a highlighter. Are you? I like to highlight bits and pieces of the books I read that impact me so that I can flip through and remember the lessons I learned…this book…is probably the most highlighted book I’ve read in a while. haha!!

On the back cover Lara says, “Make it Happen is the story of how I surrendered my fear, took the leap, and got a life. In my case, a perfectly imperfect, fulfilling life as a mama, a working woman, and a grateful wife. This is how I chose to make ‘it’  – a greater purpose than mine – happen, and how you can too.”

This book was impactful in so many ways for me. She sprinkles in reflection questions during the telling of her story to help you process through your own story, to help you discover what your priorities are or should be, to guide you through the self-reflection process that we all so desperately need…or is that just me?

“God’s purpose for us is the big-picture vision; goals are our action plans to carry out that vision, using all He has given us.” pg 136

And Lara, through this book, helps guide you through the process of discovering that vision/purpose, breaking down those goals into action steps and helps you to create a road map to reaching those goals and fulfilling that vision.

Part 4 of the book, the last 64 pages, walks you through a similar process to what Lara uses in her Power Sheets workbooks (which I also LOVE!!). It’s a good idea to plan some quiet, uninterrupted (as much as possible) time to process through the steps she lays out. As a mom of 4 littles under 10, a wife, a business woman, I NEED to make sure I’m using my time wisely and effectively (I use that word a lot…I like things that are efficient, haha!). I loved Lara’s book, found a ton of value in it and whole-hardheartedly recommend it to everyone I know, no matter their situation or circumstances.  It’s just THAT good!!

Another thing I loved about this process is that it helped me remember that what we’re aiming for in this life is progress, not perfection. Anyone else get stuck because we’re afraid to mess up so we don’t do anything? As my friend Brenda would say, “Action cures EVERYTHING!!” Get moving! It doesn’t have to be perfect, in fact, it can’t be. If it was perfect the first time we probably wouldn’t ever learn anything. Perfect is boring. haha!

Aim for imperfect progress, get moving and let’s reach those goals and achieve the vision God has given us!

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How to Make Sure 2017 ROCKS! Part 2

Welcome back for part 2 of our series!! The video I made for this week includes all of the resources and inspiration for my current system in case you want to go through the learning and growth process like I did.

I highly recommend all of these resources, but am not being paid by any of them (I also did not receive free product for review purposes…that would have been cool though.) haha!

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How to Make Sure 2017 ROCKS!! Part 1

I LOVE organization, planners, productivity tools, notebooks, pens, cute stickers, washi tape…pretty much anything office supply related. haha!!

As we start a new year I want to share a few tips, tricks and tools that I’ve found that help me to stay (somewhat) organized, get more things done and (hopefully) have a more productive and balanced year in 2017.

Here are a couple of short videos I made to give you an overview of the tools that I use and  one to show you my “command center.” Be watching for the rest of this 4 part series including an overview of my system and how I use all of these tools to manage my home, home business and my sanity.

I’d love to hear any tips you might have as well! Drop them in the comments below!

Part 1:

Part 1.5

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