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An Honest Review of the
It is no secret that I have loved the whole product suite of Lara Casey and her Cultivate What Matters team. Ever since a good friend gave me her first book, “Make It Happen”, I have eaten up everything Lara has had to say about everything. If obsession is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
The same friend who gave me the “Make It Happen” book, also turned me onto Powersheets as a goal setting method. It seems my friend and I may both be obsessed with Lara and I am glad to have some company!
2017 was my second year to use Powersheets and I can honestly say that they have been a huge reason for why I have made so much progress in areas that I have been wanting to improve in for years.
Which is why I am super excited that the 2018 Powersheets are now on sale! Not only are they great for goal setting, they also make great Christmas gifts (and we all want to be the family member giving the best Christmas gifts).
I know it is hard sometimes to make a decision to buy something from an online store because you can’t see the product or “can it really be as good as they say it is?” (yes). And in an effort to help answer those questions, I am covering my favorite features of the 2018 Powersheets.
Overall – the Powersheets goal setting workbook has an awesome starting section that helps get you to dig deep and figure out what you are really wanting to get out of your upcoming year (or 6 months if you go with the 6-month version of the Powersheets). In the 2018 version, they have created a Life Evaluation worksheet that helps you rank eight areas of your life on a 1-10 scale and write out why you gave yourself that score. This is going to be really helpful as you figure out what areas of your life you want to really make some progress in!
Each Powersheets workbook comes with a few encouragement cards that you can place on your desk, mirror or wherever you might see them most. One of the cards even has a place for you to write your Word of the Year down. I used mine from last year as my bookmark in my Simplified Planner.
GOAL ACTION PLAN WORKSHEETS
One of the things that I have struggled with in years past is not putting together good goals. No ways to measure them. No timelines. No guidelines of what progress looks like.
But with the Powersheets, all of those things are spelled out in a concise worksheet. These worksheets have helped me plan out my goals with action items and progress points. I use these action plans to plan out what my goals would need to be each month in order to hit them by the end of the year. In typical fashion, that hasn’t worked out on any one of my yearly goals, but I have made progress on all of them which is what matters!
MONTHLY TENDING LIST
Each month you fill out your monthly, weekly and daily goals for that month. This page is perforated so you can take it with you in your planner or put it somewhere that works best for you. I don’t tear mine out because I just keep my whole Powersheets workbook on in my nightstand and check off my boxes then. If you need a better look at how the Tending List might be filled out, check out one of my Monthly Goal posts!
QUARTERLY GOAL REFRESHES
The quarterly goal refreshes are an awesome feature in the 2018 Powersheets because it gives you the freedom to change up your goals if you determine that your yearly goals aren’t quite working out. This was perfect for me because I had a couple of major events happen this year that threw off my goals (surgery and the attack of Hurricane Harvey. Also kids will do that just on their own).
If you don’t need to refresh your goals, you can just use this section as a way to check in on your progress from the last 3 months!
STICKERS & COLOR
While the Powersheets workbook is extremely useful, it also looks pretty dang good in an Instagram shot with a cup of coffee. It really is gorgeous and can hold its own on a coffee table.
Each Powersheets book comes with two sheets of stickers and they are so shiny and lovely and I am about 100% positive that the majority of them will end up on my daughter’s face at some point. So I did get a separate sticker book to be sure that I have enough stickers to get me through the year and let Kinsley have her fun as well.
If you get your 2018 Powersheets – let me know the comments below! I am excited to work on our 2018 goal planning together!
Check out a few of my other favorite Cultivate Shop Products:
- Write the Word Journals
- Encouragement Card Sets
- Goal Setting Guide for Parents – Powersheets Companion Workbook
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