It’s almost the end of January. How is your planning for 2014 coming along?
I don’t do resolutions, I make plans. Last year, I got a little overwhelmed, I had goals, but no specific plans in place to support them. This year, I’m still dreaming big, but I’m trying to put more structure in place to support my goals. What’s that, you don’t have goals or a plan for 2014? Psshhh, no worries, it’s never to late to start! Click your mouse and break out the gel pens and let’s get started! There is no need to reinvent the wheel, I found several planning programs on line, two are even free!
The first is Unraveling The Year 2014 by Susannah Conway. This is the 4th year I’ve completed Conway’s program and I really enjoy it. She walks you through thoroughly dissecting 2013 and then asks a series of questions to help you to look ahead and dream big for 2014. Best of all, it’s free!
New this year, I also found Tsh Oxenrider’s New Year’s Eve Reflection Questions and her goal setting questions for the New Year. Tsh’s questions are thought provoking, but the two sheets as a whole are not quite as in-depth as Susannah Conway’s package.
Also new to me this year is Leonie Dawson’s Amazing Year Workbooks. There’s one for your personal development and a separate workbook for those interested in developing their business in 2014. This program costs, $17.95 usd for an immediate download. There is an option to use Amazon Print on Demand as well. Since I’d done a lot of personal reflection with Susannah Conway and Tsh Oxenrider, I decided to focus on my business goals. The layout of the workbook is VERY exuberant for my tastes, but I liked the questions and the follow up exercises.
Do you have any goal setting traditions? Do you follow any specific goal guru’s? Leave your suggestions in the comments. Here’s to an amazing 2014 for all of us!
Lee Laughlin is a writer, wife, and mom, frequently all of those things at once. She blogs at Livefearlesslee.com. She is currently a member of the Concord Monitor Board of Contributors. Her words have also appeared in a broad range of publications from community newspapers to the Boston Globe. She is a member of the New Hampshire Chapter of Romance Writers of America and is currently at work on her first novel.