So here we are nearly at the end of February and I’m only writing about my new year now!!! I’ll be honest I had a busy few months with my planner business and took my eye off the blog. Worse I started a 3 part series of blogs and never finished them!!! But that’s me, I go head into a project with a rough idea what I’m doing but no proper plan, goals or strategy. I’m super at organising the practical things, and I do love my lists, but unless its on a list somewhere I loose momentum and its forgotten.
I had a great first year in business last year, but it was a little haphazard, with no real goals and targets – that all sounded a bit serious. But if I want to move forward I need to set some, but where to start? I do enjoy planning and organisation blogs and vlogs, and found a super vlog by Laura from “How to get your shit together” on goal setting and she had a review of Lisa Jacobs “Your best year 2018”. And based on her review I had to purchase it. So here’s my little review too, its not to late to start your best year.
I am a novice at this kind of stuff and needed a book that not only explained what I needed to do, but brought me along and showed me. And that’s exactly what this does. Its not just a book but a workbook. She starts with an introduction on how the workbook works, she explains the philosophy of the book and how she sets her years’ goals, etc and she asks questions on where you are now and where you want to go. She has a load of exercises to bring you along, and she also has sample answers to help you when you are stuck.
By the end you’ll have reasons why you are doing what you are doing, an annual stratgey of where you are going and want to go, an actual plan (yipee!!!!), everyday action plans and monthly tracking sheets to keep you focused and on track for the year .. its everything you need in one book. I’ll be keeping it on my desk and referring to it all year.
She also has a personal version for anyone who is more focused on personal goals for 2018, but this one has a mix of both. And as a working at home mammy my goals are business, family and personal…. it all counts.
I’d definitely recommend this book and it can be purchased on amazon, not sure what retailers in Ireland stock it.
I’m going to be looking at different ways and tips to help organise my life as the year goes on, reviewing different books, experts and the advise that’s out there. Of course I have to finish that series I started before Christmas, and I’ll be looking at budgeting, and other topics to get the most of you home life. I’m very excited to be going forward and hope you will join me.