January Review + Free Printable for February

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January 2017 is already a closed chapter! I made sure to take the time to do a little review of the past month for myself and would like to share what I came up with.

(pic: local sweet potato)
HEALTH: Established an exercise routine of walking for one hour between my home and a nearby coffee shop. This allows me to carve out time to listen to my favourite podcasts (right now I've been listening to a lot of Dave Ramsey for financial advice), drink more water, and get moving. I've also started being more intentional about eating local, organic fruit and vegetables.
RELATIONSHIPS: Intentionally spending more time with good, motivated people. I started a blogger get-together so that I can widen my network with like-minded women. 

(pic: the Coloring JoyBook. Take a closer look HERE.)
CAREER: I've created a new product - my Coloring JoyBook and was interviewed on the She Means Business podcast. The episode I recorded with Carrie isn't live yet, but you can subscribe to the podcast HERE
PERSONAL GROWTH: I've been listening to personal development audios and reading every day: Earl Nightingale, The Magic of Thinking Big, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, The Power is Within You by Louise Hay...
HAPPINESS: Taking time to do fun things like going out dancing on salsa night and getting dressed up to have a nice drink in a nice place with friends. I'm also digging deeper into my art hobbies by taking classes on the website SkillShare.

(pic: a mind-map of my day)
SIMPLIFY + ORGANIZE: I've started using Dave Ramsey's free budgeting system called Every Dollar to organize my personal budget and it really is the best system I've ever used and I've tried and spent money on so many other programs. Additionally, I got some work done on my car to get some things fixed - I don't like doing car stuff so this is a big deal. I also withdrew from a commitment as a board member on a non-profit that I can no longer help with. 
(pic: my desk in my studio apartment)
Whew. You know, if I didn't take the time to write this up for myself, then I would have felt like I didn't really do much in January because sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking that progress isn't progress unless it's perfect. But that's not true. Progress is progress! 

2017 New Year Resolutions Printable - Set Powerful Goals with Your Gut!

My New Years Resolution printable is back for the third year in a row! 

It's been downloaded by people all over the world thousands and thousands of times. I've kept the questions the same and the beauty of this printable is that it helps people set goals from their gut. Each box contains a single-word prompt and you simply fill in your response within the framework of what you want to see manifest in your life for the year.

Here is a video that my friend and mentor, Carrie Green of the Female Entrepreneur Association filmed when I first released this printable. I'm still so thrilled that she made this video. One of my goals for 2017 is to get over myself and start making my own videos. :)

Ever since I decided to make every year 10 times better than the last, this has absolutely been the case. 2016 has been the most challenging and amazing year so far. I've had achievements and epiphanies that I feel have been ten years in the making.

This year, I have...

- created The Power of Printables course for the Female Entrepreneur Association Members Club
- created the Pinterest Potential bundle for the Members Club as well
- travelled to Florida for Carrie Green's wedding
- moved into my own apartment
- created the 2017 Coloring Joybook and hosted a get-together using it
- spoke at the Women in Business Conference
- and so many more blessings

This year, I have learned...

- There truly is an equal or greater benefit in every challenge, but you only receive the benefit if you are LOOKING for it and are OPEN to it.

- Feeling resistance means that you are moving up to a higher level in your life. Keep moving.

- Helping people past a certain point, is not helping. Let people have their struggle. Everyone needs to be able to "take a good look in the mirror." Don't stand between them and the mirror.

- Distractions aren't just Netflix and going out too much. They are ANYTHING and anyone that prevents you from reaching your personal potential. Sometimes we are involved in "good" activities that are actually holding us down and keeping us small - which makes them distractions. This is such a hard lesson to learn and I don't think you can really learn it until you experience it. This is probably my biggest epiphany of 2016.

What has been your biggest epiphany from 2016? Tell me in the comments. I'm actually craving to hear it! :)

If you'd love extra help dreaming BIG for 2017, then check out my 2017 Dream Big Coloring Joybook! >> CLICK HERE

How I've Set Up My Life Binder For 2017

This is exciting. 2017 is just around the corner and I just finished getting my Life Binder all cleaned up and perked up for the new year and for YOU! :)

In case you're unfamiliar with this, my Life Binder is a system that I've used for years to take 100% responsibility for my life. It allows me to have one central, physical hub for everything that is going on in my life so that I can SEE it and MEASURE my progress. It's been the key to my ability to live my life on an upward spiral and make every year 10 times better than the last.

The last time I did a post like this where I went into the behind the scenes of my personal life binder was YEARS ago. Yikes. But that post has become the most popular post on my blog and helped me realize that I needed to turn this system into a product that people could buy and now my Life Binder has helped well over a thousand people move closer to taking 100% responsibility for their lives too.

The post below is all in pictures - I'm not going to drive you crazy with additional descriptions because there is already sooooo much to scroll through, but if you have ANY questions, please leave a comment below! :)

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My Ultimate Life Binder has helped over 1000 paper-loving-planner-enthusiasts set goal-centered habits, design their ideal wardrobe, iron out weekly routines, and so much more.

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How to Get Back your Clarity, Energy, and Momentum

Hello Mid-August... or almost-end-of-August rather! Some of you have noticed that I haven't posted my usual free "Hello Mid-Month" printable since May. Truth be told, I've been so preoccupied with creating new courses and products that I felt a little too burnt out to do my usual monthly post. I've also been feeling a little bit STUCK. 

It's funny because I was talking to my friend/client/mentor Carrie Green about this quicksand feeling a few weeks ago and she's been experiencing the same thing! Maybe something is going around... And since Carrie is amazing, she went ahead and created a video and workbook to help people break free from feeling this way. Check it out here. >>

When it comes down to it, I feel like feeling stuck comes down to this:

- 1 -

We've stopped feeling as grateful as possible for all the blessings, opportunities, people, and resources that we have in our lives and so we've stopped taking full advantage of what we have in front of us. The key question here is: WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE? We don't deserve more until we appreciate what we already have and we do that by MAKING USE of it.

- 2 -

We've stopped taking action. We let ourselves get overwhelmed by uncertainty instead of focusing on THE VERY NEXT STEP RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. When we take action - ANY ACTION - on a consistent basis, we stay tuned into clarity, momentum, and energy. Decide right now that you are going to do SOMETHING today even if you have to "move heaven and earth." You know what that "something" is already. It's right in front of you. Don't take those baby steps for granted. One step always leads to another.

- 3 -

We've "turned down" the volume of our personal development. Feeling dry, uninspired, used up? We actually make things harder than they need to be when we ignore our personal development. Reading and listening to self-improvement materials has a multiplying effect on our effort. You can literally 10x your results by spending at least 30 minutes every day reading books like The Slight Edge, The Magic of Thinking Big, or Think and Grow Rich, or listening to great thought leaders like Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, or Jack Canfield.

And of course, to help you implement all this, I created a free printable just for you to help you "get out of a funk".

Keep moving forward. No matter what.

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