Last week we kicked off the 2019 Planning Challenge inside of the Classy Career Girl Network Facebook group. On Day 1, I shared a story of how I have been using these 90-day planners for TWO YEARS!! I have made it a habit in my life and truly cannot imagine not doing them now. Using these 90-day planners has helped me accomplish so many goals over the last two years, personally and professionally. I am busy and don’t have a lot of time but these planners we created here at Classy Career Girl have helped me focus just on the priorities. I say no to a lot of things and I definitely don’t have a lot of time in my day to do much, but my secret is that I do the most important things and that is it.
The 90-day planner recently helped me launch the first physical version of the planner which I decided to do just 4 months ago on maternity leave. I had prepared well for a 3-month maternity leave and batched as much content creation I could before my daughter was born so I could focus on soaking up the newborn baby moments. So while I was on maternity leave, I didn’t have any work to do and I didn’t have the normal 20 things to do in my to-do list. So it really allowed me to dream again.
I was able to visualize better where I wanted my life and the Classy Career Girl brand to go. I was able to remember that one of my huge life goals was to create a physical planner and I had been sitting on a digital version for 2 years. 35,000 women had downloaded the 90-Day Planner and I heard so much great feedback, but I could not get the physical planner out the door. Why? Because I was scared! I was dealing with all the same fears as you are probably dealing with. I am just like you. I had doubts. I had no idea how to make a physical planner. The shipping and costs associated with it freaked me out. So I just didn’t do my dream…for years!
But when I had the clarity during maternity leave to really re-think my vision and brand. I knew I had to get the physical planner out there. So I wrote it down in my 90-day planner and made the commitment to do it even though I had NO IDEA how I was going to do it. One thing led to another and I just kept taking baby steps trying to figure out how to launch the planner and on December 2nd, we officially launched it for sale!
4 Easy Tips For Creating and Achieving Your 2019 Goals
If I can make a physical planner launch happen in 90 days with two kids and a crazy schedule, so can you! You have the system and planner right in front of you so let’s get to it!
Believe You Can
Mindset is the most important thing. You have to believe that you can accomplish your goals. You may not know how you are going to do it and it might be super scary but it’s ok! Just keep repeating affirmations and staying as positive as you can. Create a vision journal or vision board that you look at every day. Setbacks will come up and things will get tough, but if you know you can do it, you’ll be able to move past the tough times and make your goals happen.
Also, remember to write down 3 things you are grateful for every day. This will also help you stay positive. In our new Create Your Future Planners, we have a spot for affirmations and gratitude every single day because it’s so important to keep your mindset right when going after your dreams.
Don’t Worry About Being Perfect
Many people get overwhelmed trying to figure out what to write down. They worry that it’s not perfect so they just don’t write anything at all. Or they have doubts that they can’t make their goals happen so don’t want to write anything. My tip for you is to not worry about it being perfect. Just write down the first thing that comes to your mind.
Don’t worry that your goals have to be a certain way or the how they will get done. Just put what’s important to you down when it comes to creating your plan. You can always go back later and put deadlines. Later on, you can review if they are achievable or SMART goals. If you are new to this or get stuck creating your goals, the most important thing is you just get SOMETHING down. It shouldn’t take too long if you are just writing down the first thing that comes to your mind. Don’t overcomplicate this!
Make It a Habit
Make a commitment to do a new 90-day plan every quarter, a new monthly plan every month and a new weekly plan each week. This consistent action won’t take long and is crucial to your success and happiness. If you stick with it, you’ll find that this planner will become part of your routine.
Planning time will become a habit and you will reach your goals, even with a busy schedule. You’ll also want to get into a habit of writing down a daily to-do list where you prioritize 3 things that need to get done each day. There’s a lot of things you could do each day so you have to know what is the most important thing. You might not get everything done each day and that’s ok. As long as you get the most important things done.
Take Advantage of This Community
You don’t have to do this alone! If you are feeling stuck, ask for help! Join the Classy Career Girl Network Facebook group and ask your questions. With over 17,000 women, I’m sure there is someone who can help you in the group or at least point you in the right direction to complete your goals. I highly recommend getting an accountability partner or starting your own mastermind group of your peers to help each other out and give feedback to each other. If you do this, your 2019 will be a really fun and incredible year.
If you keep taking the baby steps and implement these tips in your 2019 planning, you’ll be ready to have your best year ever. I’m excited for you!
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