One of my favorite things to do in my business (and life!) is to set goals. And…I don’t mean like “run three times a week” kind of goals. (Really…are you kidding me?)
But more like, life intentions.
Do you get me?
About a year ago, I started hearing about these things called “Powersheets” and I was like… what’s that?
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Well, I did my research. And decided I needed to get myself a set of Powersheets for my personal growth and business.
Actually, I wanted them and they were sold out so I had to wait till the Six Month Planner came out. And then I sent it to Cody to tell him I wanted them for my birthday. And then promptly emailed him again when I saw they were back in stock.
I got my Powersheets! 🙂
What I have found, though, is these are more than just a “goal setting workbook.” The Powersheets provide tools to help you think critically about your priorities in life.
Goal Setting for Teachers
Looking back, I don’t think I ever set many goals for my classroom. Of course, I wanted to improve my students reading levels, learn about guided math, etc. But I never took the time to actually think those things out and create an action plan for achieving those goals.
I’m wondering if you are the same way?
I think that Powersheets can be an incredibly effective tool both in the classroom and in your personal life.
Going out on a limb here, but I also think as teachers we do a terrible job of setting goals for ourselves! We think about our kids twenty-four seven and ourselves…well, not at all.
That is why I love the Powersheets format. It doesn’t just allow you to set goals, but it causes you to evaluate all parts of your life. And set goals accordingly.
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An Inside Look at Powersheets
I snapped a few shots of my Powersheets to show you. But please know, I am not an artistic person, so mine aren’t always “cute.” You can search #powersheets on instagram and get a ton of inspiration for making them cute. But for me, I try, but it’s more important to me that I don’t get caught up in making it look perfect.
At the beginning of your Powersheets Planner, you have about twenty pages of self reflection. Here is one page I felt comfortable sharing.
At the beginning of each quarter you have the opportunity to rate different areas of your life.
You can also create ten specific goals. You can see many of mine are related to my business and my relationship with myself and my husband. But you could easily claim a couple spots for goals related to the classroom.
Each month I look back over my goals and write down things that are coming up that month.
And here is where the real magic happens. I write out all the things I want to be intentional about (on the left) and then my actionable steps I am going to take to make those things happen (on the left).
At the end of the month you are able to review your month. This is usually really powerful for me. If you can read it clear enough, you’ll notice that there is nothing about “what I didn’t accomplish this month.” Instead it’s worded as “I’m choosing GRACE over guilt.” Sometimes I think those subtle word changes are really impactful.
Have you ever used Powersheets? Are you dying to get your hands on a set? I am ready to order my 2019 set! In fact, I emailed them shortly after I found out we were moving to Germany to insure that they shipped overseas. They do! 🙂
They go on sale October 24th, 10 AM ET, and from my past experience, they sell out FAST!
This sticky notepad. With so much travel, it is too much to carry around my planner (which I love, but…it’s all about priorities), my Powersheets Planner, and my journal of notes for work. This is a way I can keep track of what I need to do each day for work and it will be much smaller to slip into my backpack.
However, I have yet to decide what color cover I want…. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment and LMK!
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